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‘Together we grow’

StowerProvost Community School is a small rural primary school where each child is treated as a special individual and encouraged to achieve their very best.

Our motto, “Together we grow,” underpins everything we aim to achieve.

At Stower Provost Primary School, we value the benefits of working together in a small, caring community where learning is at the heart of all we do. Everyone is challenged and encouraged to thrive and achieve as an individual, preparing each one to be a confident and active citizen in modern Britain.

Our vision is to create a school community where the uniqueness of every child is valued. We strive to instill in the children a lifelong love of learning and ambition for their future so they are proud of their achievements.

Stower Provost Strategic Goals 2018 – 2023

  • to inspire our children to be independent, inquiring and confident
  • to create a stimulating and supportive learning environment in order to ensure the highest levels of achievement and attainment
  • to employ efficient and effective procedures to allow our focus to be on improving education
  • to ensure Stower Provost is a rewarding and supportive place to work
  • to lead with passion, clarity and vision for the whole school community

Our School Development Plan priorities 2022 – 2023

1.) The curriculum is coherently planned and sequenced towards cumulative sufficient knowledge and skills for future learning 

2.) A clear system for monitoring ensures all aspects of Leadership and Management lead to accelerated progress during the year 

3.)The provision in the Early Years provides a strong start in all aspects for the youngest children 

Our school dates from 1850, is situated in North Dorset between the towns and villages of Gillingham, Shaftesbury, Sturminster Newton  and Marnhull and is located in a unique and beautiful rural setting with views of the Blackmore Vale and the Dorset Downs. Our catchment area covers a number of villages – Fifehead Magdalen, Kington Magna, Stour Provost, East and West Stour, Stour Row and Todber.  However, almost half of our children come from outside the catchment, a measure, we hope, of our reputation for helping all our children develop to the best of their potential, not just academically but as well rounded members of our community.

We are committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children. Please see our  Parent Info page and policies to see our Safeguarding Policy for 2022.

We feel we are an important part of our local community, joining in with local events and welcoming members of the community into school. We make sure our achievements are celebrated, too, through newsletters in local magazines and papers. Click here to read the latest bulletin

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