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FOPS (PTA)

Parent Teachers Association

Petersfield FOPS is a well-established partnership between parents, teachers and the local community that aims to strengthen the school community and raise funds. Money raised by FOPS is to fund the 'extras' that the school would not otherwise be able to provide. Decisions about what to fund are made each year by the FOPS committee with input and requests from parents and teachers alike.

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Regular FOPS events through out the school year include:

  • Fireworks night - a night of fun and fireworks for the whole family offering a good-value night with BBQ, Glosticks, mulled wine and hot chocolate, sweets and more! Join us on Friday 1st November 2019.
  • The Christmas Fair - a chance for the children to share the excitement of Christmas with a cake stall, teas and coffees, secret presents, a raffle, tombola, and games stalls. Saturday 7th December 2019 10am - 4pm.
  • Schools Discos - Key stage 1 and 2 discos held each term as a chance for pupils to get together with their friends and have fun. We sell sweets and drinks, do face-painting, temporary tattoos and nails.
  • RUN ORWELL – Offering chipped timed 5k and 10k routes and a 2k fun run, save the date - 28th June 2020. Visitwww.runorwell.com for more information.
  • Cake stalls - organised by the pupils and held once a half term hosted by each class in turn. It is a great way for pupils and parents to get involved as they help sell the cakes to the rest of the school and other parents.
  • Quiz nights - a great night out, and it does get quite raucous at times!
    Visit www.friendsofpetersfield.comto find out more.

The Giving Machine allows you to shop at all major retailers and at the same time generate a donation to the FOPS without any cost to you. Just follow the link and sign up, adding 'Petersfield' as your cause to support.

The FOPS have set up an online ticket office for you to buy your tickets to the wonderful events run throughout the year such as the 'Pop Up Circus'. Here you can pay with credit or debit card. Please visit our PTA Website to see what's on sale and find out about upcoming events.

Examples of how FOPS funds have been used:

  • To improve the school library
  • Support the cost of school trips
  • Fund Mathletics - the ever popular maths software that is used in school and can be accessed from home
  • Provide additional resources and equipment

If you would like to get involved in some way, send us suggestions or feedback, please email the PTA: petersfieldpta@hotmail.com.

Latest News

18th Oct - School is now closed for the Half Term holiday, followed by the INSET training day for staff. School will reopen to pupils, parents and visitors on Tuesday 29th October. Happy Holidays!

18th Oct - The music from the Rock Steady pupils was truely inspirational! It was a fantastic way to end the half term.

18th Oct - We had an amazing Black History Celebration with Hollands' Cup and concert today. The pupils told us about the lives of Stevie Wonder, how Two Tone music started, we heard African drumming, a biography of Sheku Kanneh-Mason and music by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

17th Oct - Thank you to the parents who had their Parents' Evening appointments tonight. We value this dialogue as we plan for next half term and beyond.

17th Oct - A group of year 5 pupils went to Steeple Morden School today to participate in a workshop 'Creating characters for stage and page'. They said: 'It was good to think of our own characters and see how we could use these in our stories'.

17th Oct - As part of their local environment topic, Pine Class went to Wimpole today. 'We looked around the farm and we stroked the horses and ponies. After lunch we went on the adventure playground.'

16th Oct - Some year 6 pupils represented us at the County English Challenge. They won the certificate for knowing the most about David Walliams and Miss Way was proud of how they collaborated. 'They gave us questions about books and punctuation. It was fun because we got to work to together'.

15th Oct - Thanks to all the parents who attended Parents' Evening tonight. It was great to hear about the many successes shared and to continue to work together to support our pupils' next steps in learning.

15th Oct - Well done to the pupils who took part in the football competition today. They said 'The football tournament was great fun. We came 6th out of 12. In one game we won 6-0!'

14th Oct - As part of 'When Cambridgeshire Sings', Pine Class worked with an award winning folk band called the Young 'Uns to create, write and produce a song based on our local area. This will be published here once the editing process is complete!

11th Oct - Yew class held their cake sale today, raising funds for FOPS. Many delicious cakes were made, bought and eaten!

11th Oct - In assembly we discussed mental health, what it means and how we can keep ourselves mentally healthy as well as physically healthy.

11th Oct - Governors met the School Council today and talked to them about safeguarding, their views on the curriculum and what it is like to be a child at our school.

9th Oct - Our Running Track is finished and the children are so keen to run and to have the field back in use again tomorrow!

7th Oct - Thank you to the family members who joined our new EYFS pupils for the second of our family lunch sessions.

7th Oct - The teaching profession needs new recruits so we are delighted to be working with the Faculty of Education, Cambridge again this year. Welcome to our PGCE students!

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Notices

SCHOOL CLOSURE PROCEDURE: As per County guidance, Petersfield will only close in exceptional circumstances. The decision will be made as soon as possible and displayed first on our school website in the 'Latest News'.


Is your child due to start school in September 2020? If so, click here to find out more about how to visits and learn about how to apply to join our fantastic school.


Are you interested in being a Governor? Do you have HR or Finance skills? If so, please do visit our Governors' webpage to find out more about the strategic role of our Governors.


Funding for Petersfield - As you may have read in the media, school funding is under threat. Please click here to see the information about how you can continue to help.


We apologise for the intermittent, continuing fault on the phone line which we have again reported to the telephone company. Should you need to reach us, please press '6' immediately the phone is answered. Alternatively email the office.


The newspaper article about 'Max and Milky make it to Mars' - written by our Book Club volunteer Ute - is here. She has kindly donated a copy of her book to our school library.


Please see our vacancies page for an opportunity for a Playworker.


Run Orwell - back on the last Sunday in June 2020! Offering chipped timed 10K and 5K routes, and a 2K fun run, there will be something for everyone.


Save yourself time naming uniform and raise money for school. Visit www.stikins.co.uk. Quote code 15787


As we explained in a newsletter, we have updates our policies and privacy notice about how we process data in line with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations). Click here for the updated policies.

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