Inspiring a Lifetime Love of Learning


A very warm welcome to Cheselbourne!

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

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 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, phone or email! We look forward to hearing from you.
Kind regards,

Mary See


CVS Prospectus Feb 19


Notice Board


Click Pantosaurus for more information...Image result for NSPCC Image Assembly for the 'Speak Out. Stay Safe.' NSPCC Campaign on Thursaday 25th March- please see here for more Information for Parents.


Image result for e-safetyE-Safety information - following our e-safety input to parents- please click on CVS E-Safety Parent Presentation 12.2.19 (Staff are always available to speak with you about any concerns or questions you may have on this subject.)


Resources from our recent Maths Workshop:

Butterfly Class - Home Maths Handout- Butterfly Class 23.1.19 / Parents Maths Workshop Butterfly Class 23.1.19

Kingfisher Class - Back to School Maths Night 4.2.19


Resources for the DASP Singing Concert for Y3 and 4 can be found on the DASP Music link in Parent Zone.


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



2018 - 2019 School Dates:

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



2019 - 2020 School Dates:

Autumn Term 2019

Term 1 - (INSET 1&2 -Mon 2nd/Tues 3rd Sep) Wednesday 4th September - Friday 25th October 2019

(AUTUMN HALF TERM - Mon 28th Oct - Fri 1st Nov (INSET 3- Mon 4th Nov)

Term 2 - Tuesday 5th November - Friday 2oth December 2019


Spring Term 2020

Term 3 - Monday 6th January - Thursday 13th February  (INSET 4- Fri 14th Feb) 2020

(SPRING HALF TERM - Mon 17th Feb - Fri 21st Feb)

Term 4 - Monday 24th February - Friday 3rd April 2020


Summer Term 2020

Term 5 - Monday 20th April - Friday 22nd May 2020

(SUMMER HALF TERM - Mon 25th May - Fri 29th May)

Term 6 - Monday 1st June - Friday 17th July (INSET 5 - Mon 20th July) 2020


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)
Newsletters & Useful Information
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 16 Jun
  • Mon 17 Jun
  • Tue 18 Jun
  • Wed 19 Jun
  • Thu 20 Jun
  • Fri 21 Jun
  • Sat 22 Jun
    • Midsummer Music Festival
  • 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 5:30pm)
  • 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