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Welcome to Petersfield Church of England Aided Primary School

End of term 17

As a “good” school, we have ambitions for all our pupils and have high expectations of them. Pupils, staff, parents and governors strive to create an environment where children are safe, happy, self-confident, behave well and are successful across a broad and balanced curriculum.

Leavers Assembly 2017

Petersfield Church of England (Aided) Primary School is a small, but growing, rural school serving families from within the parish boundaries of Orwell, Arrington, Croydon, Tadlow, Whaddon and Wimpole. We are committed to providing a high quality education within a Christian context and we work hard to create a caring environment, both inside the classroom and out. By focusing on excellence, enjoyment, perseverance and building relationships we support and inspire our pupils throughout this stage of their lifelong learning journey.

Our February 2016 SIAMS report highlighted that "the distinctiveness and effectiveness of Petersfield Primary as a Church of England school are good because:

  • School leaders have clarity of vision, drive and ambition for the school, founded on the Christian ethos.
  • Pupils demonstrate significant strengths in their social, moral, spiritual and cultural development.
  • Imaginative and challenging RE teaching ensures pupils of all abilities are engaged and high standards attained."

It went on to identify that:

  • "Relationships are exemplary, modelled by adults and particularly strong between older and younger pupils through the 'buddy' system.
  • Staff have high expectations of pupils which is reflected in the progress they are making in their workbooks.
  • The school's values are clearly stated and recognised by all stakeholders.
  • Excellent links have been established with the community, including with the Parish Church.
  • There are significant strengths in teaching and learning in RE at Petersfield. Teachers use imaginative approaches to engage pupils of all levels of ability.
  • A high level of challenge is evident in the 'big questions' explored across the age range.
  • Leaders, including the incumbent and the chair of governors, have the vision, ambition and drive required to secure future success.
  • SMSC is strong and the emphasis placed on this by school leaders is recognised and much appreciated by parents. The articulate, thoughtful and open-minded engagement of pupils in discussions with each other and with adults is testimony to the effectiveness of the leadership of Petersfield CEVA Primary School."

We very much look forward to welcoming you to Petersfield where, as partners in learning together, we strive to provide the very best for each individual.

Karen Gwynn and Laura Penrose, Co-Headteachers.

Latest News

21st July - School is now closed to pupils for the summer holiday. We look forward to welcoming pupils, parents and visitors back to school on Wednesday 6th September. Have a wonderful summer holiday!

21st July - Today we celebrated the fantastic learning during 2016-17 as children returned to their old classes for the afternoon and we said good bye to pupils and staff who attended Petersfield for their last day.

20th July - Rowan's Got Talent! and they showed this to the whole school and their parents.

19th and 20th July - Our new reception children for September 2017 met Mrs Robichaud and visited our school to prepare for their exciting September school start.

19th July - Mrs Johnson introduced the Summer Reading Challenge - how much can you enjoy reading this summer?

19th and 20th July - Using their vast knowledge of Petersfield, our year 6 pupils produced a 'Transition Booklet' to support new parents and pupils who join our school.

19th-21st July - Our new transition arrangements were a huge success. We are now all prepared, ready and enthusiastic to start on the first day of the Autumn Term (6th Sept)!

18th July - The Year 6 Leavers' Assembly demonstrated perfectly why we are so, so proud of our year 6 pupils!

17th July - The Year 6 Tea Party speeches eloquently thanked all those who have enabled our wonderful year 6 pupils to be the successful, confident and social group that they are.

17th July - Our Church Service of Thanksgiving celebrated the success of 2016-17 and gave thanks for our wonderful year 6 pupils who were presented with a Bible each.

14th July - 'Oh I do like to be beside the seaside'...our seaside lunch took place whilst our gardening club worked hard to ensure we continue to grow our own produce!

13th July - The Full Governing Body (FGB) met in school to review the 16-17 academic year and continue to plan strategically for the 2017-18 school year.

13th July - Our French lunchtime club confidently shared their exciting language learning with pupils and parents in assembly today.

13th July - We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded the Silver School Games Mark award in recognition of our commitment, engagement and delivery of competitive school sport in 2016-17.

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