Inspiring a Lifetime Love of Learning


A very warm welcome to Cheselbourne!

Cheselbourne Village School is a lovely small, rural first school for around 50 children, drawing from the charming little Dorset villages of Cheselbourne, Ansty, Melcombe Bingham and Hilton, but also places further afield.

At Cheselbourne 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 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 visting our website please come and meet us, follow us on Twitter, phone or email! We look forward to hearing from you.
Kind regards,

Mary See

Acting Headteacher


Our School

Cheselbourne Village School is a First School for children aged 4 - 9 years old, with a pre-school provision for children aged 3 up to school age.  We are an active member of DASP- Dorchester Area Schools Partnership. We also hold a weekly parent & toddler group for younger children on Tuesday mornings in the village hall called Scarecrows.

Equality and Inclusion
Cheselbourne Village School wants everyone within our school to feel welcome, valued and included in the school community. We are committed to providing a fully accessible environment to enable this to happen. Our pupils are provided with high quality learning opportunities so that each child achieves all that they can. We want all our pupils to feel confident and have a positive view of themselves. We want our pupils with a disability to access all elements of school life, including school clubs, activities and trips. We recognise that we may have to do things a little differently to make this happen. We are committed to taking positive action in the spirit of the Equality Act 2010, by removing disadvantage faced by pupils with a disability and eliminating discrimination. We will ensure that through whole school training, all staff and governors will be aware of our duties to support children with disabilities, in line with the Equality Act 2010.

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

Notice Board

Open Celebration Assembly this Friday 19th Oct 2:30pm in the Village Hall.  All welcome to attend.


Why not book into Breakfast Club - CVS Breakfast Club 2018


Ongoing Notices:

Image result for don't forgetWear PE Kits to school on Friday mornings please. (Bring uniforms in your kit bag!)



Following the changes to Data Protection in May 2018 known as the GDPR please see General Data Protection Regulation May 2018 PRIVACY NOTICE CVS parents


School Closures:

Weather update: our school is always open unless listed on this page


2018 - 2019 School Dates:

Autumn Term 2018

Term 1 - Wednesday 5th September - Friday 19th October 2018

(HALF TERM - Mon 22nd Oct - Fri  26th Oct (INSET 3-Mon 29th Oct)

Term 2  - Tuesday 27th October  - Friday 21st December 2018

(CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY - Mon 24th Dec - Fri 4th Jan 2019)

Spring Term 2019

Term 3 - Monday 7th January - Thursday 14th February (INSET 4-Fri 15th Feb)

(HALF TERM - Mon 18th Feb - Fri 22nd Feb)

Term 4 - Monday 25th February - Friday 5th April 2019

(EASTER HOLIDAY - Mon 8th Apr - Mon 22nd Apr)

Summer Term 2019

Term 5 - Tuesday 23rd April - Friday 24th May 2019

(HALF TERM - Mon 27th May - Fri 31st May (INSET 5-Mon 3rd Jun)

Term 6 - Tuesday 4th June - Tuesday 23rd July 2019


Parent Zone

To all our fantastic parents, we would like to encourage you to become our partners in your child's education. Your involvement both in our school & 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 will feel welcome to visit us. Your child's teacher is always glad to discuss points about your child's education and welfare with you.

Friends (CSF)
School Meals
Breakfast Club
DASP Music
Parent Communication

Pupil Zone

At Cheselbourne we are Caring, Considerate, Communicative, Courteous, Co-Operative, Conscientious & Confident!

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


Key Dates
  • Sun 21 Oct
  • Mon 22 Oct
    • Half Term Holiday
  • Tue 23 Oct
    • Half Term Holiday
  • Wed 24 Oct
    • Half Term Holiday
  • Thu 25 Oct
    • Half Term Holiday
  • Fri 26 Oct
    • Half Term Holiday
  • Sat 27 Oct
  • 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