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Welcome to Petersfield Church of England Aided Primary School

Well being conference

Welcome to our school website. This is designed to give you an insight into the exciting place that is Petersfield Church of England (Aided) Primary School. We very much look forward to welcoming you into school soon to find out even more.

Well being conference

Petersfield Church of England (Aided) Primary School is a small, rural school serving families from within the parish boundaries of Orwell, Arrington, Croydon, Tadlow, Whaddon and Wimpole and from many other locations outside of our school catchment. 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 2017 Ofsted report recognises many of the school’s great strengths, particularly in relation to the good start the children make in the Early Years Foundation Stage, keeping the children safe, the caring ethos, behaviour, relationships and the strong leadership and management of the school. The report identifies that Petersfield is a ‘well-organised and improving school in which pupils are well cared for and develop confidence in their learning’. We are very proud that the children at our school are so caring, well behaved and respectful.

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 Jan - Well done to our year 3 and 4 pupils who participated fully in Bikeability. They learnt new cycling skills, including safe cycling in cold weather.

19th Jan - School is OPEN today. All power and sanitation are now restored.

18th Jan - School is closed today as we still have no power, and crucially no running water.

12th Jan - Our year 6 pupils found the Mental Heath Conference very interesting with many new experiences: 'I learnt about mindfulness', 'It was amazing when we put a piece of music together and added a verse!'.

12th Jan - In our Headteachers Assembly today, we enjoyed listening to a pupil who was awarded The Hollands Cup for Music last term because of her beautiful singing voice. It was a delight and an inspiration for the pupils to hear how a voice can be used like an instrument.

8th Jan - Thank to the Molly Dancers for working with Elm and Pine class. Both classes performed the challenging dances well. This performance was really enjoyed by the rest of the school.

4th Jan - Happy New Year and welcome back to the spring term! What a positive start to learning for the term. Well done Petersfield!

3rd Jan - We look forward to welcoming back all our pupils, staff and visitors tomorrow, on Thursday 4th of January, for the start of the Spring term.

3rd Jan - Happy New Year! Today, for our INSET training day, all school staff and 2 of our governors were delighted to join Barrington and Foxton schools to launch our Talking Together project.

19th Dec - We wish you a very Merry Christmas as school closes today for the Christmas holiday. School will remain closed to pupils until we reopen on Thursday 4th of January (following an INSET training day for school staff on the 3rd of January).

19th Dec - What a fantastic way to end the autumn term with our Christmas parties and a visit from Father Christmas!

19th Dec - Thank you to Rev. Felicity for leading our Christmas nativity service at church. Our reception pupils acted out the Christmas story which was narrated by year 6.

18th Dec - Thanks to CCS for cooking Christmas dinner and to FOPS for supplying the crackers. What a festive meal, eaten as a school, on the penultimate day of term.

15th Dec - Congratulations to our Holland's Cup winner and all those who received certificates at the final Headteachers' awards of 2017.

14th and 15th Dec - What fabulous Christmas Production performances Ash and Elm class, well done!

13th Dec - Wow! The EYFS and KS1 Christmas Production Dress Rehearsal was stunning today. Lines, singing, dancing - what a performance from our younger pupils. Thanks to Mother Goose for enjoying this with us.

12th Dec - CANCELLED - it is with regret that we have cancelled tonight's Carols at Wimpole due to ice and sickness.

12th Dec - Thanks to Mrs Norie and our French club for their wonderful presentation in assembly.

11th Dec - Year 6 were delighted to be invited to the Methodist church to join in with rousing renditions of Christmas carols today.

12th Dec - Thanks to the Johnson Matthey team for analysising and presenting the results of the salt experiment in this afternoon's science session.

11th Dec - Thanks to our school staff and our local knight in shining armour (with his own snow shovel and energy!), school is open for learning and all the paths are clear.

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