Inspiring a Lifetime Love of Learning


A very warm welcome to Cheselbourne Village School!

Please see below along with the COVID-19 button in the Parent Zone for more information about the current situation for our school.

Cheselbourne Village School may be small in size, but it is big on what it offers the children who attend.  Our lovely, rural first school and pre-school supports around 50 children from the surrounding charming Dorset villages of Cheselbourne, Ansty, Melcombe Bingham and Hilton, it also offers places to children from further afield too.

At Cheselbourne we are Proud to be a Small School. We are excited about learning and pride ourselves on our extremely passionate staff, who take advantage of our smaller classes to provide creative, stimulating and exciting learning opportunities designed to support every child in achieving their full potential.  All of this is done in a nurturing, safe and fun environment, where strong friendships are forged and children gain a love of learning that will last them a lifetime. 

In 2017 OFSTED graded our school GOOD and our positive report states that:

Pupils are enthusiastic about learning. They welcome visitors warmly, are keen to share their work and speak confidently about their learning and what they need to do to improve further. They focus well in class and are respectful of others’ views and responses. Pupils enjoy school. One parent, typical of many, commented that her children ‘run into school in the morning’.  

I hope you enjoy finding out about our school and how we work together to ensure our pupils are happy, secure and successful. As well as visiting our website please come and meet us, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, phone or email! We look forward to hearing from you.
Kind regards,

Mary See


Government Guidance on if you have symptoms of COVID-19

COVID-Related Pupil Absence - A Quick Reference Guide for Parents and Carers

September 2020 Cheselbourne Village School Risk Assessment- Managing School Reopening


CVS Prospectus Sep 19

CVS Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 2020

CVS Child Protection Summary for all Visiting Professionals


Notice Board

COVID-Related Pupil Absence - A Quick Reference Guide for Parents and Carers

Information for Returning to School September 2020

New Starters' Welcome Meeting PowerpointSchool Nurse New parents presentation June 2020

September 2020 Letter from Mrs See


Social Media

We post updates, information and videos on our Facebook page and our Cheselbourne Village School YouTube Channel To access these please click below:

 Don't forget to look out for regular updates on our learning in school on our Facebook Page!


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Ongoing Notices:

Image result for don't forgetPE kits are needed on Monday (children in Y1-4 only.  Please come to school in PE kit with uniform in a bag to change into afterwards) and Friday (all children.  They will change into kits during the day, ready for PE in the afternoon.)





Please see CVS Breakfast and ASClub Information

Term Dates 2020-2021


Tues 1st/Wed 2nd September - INSET DAY 1 & 2

Thursday 3rd September - Children in Pre-School, Reception, Year 3 and Year 4 return

Monday 7th September - Children in Year 1 and Year 2 return

AUTUMN HALF TERM - Monday 19th October - Friday 30th October (Two Weeks)

(Mon 19th/Tues 20th October - INSET DAYS 3 & 4)

Monday 2nd November - start of second half of Autumn Term

Friday 18th December - Last day of Autumn Term

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY- Monday 21st December - Friday 1st January



Monday 4th January - Children return for Spring Term 2021

(Friday 12th February - INSET DAY 5 (School closed for children)

SPRING HALF TERM - Monday 15th - Friday 19th February

Monday 22nd February - start of second half of Spring Term

Thursday 1st April - Last day of Spring Term

EASTER HOLIDAY- Friday 2nd April - Friday 16th April



Monday 19th April - Children return for Summer Term 2021

(Monday 3rd May - May Bank Holiday 2021)

SUMMER HALF TERM - Monday 31st May - Friday 4th June 2021

Monday 7th June - start of second half of Summer Term

Friday 23rd July - Last day of Summer Term



Our School

Cheselbourne Village School is a First School for children aged 4 - 9 years old, with a Pre-School provision called Caterpillars for children aged from 2 years 9 months up to school age.   We also hold a weekly Parent & Toddler group for younger children and their grown ups called Scarecrows on Tuesday mornings in the village hall.  Find out more below...

Scarecrows Toddler Group & Caterpillar Pre-School
Butterfly Class - Early Years & Key Stage 1
Kingfisher Class - Key Stage 2

Parent Zone

We are very lucky to have such fantastic parents supporting our school and we like to encourage you to become our partners in your child's education. Your involvement both in our school & in your children's journey through it is integral to helping your child develop a lifetime passion for learning.

We have an 'open door' approach to education and we hope you feel welcome to visit us.  Your child's teacher is always glad to discuss points about your child's education and welfare with you.

