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Cerne Abbas First School is a Church of England Voluntary Controlled First School, situated in the village of Cerne Abbas, in the heart of the Cerne Valley of West Dorset. The school serves a wide rural community, which includes Cerne Abbas itself and the neighbouring parishes of Up Cerne, Minterne Magna, Nether Cerne and Godmanstone, as well as several other smaller local villages.
Built in 1844, the village school is believed to be the oldest in Dorset. Today, it is a bright and well-maintained, three-classroomed Victorian school of banded flint and stone, with a hall, offices, staff room and secure playground. With just some 24 boys and 27 girls between the ages of 4-9 years old on roll (as at: 1st November, 2006), pupils come from a broad cross section of local families and all speak English as their first language. The school is a church school and encourages Christian values of respect, caring and sharing in all we do. Prayers and assemblies are a normal part of our school life.