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Vision, Aims and Values

School Values
Our Vision

We are a small rural school with deeply held Christian values which motivate and inspire us to provide a rich and diverse education.

Our Values

Our deeply held Christian values motivate and inspire us to provide a rich and diverse education, while specific values teach us peace, trust, friendship, creativity and love, providing a truly Christian environment in which to learn.

Love: 1 Corinthians 13 4-7 “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres”.
The Christian value of love should be fundamental in all we do. We aspire to this value being woven into the fabric of life at our school. It is integral in all our decision-making. This equips our children for all aspects in life, as they grow and reach their full potential.

Trust: Isaiah 26:v4 “Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD himself, is the Rock eternal.”
Our Christian value of Trust encourages the whole school to work together for the mutual benefit of all, promoting an excellent working relationship trusting in God as our rock.

Peace: Thessalonians 5:v13 “Live in peace with each other”.
Peace is a Christian value that helps us to respect each other, recognising all opinions and giving us a firm framework for life, and tolerance in school, the wider community and the world. We aspire to embed this value throughout the school in order to provide a safe and inclusive learning environment that encourages discussion of all ideas, so promoting a deeper understanding of each other and the wider world.

Friendship: Luke 6:31 “Do to others as you would have them do to you”.
At Petersfield we value and understand the importance of friendship in all areas of our school community. We constantly strive to build and foster the positive relationships that make and promote good friendships so providing a safe and caring environment in which to learn.

Creativity: Romans 12:6 “We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.”
We strongly believe that each one of us has a unique talent, we all have inherent creativity, and we actively encourage this in all aspects of learning and school life. We celebrate all achievements rejoicing in the diversity and individuality of our pupils.

At Petersfield all staff and Governors subscribe to our school vision to inspire confident learners who will thrive in a changing world by:
  • Recognising the potential of every individual to achieve excellence, positively addressing underachievement.
  • Providing access to outstanding teaching, a range of excellent resources and an exciting, broad, balanced, enriched curriculum.
  • Providing a welcoming, calm, happy, purposeful, and nurturing community.
  • Developing self-motivation, independence, positive attitudes and confidence.
  • Providing a learning environment that is attractive, stimulating, informative and that instils a sense of pride.
  • Providing a high-quality education within a Christian context for pupils living within the parish boundaries of Arrington, Croydon, Orwell, Tadlow, Wimpole and Whaddon, and also for pupils from a wider area on religious grounds.
  • Promoting the values of: Respect, Friendship, Courage, Inspiration, Equality, Excellence and Determination.
In order to meet our vision, staff and the Governing Body agreed the following aims:
  • To ensure that every member of our community experiences a safe, happy environment based on the teachings of Jesus, which are love and forgiveness.
  • To foster confidence, responsibility and self esteem in each individual so that they can make good independent choices and contribute fully to the school and community.
  • To address all learning needs to develop each individual's full potential.
  • To engender a lifelong enjoyment of learning through the delivery of a broad and lively curriculum.
  • To prepare pupils to be good citizens in a diverse and rapidly changing multicultural world.
Our pupils considered the aims and the elected School Council decided to explain them in their own words.
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  • Persevering in class
  • Education
  • Trusting all
  • Everyone matters
  • Respecting others
  • Safe in school
  • Friendship
  • Including everyone
  • Encourage
  • Loving God
  • Determination
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Our School Motto is TEAM

  • Together
  • Everyone
  • Achieves
  • More

Our School Values are: love, friendship, creation, trust and peace

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Latest News

3rd Aug - A toolkit of resources to help parents prepare for a return to school and the latest science magazine have now been added to the Covid page.

22nd July - Whilst school is closed for the summer, please visit the 'Covid-19' page under the 'Classes' drop down menu for resources to support safety, well-being and learning.

22nd July - Tonight, school closes to pupils, parents and visitors as the 19-20 academic year is finished. School will be shut for building work for the entire summer. Should you need to contact us, please do so via the office email, from 3rd September. Happy Summer!

22nd July - Good luck! Well done! Best Wishes to the amazing Mrs Williams, who is retiring this term, and our wonderful year 6 pupils who leave for pastures new today. We are so proud of you all.

21st July - Thank you to Rev. Felicity and our year 6 Leavers - we really enjoyed the Leavers' Assembly today.

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Notices

SCHOOL CLOSURE: From 3:15pm on Friday 20th March, school will close until further notice in line with government guidance.


Covid-19 Coronavirus update
-We continue to follow the regularly updated government guidance available via this link.
-You can find further information on the Public Health England Blog and the NHS UK website.


Guidance includes:
-wash your hands regularly - use soap and water for at least 20 seconds each time.
-cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin. Catch it, Bin it, Kill it.


-People who feel unwell (new continuous cough and high temperature) should stay at home and all members of the household should self isolate for 14 days.


-If you or your child feels unwell or have any concerns or questions, please follow the government guidance then alert the school immediately.


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 - now a virtual event for everyone! Click here to visit the website and join in!


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.


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.


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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.

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