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Collective Worship

Collective worship (assembly) takes place every day in school and this lies at the heart of life in our school. We meet four times a week as a whole school and have class based worship on Wednesdays. Reverend Felicity Couch leads Collective Worship each Tuesday. Collective Worship themes are largely Christian in nature and include stories, drama, music, singing, poetry, reflection and prayer. We encourage our pupils to be part of our collective worship through planning, meeting with Revd Felicity, reading and writing prayers and playing music. We follow the pattern of the festivals and seasons of the Christian Year. On Mondays we hold choral worship. Singing is an important part of collective worship, and this is a chance to learn new songs, and revisit familiar ones, to reflect together on the way that we praise God in worship, and to understand better the words we are singing. On Thursday we celebrate what has been achieved in school (such as an announcement of the House Point totals for the week; a chance to celebrate and share the reasons for those children who have been awarded a Head Teacher Award, awarding of certificates for honours each term-sporting for example) and the half termly announcement of our music “Hollands Cup”. The Thursday collective worship ends with a prayer led by a member of Year 6. On Friday, collective worship is a teacher led collective worship following the theme of the week, listening to a story from the Bible or considering a particular charity. Assemblies also provide opportunities for school news to be shared and discussed. Each school term concludes with a service in the church.

School Prayer

We start each collective worship with a lighting prayer and are currently working closely with our children to write a Petersfield prayer, which reflects our thoughts and values.

Church Links
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Petersfield Church of England (A) School has strong links with St Andrew's Church, Orwell (pictured above), which falls within the Diocese of Ely. We work closely with the church and diocese in a number of ways, including:

  • Collective Worship led by Reverend Felicity Couch
  • Key Stage 2 annual visits to Ely Cathedral
  • End of term services held in the church
  • Assemblies led by GenR8
  • Taking part in special services in the Church calendar, such as Harvest, Christingle and Easter
  • Special events to help us consider our core Christian Values
  • Visits to the church as part of RE and collective worship, for example REActive church.
Petersfield Church of England (A) Primary School Christian Values

We are proud of our school values and these underpin all we do in school. Our pupils demonstrate these values in all areas of school life. We worked together as a school to revise our school Christian values. All the children in school looked at eighteen different values and reflected on the meaning of each value and how they influence our behaviour. This work culminated in a whole school Christian values day. The children worked in buddy groups during the day so that the older children could support the younger ones and each group presented that value through dance, drama, poetry, artwork, etc to the whole school community. At the end of the day each adult and child in school cast three votes for the values that they felt were the most important in the life of our school. The values with the most votes became our new school values.

Love - Christian love is the overarching value in our school. We have an ethos of care and concern that helps us to support one another.

Friendship - we aim to include everyone and be loyal and supportive friends.

Trust - we trust each other and believe in the honesty and reliability of others.

Creativity - we value and celebrate new ideas and ways to express ourselves

Peace - we aim for inner peace; learning how to be calm and contented, coping with anxieties and fears, and also for peace between each other in school; making and keeping friends, sorting out arguments, making compromises, letting go of hostile feelings and learning how to listen to each other.

Latest News

17th Sept - Thank you to FOPS for their tireless work to raise funds for Petersfield despite the current restrictions. At tonight's meeting, we planned the AGM which you can join from the comfort of your own home on Thursday 22nd October at 8pm. More information to follow in the newsletter.

17th Sept - It was great to see Rowan and Yew parents at tonight's curriculum sessions.

17th Sept - Well done to all those who have achieved their gold Mathletics certificates during Lockdown and the summer. After celebrating the bronze and silver awards over the last two weeks, we enjoyed congratulating our gold certificate mathematicians today.

16th Sept - Thanks to the Ash parents who attended today's curriculum session.

15th Sept - Many thanks to Elm and Pine class parents who joined us for the first two virtual Curriculum Sessions. Thank you for the questions - all of this helps us work together as we establish a new 'normal' where parent-school partnership is as important as ever.

14th Sept - Well done reception - you are doing such a good job of saying for the morning this week. Super smiles and great learning all round!

9th Sept - Wow! What an amazing first day for our new reception pupils today. You looked so smart in your new uniform with your bookbags donated by FOPS. Well done!

7th Sept - What a super start, well done Petersfield. Great to see you all today and well done for entering school so confidently.

7th Sept - A VERY warm welcome to the start of the term for pupils!

4th Sept - on our second INSET day, staff and governors are completing their essential safeguarding training. We very much look forward to welcoming current pupils back to school on Monday. Have a great weekend.

3rd Sept - Our first INSET day for staff - please look out for the newsletter and attachments sent to you today.

1st Sept - Following a meeting with County today, we continue to plan for the return of pupils on Monday 7th September (current pupils) and Wednesday 9th (new EYFS pupils). We will email with the latest updates on the INSET days (3rd and 4th). We very much look forward to seeing you next week.

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

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.


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


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.


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.

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