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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.


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

2nd Dec - Thanks to all the Parent Teachers Association (PTA) members for the Christmas Fayre. Money was raised for school funds whilst as providing fun and Christmas gifts. Pupils reported 'I liked the Year 6 games...there were lots' and 'I liked running the stall so other people can join in'.

2nd Dec - Christingle service at church. This is always an event that inspires awe and wonder. Pupils said 'I liked blowing out the candles', 'I really enjoyed singing the Christingle songs' and 'It is very important that we have Christingle as it refreshes our minds about Christ and God'.

1st Dec - Decorations Day at Petersfield. Our pupils said 'It's great having your mum or dad in to share the fun' and 'It was enjoyable making the Christingle'. Thanks to all the parents who joined us and helped make Petersfield festive.

29th Nov - At the Cross Country there were over a 1000 children competing and we are very proud of all the children who took part. They all tried their very best and had a great time. We even had some super finishing positions with children from Petersfield finishing in 5th, 9th and 10th.

25th Nov - Road Safety Week and Assembly: Ash class learnt how to cross the road safely and sang about safety. Elm class produced road safety posters. Hazel class used verbs connected with road safety. Pine role played and wrote instructions. Rowan class wrote poems and Yew class held a debate.

21st Nov - The GenR8 team led our Collective Worship. As ever, GenR8 captured pupils attention with their songs, waves and stories and left pupils to reflect on the message.

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