Okeford Fitzpaine Church of England Primary School -

"Encourage one another AND build each other up" (Thessalonians 5:11)

Okeford Fitzpaine Primary School

"Learning together to be the best that we can be"


We value friendship and kindness but we also recognise the importance of loving those that are different to us.


Welcome to
Okeford Fitzpaine CE
Primary School

“Encourage one another and build each other up”

Thessalonians 5:11

“Learning together to be the best we can be”

We value the importance of relationships and this is visualised through our ‘Okeford Hand of Friendship’ which encompasses our school values:

  • Love
  • Respect
  • Courage
  • Forgiveness
  • Compassion

Free activities and food for school aged children aged 5-16 in receipt of FSM this Easter holiday

2 Mar 21

This Easter Dorset Council will be bringing fun activities and tasty meals to children across Dorset. These will be free of charge for children and young people who receive benefit-related free school...


Exciting news!! New nursery to open in Okeford Fitzpaine

4 Feb 21

Okeford Fitzpaine CE Primary School has today announced plans for a new nursery provision in the village. The new nursery will cater for children from 4 months-4 years old, and will be...


Remote Education and Learning from home

14 Jan 21

During this period of national Lockdown, we have moved to providing home learning via a Microsoft Teams platform. All children have been provided details to log on and access this platform from...


Christmas at Okeford Fitzpaine CE Primary School, 2020

17 Dec 20

The last week of term has been one of excitement, joy and plenty of Christmas crafts! The children worked together to rehearse and perform a nativity in the church. Due to time...


Remembrance Spirituality Day

12 Nov 20

Today we enjoyed our first spirituality day on the subject of Remembrance. The children came off normal timetable and spent the day completing exciting tasks and learning about Remembrance. The day began...


Harvest Celebration

29 Sep 20

Unfortunately we are unable to have a harvest celebration this year, we are however collecting for our local Blandford foodbank. All donations are welcome, we have a box in reception please bring...


Starting School September 2021

25 Sep 20

Is your child starting school September 2021, we would like to welcome you to come have a look around our lovely village school in Okeford Fitzpaine. Please call the office on 01258...


Zambia more books received

10 Sep 20

Following on from our previous story 'Zambia Books Received'. Succeeding our Young Entrepreneurs Project in 2018, the children made £150 profit. The children talked about what they would like to do with...


Social Distanced Sports Day 2020

10 Jul 20

Thank you Premier Sport for supporting our social distanced sports day 2020.


Transfer of SAT schools to SAST on 1 July 2020

8 Jul 20

Update for SAST Parents - 1 July 2020


SAST Statement on Schools Reopening

21 May 20

Please click on the link below to read Sherborne Academy's Schools Trust regarding schools reopening from the 1st of June. SAST Statement on Schools Reopening 15.05.20


Mrs A Dowling – Head Teacher

Welcome to Okeford Fitzpaine CE Primary School and to our website!

I am incredibly proud to be the Headteacher of our lovely school. We are a school steeped in history, located at the very heart of its rural community.

At Okeford Fitzpaine CE Primary school, we “Encourage one another and build each other up” (Thessalonians 5:11) to be the best we can be: the best learners, the best friends, the best people, in school and in the wider community, now and in the future.

We are a caring, happy school with a passion for children’s learning and well-being. As a small school we are able to personalise the learning every child receives, to ensure that all children make great progress from their starting points. Our children are known as individuals and valued for the contribution they make to our family. Each child is seen as a unique individual, loved by God and is equally valued and fully supported to do their very best in all they do. We believe strongly in working closely with our parents in all aspects of school life.

I look forward to welcoming you,

Annie Dowling


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