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Welcome to Petersfield Church of England Aided Primary School

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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.

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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

19th May - The School Council organised their whole school 'PJ run' to raise funds for school. We were delighted to welcome parents (described by our pupils as 'very supportive'). Parents said it was 'wonderful'! Our pupils said it was 'tricky', 'fun' and identified how they 'did not give up'.

18th May - Petersfield welcomed the NSPCC into school to support pupils to be confident to 'Speak Out, Stay Safe'. Pupils reported 'It really helped me' and 'I think Buddy was right to say those things'.

18th May - Year 5 also fielded a talented team of mathematicians for the Year 5 County Challenge - different competition and venue, same day!

18th May - Year 6 put forward a fantastic team for the 'Maths Challenge' competition. They enjoyed working as a team, rising to the challenge and meeting new people.

15th May - Much excitement was evident in school as the Swimming season started today.

14th May - Entertainment and amusement was had by all at the 'Pop Up' Circus organized by the PTA. The juggling clowns and the magician were particularly enjoyed!

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