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


Notice Board

Welcome Back for the Spring Term 2019

Ongoing Notices:

Image result for don't forgetPE kits need to be brought into school on Wednesdays this term and also still wear PE Kits to school on Friday mornings please. (Friday - bring uniforms in your kit bag!)


Why not book into Breakfast Club - CVS Breakfast Club 2018



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:

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


Our School

Cheselbourne Village School is a First School for children aged 4 - 9 years old, with a Pre-School provision- Caterpillars for children aged 3 up to school age.   We also hold a weekly parent & toddler group for younger children and their grown ups -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.

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

Pupil Zone

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


Key Dates
  • Sun 13 Jan
  • Mon 14 Jan
  • Tue 15 Jan
  • Wed 16 Jan
  • Thu 17 Jan
  • Fri 18 Jan
  • Sat 19 Jan
  • 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)
  • 23rd - Start of Term 5 - Summer First Half
  • May 2019
  • 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
  • 23rd - End of Term 6 - Summer Second Half