The Cerne Abbas First School has served the local community since 1844 and is currently part of the Abbas Federation of  schools.  “The Small School with  Big Heart”, Cerne Abbas First School, was awarded an Outstanding assessment from OFSTED in 2012. It presently teaches children aged 4 to 9 years old who then go onto a variety of schools in Dorchester. 

There are many other local educational establishments in the area and can be seen on Dorset For You website.  SchoolsNet has prepared its own list of independent schools in Dorset.

Early Years and Child Care

Children and Family Support

School Admissions

School Term Dates

Become a School Governor

Sixth Form and Colleges in the area.

Free School Meals

Financial Support for Students