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How Can We Help

At Petersfield, we highly value our parent and community partnership. Together, we strive to provide the very best education possible for all our pupils.

Helping

If you are unable to find out the information you require or answer your question from the information below, please do speak to the School Office team – Ms Claire Davy and Mrs Verity Wynn - in person following the signs to the main entrance at the front of the building, by telephone: 01223 207382 or via email: office@petersfield.cambs.sch.uk) regarding any query about an aspect of school life.

Admissions information, regarding your child starting at our school, can be found here.

After talking to parents, Frequently Asked Questions about most aspects of school life have been answered in our Parent Information Pack. This can be found online here or as a paper copy in the school entrance.

Information on how we keep are children safe – in school, as individuals and online (E-Safety) - can be found under the ‘Safeguarding’ dropdown menu on our website or by clicking here.

Key policies can be found here. Summary leaflets explaining them can be found on the same webpage or as a paper copy in the school entrance.

Information on the school curriculum, including assessment can be found under the 'Curriculum' dropdown menu or by clicking here.

Term dates are published online and in the school entrance and on the playground notice board. A full list of calendar dates for each academic year is published in September annually and can be found in the entrance and playground or by clicking here.

Our attendance policy and summary leaflet can be found here. The leaflet is also available in the school entrance.

Should your child need medical support – short or long term – please click here to find out more. Our summary leaflet is available online and in the school entrance.

Uniform information is located here.

Information about school meals can be accessed here.

A link to our school milk provider can be found here.

Should you need to make an Online payment, you can log into ParentPay here.

If you are in receipt of certain benefits, your child may be entitled to Free School Meals and the Pupil Premium. If so, it is essential that you claim this financial support for your child and more information can be found here.

Information on Puffins, our Out of School Hours club, can be found here.

Want to find out more about school clubs? Click here.

More information on our fun and excellent fundraising PTA - FOPS can be found here.

Should you have a query about your child, your child’s classteacher(s) is best placed to help.

  • Please do look at your child’s website class page: Ash, Elm, Pine, Rowan and Yew to find updated information about the curriculum, homework and to see the pictures of the class at work.
  • Classteachers are available on the patio at the end of each day as they dismiss pupils. Please do speak to them once all the pupils have been discharged into the care of their parents/carers.
  • Alternatively, an appointment can be made by contacting the office.

Not sure who to talk to? Our staff and governors information detail who we are and what we do. A member of the Senior Leadership Team – usually the Headteachers – are available on the playground each morning and evening. Governors attend most of our school events and wear an orange lanyard. Their photos, and those of all our staff, are displayed in the school entrance. The contact address for our chair of Governors is via the clerk – clerk@petersfield.cambs.sch.uk

Mrs Penrose is our SENDCo (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator and Inclusion teacher). She is usually available on the playground at the start of the school day and the patio at the end of the day on Monday and Tuesday or can be contacted via the office. Please do look at our SEND webpage to find out more about support at Petersfield and the County 'Local Offer'.

Mrs Gwynn leads our pastoral and behavioural support. Our summary leaflet is available online and in the school entrance.

Should you remain unable to find the information you require or resolve any issues, please do make an appointment to speak to the Headteacher and we look forward to working together to resolve the matter.

If we remain unable to resolve matters, our formal complaints process is available here and on our policy page. Before the formal processes are invoked, every effort will be made to resolve matters informally with the relevant member of staff, Senior Leader, Headteacher or Governing Body. The formal Complaints Procedure will not normally be accessed unless the Headteacher has first been given the opportunity to discuss the matter with the complainant. This complaint should be made in writing using the formal School Complaints Form which is available here as a word document for completion.

Should you be unable to find what you are looking for, please do let us know when you contact school so we can update this information to help others.

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!

Latest Publications

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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