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Artsmark

Artsmark Silver Award
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We are delighted that we have been awarded the Silver Artsmark from the Arts Council. This is a prestigious award which reflects the work we have been doing in recent years.

We submitted a Statement of Commitment and a Case Study/Statement of Impact to the Arts Council which were assessed.

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The following comments were made about our submissions:

You have made a good start to your Artsmark journey by upskilling staff and linking the Arts with other subjects such as Writing, History, Geography and PSHE. Your focus on artworks and religious beliefs is giving your pupils authentic opportunities to be exposed to a range of artworks. Art is noted a strength and is being taught by a specialist teacher who has introduced skills progression in art to monitor the progress being made. You have demonstrated that consistent arts and cultural experiences have been developed for your pupils such as the Lunch Time Club led by a local author, Ute Sproulle who runs a creative writing and reading club. You have ensured that all your pupils have opportunities to listen to live music. Congratulations on your Artsmark Silver Award!

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Our next steps:

To make further progress in your Artsmark journey, you could develop pupil voice by involving them in planning and delivering authentic arts and cultural experiences. Building on your work of upskilling your staff, you might also want to explore opportunities to work in partnership with arts and cultural organisations and professionals to further develop your staff’s knowledge, skills and understanding of delivering high quality arts and cultural provision which could have positive impact on not only your staff but, also on outcome for your pupils.

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Please do look at our Events page for regular updates about the exciting things happening at Petersfield. Some of the activities we are most proud of include:

  • Appointing a curriculum champion, Ms Kate Catchpole
  • Upskilling staff and using subject specialists
  • Developing our curriculum to ensure there are more opportunities for the arts for all pupils, eg drama workshops from Divergent Drama, music tuition from Rock Steady (children play a different instruments in a band, e.g. electric guitar, drums, keyboard)
  • Using pupil and parent voice to inform decisions
  • Having a wider choice of extra-curricular opportunities, e.g. sewing club with Mrs Bonfield, knitting for the Lent Challenge and dance club with Sharon Glasgow

Latest News

7th May - We were delighted to share our first story with our September 2021 EYFS pupils today as we started the transition from preschool to primary school. It was great to hear how much you enjoyed listening to it.

6th May - Ash Class Assembly was well worth the wait today! What a super showcase of just some of your super learning this term Ash class! Thanks to everyone who enjoyed it with us.

4th May - There was much excitement in school today as the KS2 football club restarted after school.

4th May - Every class talked animatedly this afternoon as they explain their learning to our County Primary Advisor who visited virtually today.

4th May - We hope you had a great Bank Holiday! Our thanks to the staff who worked on the school site this weekend to weed and tidy the playground and sensory garden.

30th Apr - Happy Bank Holiday weekend! It was lovely to hear about the children's plans for the weekend today. We look forward to seeing all our pupils on Tuesday (not Monday!)next week!

30th Apr - Today, we joined many others in 'England does the Daily Mile' as every class continued our Daily Mile challenge.

29th - Due to the County wide internet issue, we have postponed today's Ash Class Assembly to next week - 6th May.

29th Apr - Our new phone line has been activated today. The usual school contact number should now been visible when we call you.

21st Apr - Year 5 and 6 were joined by representatives from the University of Cambridge to be awarded certificates and a set of 10 wooden microscopes for the winning images we submitted to the science image award last year.

19th Apr - We are very excited to be launching National Skipping Week with the World Record beating champion skipper, Pete Thompson, coming to demonstrate his skills and run workshops with the children.

15th Apr - Well done to the well deserved winners of the Headteacher Awards and Hollands Cup presented virtually today. Thank you to family members who shared in these achievements with us.

13th Apr - Today, Rev Felicity led our service as we joined with Barrington School virtually. We reflected on a 'Life Well Lived' in our Collective Worship following the Death of HRH Duke of Edinburgh.

12th Apr - Welcome back to the Summer term! What a fantastic start to the term! Our children's enthusiasm for learning and seeing their peers is great to see.

30th Mar - We are pleased to report that the Track and Trace process for the end of the Spring term is now complete with no positive Covid cases to report. If you or your child now develops symptoms, please follow NHS Track and Trace. Happy Easter Everyone!

26th Mar - If anyone who has been in school develops symptoms or has a positive Covid test on Saturday 27th or Sunday 28th March, please notify school immediately via the office email. After this, please follow the newsletter instructions and follow NHS Track and Trace requirements.

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Notices

Is your child due to start school in September 2021? If so, click here to find out more about how to visits and learn about how to apply to join our fantastic school.


Have you tried any of the experiments in the science magazines you can find on the 'Science is Fun' webpage? Click on the 'Curriculum' tab to find out more.


Have you visited our 'Reading for Pleasure' page where local published author Ute Maria is adding stories regularly? Click on the 'Curriculum' tab to enjoy the stories.


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.


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


Covid-19 Coronavirus update - we continue to follow the government guidance available via this link. At all times, safety is our highest priority. Please ensure you follow guidance and school communications particularly regarding illness, isolation and e


As per County and national guidance, Petersfield will only close in exceptional circumstances or where instructed to do so. The decision will be made ASAP and displayed first on our school website in the 'Latest News' above.


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.


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.


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.


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


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