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.

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:

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

Yours sincerely,

Mr C Perry


Government Guidance on if you have symptoms of COVID-19


CVS Prospectus May 2021 - UPDATE COMING SOON

CVS Child Protection policy - September 2021

CVS Child Protection Summary for all Visiting Professionals


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NEWSLETTERS - See Parent-zone section

Some Key documents for School at Home- parent-guide-of-features-for-google-classroom /KEY INFORMATION for Parents for School at Home


Phonics and Early Reading Workshop Presentation: 8.10.20 Phonics and Early Reading Parent Workshop/

Parent Reading Prompts / Help Your Child With Reading PosterUseful phonics websites and apps


Information for Returning to School September 2020

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

September 2020 Letter from Mrs See


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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 AS Club Information

Term Dates 2021-2022


Thursday 2 September - INSET DAY 1 (School closed for children)

Friday 3 September - Children return for Autumn Term 2021

Wednesday 20 – Friday 22 October - INSET DAYS 2-4 (School closed for children)

AUTUMN HALF TERM - Monday 25 - Friday 29 October 2021

Monday 1 November - start of second half of Autumn Term

Friday 17 December - Last day of Autumn Term

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS Monday 20 – Friday 31 December

(Monday 3 January - Bank Holiday)


Tuesday 4 January - Children return for Spring Term 2022

SPRING HALF TERM - Monday 21 - Friday 25 February 2022

Monday 28 February - INSET DAY 5 (School closed for children)

Tuesday 1 March - start of second half of Spring Term

Friday 8 April - Last day of Spring Term

EASTER HOLIDAYS Monday 11 – Friday 22 April


Monday 25 April - Children return for Summer Term 2022

(Monday 2 May - May Bank Holiday 2022)

SUMMER HALF TERM - Monday 30 May - Friday 3 June 2022

Monday 6 June - start of second half of Summer Term

Friday 22 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...



‘Inspiring a Lifetime Love of Learning’

 Our Aims:

During their time at Cheselbourne Village School all children will:

Have fun in their learning and play.

Know how to respect everyone.

Learn to be kind and share.

Develop great vocabulary, number and computing skills.

Learn how to look after our world.

When children leave Cheselbourne Village School they will have an amazing future because of everything they have learnt here.

These aims and values have been developed by our school student voice in Autumn 2018 and has been reviewed and relaunched in October 2021.  They underpin all that we do here at Cheselbourne.

At Cheselbourne Village School our primary aim is to create a happy and safe environment in which every child can grow intellectually, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Children are encouraged to become independent, confident, thoughtful and caring individuals. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum to enable every child the opportunity to develop his or her abilities so that they can reach their full potential. We also ensure the environment is stimulating and challenging. We expect high standards in both work and behaviour and we want children to enjoy their learning and to approach everything with enthusiasm. Each child has uniquely different characteristics and abilities.  This is supports why we are Proud to be a Small School.

We believe that whilst at Cheselbourne we believe that all children will:

Develop lively enquiring minds with an enthusiasm for learning

Acquire knowledge, attitudes and skills relevant to their future

Understand the world in which they live, our interdependence on others and on our environment

Use language and number effectively in a variety of ways and situations

Develop a respect and tolerance for the diversity of all people

Develop a respect and tolerance for other people’s views and different races and religions

Develop the ability to question and to apply themselves to set tasks

Actively participate in the life of the school, the village and the local community

When children leave our school we sincerely hope that they are able to approach the next phase of their education with confidence and with an enthusiasm to pursue a lifetime love of learning.

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 16 Jan
  • Mon 17 Jan
  • Tue 18 Jan
  • Wed 19 Jan
  • Thu 20 Jan
  • Fri 21 Jan
  • Sat 22 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)
  • 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