Newsletters & Useful Information
School Meals
Breakfast and After School Club
Extra-Curricular Clubs
DASP Music & Instrument Lessons
Cheselbourne School Friends (CSF)
Forest School

Pupil Zone

School Day
Topic Webs
Home Learning
School Houses
Green Team
Cheselbourne Student Voice
Links & Games
Our School Garden


Key Dates
  • Sun 13 Sep
  • Mon 14 Sep
  • Tue 15 Sep
  • Wed 16 Sep
  • Thu 17 Sep
  • Fri 18 Sep
  • Sat 19 Sep
  • September 2018
  • 5th - Welcome Back to School, Start of Term 1 - Autumn 1st Half
  • 12th - Parent e-safety session
  • 18th - Parent 'Drop Off-Drop In'
  • 26th - Macmillan Coffee Morning
  • 26th - Parent Workshop 1 - Reading and Phonics at CVS
  • October 2018
  • 13th - Swimathon - 10:45am, Wareham
  • 19th - End of Term 1 - Autumn 1st Half
  • 19th - CSF Halloween Disco - 5:30pm, Cheselbourne Village Hall
  • 30th - Start of Term 2 - Autumn 2nd Half
  • November 2018
  • 8th - Remembrance Service - 10:50am
  • December 2018
  • 12th - Christmas Service and CSF Christmas Craft Fair - 5:30pm, Milton Abbey
  • 21st - End of Term 2 - Autumn 2nd Half
  • January 2019
  • 7th - Start of Term 3 - Spring First Half
  • 8th - Clubs Start - Football (Y2-4) & Art (YR-1)
  • 9th - Clubs Start - Tennis/Badminton (YR-4)
  • 10th - Clubs Start - Ball games inc. football (YR-1) & Wild Art (Y1-4)
  • 11th - Clubs Start - Multi-Sports inc. archery and dodgeball (YR-4)
  • February 2019
  • 18th - Half Term
  • 19th - Half Term
  • 20th - Half Term
  • 21st - Half Term
  • 22nd - Half Term
  • 25th - Start of Term 4 - Spring Term Second Half
  • March 2019
  • 20th - Y3/4 DASP Singing Concert at THS
  • April 2019
  • 1st - Year 4 Hooke Court
  • 2nd - Year 4 Hooke Court
  • 3rd - Year 4 Hooke Court
  • 5th - End of Term 4 - Spring Term Second Half
  • 8th - Easter Holiday (from Mon 8th April - Mon 22nd April)
  • 8th - CVS Arts Week
  • 23rd - Start of Term 5 - Summer First Half
  • May 2019
  • 4th - Community Garden Makeover Day
  • 24th - End of Term 5 - Summer First Half
  • 27th - Half Term
  • 28th - Half Term
  • 29th - Half Term
  • 30th - Half Term
  • 31st - Half Term
  • June 2019
  • 4th - Start of Term 6 - Summer Second Half
  • July 2019
  • 4th - Transfer Day
  • 5th - Family Picnic and Sports Day (from 12pm)
  • 8th - CVS Arts Week
  • 9th - CVS Arts Week
  • 10th - CVS Arts Week
  • 11th - CVS Arts Week
  • 12th - CVS Arts Week
  • 18th - Whole School Summer Performance (10am and 6pm)
  • 19th - Leaver’s Service and end of year BBQ and Fete
  • 22nd - Whole School Summer Trip
  • 23rd - End of Term 6 - end of school year
  • September 2019
  • 2nd - INSET 1
  • 3rd - INSET 2
  • 4th - Start of Autumn Term 2019 (Children back to school)
  • October 2019
  • 25th - Last day of Autumn Term 1
  • 28th - Autumn Half Term
  • 29th - Autumn Half Term
  • 30th - Autumn Half Term
  • 31st - Autumn Half Term
  • November 2019
  • 1st - Autumn Half Term
  • 4th - INSET 3
  • 5th - Start of Autumn Term 2 (children back to school)
  • December 2019
  • 20th - Last day of Autumn Term 2019
  • 23rd - Christmas Holidays (until Monday 6th January)
  • 30th - Christmas Holidays (until Monday 6th January)
  • January 2020
  • 6th - Start of Spring Term 2020 (children return to school)
  • February 2020
  • 13th - Last day of Spring Term 1
  • 14th - INSET 4
  • 17th - Spring Half Term
  • 18th - Spring Half Term
  • 19th - Spring Half Term
  • 20th - Spring Half Term
  • 21st - Spring Half Term
  • 24th - Start of Spring Term 2 (children return to school)
  • April 2020
  • 3rd - Last day of Spring Term 2020
  • 6th - Easter Holidays (until Monday 20th April)
  • 13th - Easter Holidays (until Monday 20th April)
  • 20th - Start of Summer Term 2020 (children return to school)
  • May 2020
  • 8th - May Bank Holiday
  • 22nd - Last day of Summer Term 1
  • 25th - Summer Half Term (May Bank Holiday)
  • 26th - Summer Half Term
  • 27th - Summer Half Term
  • 28th - Summer Half Term
  • 29th - Summer Half Term
  • June 2020
  • 1st - Start Summer Term 2 (children return to school)
  • July 2020
  • 17th - Last day of Summer Term 2020 (for children)
  • 20th - INSET 5