Emmanuel Middle School, which opened in 1988, has ‘Aided’ Church of England status. This means that it is controlled by the School Governors (the majority of whom are appointed by the Church of England) but it is aided by the Dorset Education Authority. It has the support of St. Michael and All Angels Church, Verwood and the Diocese of Salisbury who are both contributors to the cost of the building.
Emmanuel is committed to serving the children and parents of Verwood. All children are welcome, regardless of culture, religion or disability. Central to the ethos of the School are the Christian ideals of valuing every individual, caring for the needs of others and mutual respect. Worship and thinking about the meaning of our lives are important but this is also a school where different views are respected.