The roots to grow, the wings to fly...

School motto


...achieving the highest standards of which children are capable in all areas of academic and personal development...

School aims


...fostering a positive and responsible attitude in children towards their environment...

School aims


...a secure Christian environment in which consideration and respect for self and others, can be fostered..

School aims


Your school is a gem.

Quote from Salisbury Diocese Advisor



Required: September 2018

Full Time Teacher – Fixed one year contract - MPS

St Mary’s CE Primary School, Bradford Abbas is a successful and popular rural Church of England School with a very strong reputation locally. We are one of the  founding members of the Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust; an exciting and forward thinking Trust of ambitious primary schools and one secondary located in and around Sherborne.

Due to the relocation  of the current postholder, we are looking for a dynamic, fresh and highly motivated KS2 practitioner to fit into our successful KS2 team to start in September 2018.

We are looking for an outstanding individual who will relish the opportunity to:

  • Teach in a Key Stage 2 class;
  • Further improve the already strong outcomes for students in KS2;
  • Work with exceptional professionals to further develop a shared understanding of learning;
  • Develop a role in subject leadership within the school. An interest in boys' sport or  English  may be an advantage but is not essential for the right candidate.

You are likely to be someone who:

  • Is passionate about making a difference and is committed to providing a caring, nurturing environment, sympathetic to our Christian values
  • Is or has the potential to be an excellent classroom practitioner;
  • Is able to inspire and motivate our learners;
  • Has high expectations and a drive to enable pupils to be the best that they can be;
  • Is able to promote high standards of behaviour;
  • Has the desire to grow, learn and lead;
  • Can display excellent communication skills to the entire school community, establishing strong foundations with parents, children and other stakeholders and be an effective team player.

St Mary’s CE Primary School can offer you:
• The opportunity to work with wonderful young people and their families
• The opportunity to work with exceptional colleagues throughout our school
• High quality continued professional development and opportunities to progress
• The opportunity to work within SAST; a forward-thinking multi-academy trust

Visits to the school are strongly recommended.

Closing Date: 23rd February 2018
Interview date: 9th March 2018

St Mary’s CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check.  We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.  Please note the Sherborne Area School’s Trust is the employer.