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Welcome to Petersfield Church of England Aided Primary School


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, Headteachers.

Latest News

21st July - Time to say a final goodbye to staff and pupils who are leaving us this year as we looked forward to and exciting new academic year in September.

20th July - Rowan classes considered how to stay safe during their drama day.

19th July - Our fabulous year 6 showed us just why we are so, so proud of them as they produced their final, Oscars inspired, Leavers' Assembly. Good luck year 6!

18th July - Our Leavers' Thanksgiving Service led by Reverend Felicity and our pupils.

15th July - Rowan and Yew class explored crime and punishment at the Tower of London (and enjoyed an ice-cream!)

14th July - Pine class at Reactive Church.

12th July - Great fun and fantastic dancing, thanks to the splendid organisation by the PTA and our fantastic DJ Will, at the Summer Disco.

11th July - We were delighted to welcome parents and grandparents into school to read together, celebrate progress shown in books and enjoy the presentation of swimming, Mathletics and Bikeability certificates.

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Welcome to our new website! Any comment and feedback will be gratefully received by our school office.

21st July - Happy holidays! We look forward to welcoming all our pupils and parents back to school for the 2016-17 school year on Monday 5th September.