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Our primary school is deeply rooted in our community, and we value greatly our partnerships with local community organisations and individuals. We want to make the most of the vast life experience, expertise and generosity that exists in our local community. Through these partnerships, pupils not only learn valuable new skills, they also come to appreciate the importance of citizenship and "giving something back".

The Orwell Chapel Orchard, a unique and historic green space in the middle of Orwell, has provided the setting for some fun and interesting outdoor activities, such as den-making, woodland sculptures, nature walks and mini-beast hunts. Our snow-drop planting project produces an early spring display that is admired year after year.

Remembrance

We are extremely grateful for the important contribution made by individual members of our community to our Wednesday morning guided reading programme. This wonderful team of volunteers give so much to our school, and our pupils benefit enormously from the individual and small group attention, the chance to enjoy books and reading together, and to discuss what they have read. If you have some time on Wednesday mornings, and would like to participate in this fun, rewarding and worthwhile activity, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us.

We support cultural and community activities, events and projects in all our catchment villages. We visit our different parish churches to participate in special church services, such as Easter, Remembrance Sunday, Advent, Christingle and Christmas services.

We provide publicity for local community events via our school newsletter.

If you represent a local community organisation, and you have an idea, a project or an event that you want to tell us about, please contact us.

For more information about "what's on" in our villages, you can visit the village web-sites:

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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