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Petersfield Church of England Aided School is a Primary school of approximately 135 pupils from Reception to Year 6. Our Pupil Admission number (PAN) is 30 per year group making a total capacity of 210 pupils. Our cohorts vary in size each year so some year groups are approaching our maximum Pupil Admission Number whilst others are not.

All admission decisions, including children from outside the catchment area and in year admissions, are made following consultation with the Schools Admissions Department at Shire Hall, Cambridge. Our youngest pupils are admitted to Petersfield at the start of the academic year in which they turn 5 years old. Further advice can be found in the Cambridgeshire Admissions document.

Admission forms can be obtained from the school office, by calling the admissions office on 01223 699200/699662 or online at:

The Application Deadline is usually 15th January each year. Last year it was 15 January 2017. Once Cambridegshire confirms the 2018 admission deadline, we will update this page and add the updated 2017-18 admissions booklets below.

Cambridgeshire County Council manages the school admissions process for children who live within, or are moving into Cambridgeshire for all maintained schools, including academies.

For more information, please read our admissions policy:

First Steps Admission to Primary School

The document 'First Steps Admission to Primary School' will give you information about:

  • How to decide which school/s you would like to apply for
  • How to make your application for a primary school place
  • How places are offered if there are more applications than places available
  • What will happen if it is not possible to offer your child a place at school
Starting Primary School

The document 'Starting Primary School' explains how to apply for a primary school place if your child lives in Cambridgeshire.

The Local Authority (LA) is responsible for co-ordinating the annual statutory consultation on admissions and for determining admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools.

Admission to Reception

We stagger the entry of our Reception pupils in Reception over several weeks as we believe it is beneficial to the children's emotional and academic progress. As we understand that all our pupils have differing needs and take differing amounts of time to settle, we work hard to ensure the provision is appropriate for all pupils by:

  • holding an open afternoon to enable prospective parents to visit the school in the Autumn term
  • host 'Stay and Play' after school sessions in the Autumn term for prospective parents and pupils
  • welcoming prospective parents and pupils into our school for a visits
  • building on our strong links with our neighboring preschools
  • writing to new parents following their acceptance of the offered place with details of our transition arrangements
  • welcoming new parents into school in June for an informative Open Evening where parents visit the classroom and meet the Headteachers and other key staff members
  • arranging visits for new reception pupils in the Summer term
  • inviting new pupils and parents to events such as the production, summer fayre and sports day
  • writing to new pupils over the summer holidays
  • visiting reception children in their own homes during the Summer term.
Admission at Other Times

We regularly welcome pupils into our school in other year groups and at other times of the year. We encourage a visit to the school at an early stage and the admissions form must be completed and returned to Cambridgeshires’s Admissions Department. Staff and pupils and parents work together to ensure all new pupils and parents settle quickly by:

  • welcoming pupils and families into school
  • working closely with new pupils and their families to ensure their needs are met
  • buddying new pupils with experienced pupils
  • providing TA support to ensure that transition.

Latest News

22nd Nov - our 'Stay and Play' session at Peterfield welcomed prospective parents and pupils for September 2017. The application deadline for the first round of EYFS admissions is 15th January 2018.

22nd Nov - Pupils from Petersfield attended an award ceremony and were presented with our Bronze Travel Plan award and a prizes of bike and scooter storage.

21st Nov - Thanks to FOPS for the dancing, sweets and fun had at tonight's school disco.

17th Nov - Children in Need Fundraising with a dress down day.

16th Nov - We were delighted to host one of our regular induction sessions. We highly value the parent and local community support we receive to enrich the learning of our pupils.

16th Nov - In our Anti-Bullying Assembly today, we listened to how to be a good friend, why we are all unique, special and equal and the varieties of bullying. The pupils learnt more about how to deal with cyber bullying and we all agreed that Petersfield is an anti-bullying school.

15th Nov - Hands on science in Rowan Class thanks to Miss Ball! 'Mr Ashford made his hands wet, scooped up the bubbles and Miss Ball then set light to a long, long, long stick before setting Mr Ashford's hands on fire! Twice! When the flames went out, Mr Ashford's hands weren't even singed!'

14th Nov - Year 6 participated in the first of an exciting series of science lessons thanks to Johnson Matthey as organized by one of our wonderful parents.

14th Nov - we continue to invite parents and carers into school to find out more about how we support any specific needs of our pupils at our 'SENDCo parent drop in'. Please see the diary dates for the next session in the Spring term.

8th-14th Nov - Thank you to our teachers and FOPS for staffing the book fair and to our pupils and parents for supporting this event and grabbing a good read!

11th Nov - We were very proud of our pupils, past and present, who joined us and the local community to observe 2 minutes silence. Our thanks to Mr Bryant for organizing the poppy campaign at Petersfield and to the Standard Bearer who led us from school to Chequers.

10th Nov - Pine class enjoyed an excellent visit to the British Museum. Thanks to our staff and volunteers for enabling this visit.

10th Nov - Congratulation to those who deserved our Headteacher Awards today. We are very proud of the excellent learning and attitudes to learning being demonstrated.

9th Nov - We were delighted to welcome prospective parents to our Open Afternoon for September 2018 intake. We were very impressed with how the children joined in with the learning in class. We look forward to welcoming new pupils and parents back. The deadline for applications is 15th Jan 2018.

8th Nov - What an exciting medieval day in EYFS and KS1 today! Music, dancing, arts, crafts, cooking, and of course a banquet, were all enjoyed in costume. What a great day of learning!

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