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‘Together we grow’

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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 2020 – 2021

  • to raise standards and achievement across the school through a focus on reading, writing and maths, the development of the curriculum and its planning
  • to improve the quality of teaching, learning and assessment through a planned cycle of monitoring, evaluation and review, a close focus on vulnerable children and developing our methods of feedback
  • to improve the effectiveness of leadership and management through careful tracking of progress, the development of middle leadership skills and robust performance management procedures


We are committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children. Click here to read our Safeguarding Statement 

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, 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.

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