Sturminster Marshall First School

Grow, Achieve, Inspire, Nurture. SMFS where learning is an adventure.


At Sturminster Marshall First School children are put at the heart of what we do. We want them to enjoy their learning, be confident learners and enable them to achieve their potential.


Our school provides a nurturing environment where we know each child as an individual and work closely with families. We are developing a values-based school, where the children learn about human values like kindness, equality, respect and peace, which we feel are important for the school community and wider society.


As a school we know the importance of using the outside grounds to develop a range of learning opportunities and well-being for each individual child. Our children benefit from structured forest school sessions throughout the year which develop their independence, self-esteem, resilience and teamwork. Our aim is to develop more purposeful playtimes to make them enjoyable and engaging learning experiences for our children.


If you would like to visit our school, you would be most welcome. Please contact the office to make an appointment.