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, Co-Headteachers.
24th Feb - 'Outstanding' is the best description of the Homework presented by all year groups in Assembly.
20th Feb - Welcome back to Spring Half Term 2. The homework projects that are now being brought into school look interesting, colourful and exciting. We very much look forward to the learning we will be hearing about in the celebration assembly this week.
10th Feb - We were delighted to celebrate the Learning in Hazel class as they led our collective Worship.
9th Feb - We are delighted to announce that our new School Values - voted for by everyone who attended - are Friendship, Creation, Love, Peace and Trust.
8th Feb - As ever, our pupils rose spectacularly to the challenge and presented our 9 shortlisted values through dance, poetry, wordles, weaving, geography, drama, art, and outdoor activities. Everyone present voted for our new School Values to be announced tomorrow!
7th Feb - As part of their curriculum topic, Rowan and Yew class visited the Fitzwilliam Museum, which as ever was interesting, exciting and educational.
3rd Feb - Congratulation to our Holland's Music cup winner Ella!
2nd Feb - We raised over £150 for Allayance to fund essential playtherapy in our school thanks to the Non Uniform Day fundraising.