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Funding

Thank you for the fantastic support we received from parents, grandparents, relatives and friends when you responded to the Funding Consultation. As you may have seen in the media, it remains a high profile topic.

Following our response to the Funding Consultation, we received a letter from the Department for Education which they have asked that we pass onto you. You can read the letter here.

As Headteachers, our response to this letter was to join over 500 Headteachers, including a significant number of Cambridgeshire Headteachers, who in one day signed this open letter to the, then, Prime Minister.

Dear Prime Minister,

On the steps of Downing Street you promised a country that works for everyone. That begins with our children.

Yet schools are facing real terms cuts of £3 billion. This will have a massive impact on young people and standards of education.

To make ends meet school leaders will be forced to make staff redundant, cut subjects, increase class sizes and cut back on extracurricular activity.

More and more schools are reluctantly asking for donations as a last resort to bring their budgets back from breaking point. Parents should not have to dip into their own pockets to make up for the investment government are unwilling to provide.

The future of our country depends upon the next generation. Their skills, their knowledge, their confidence and their creativity.

Let's stop seeing education as a cost and instead see it as an investment in the future. A good place to begin would be to reverse the £3 billion in cuts.

Yours,
Russell Hobby

The story was reported in the Daily Mirror.

You may also have seen the BBC article over the Easter break which outlined the survey results that almost 1 in 5 parents are being asked to make regular payments to their child’s school due to budget cuts.

As a Governing Body, we firmly believe that all children are entitled to a funded education and are doing everything we can to highlight our plight brought about by the unfair underfunding of Cambridgeshire over several decades. This underfunding has seen the County being the very lowest funded county per pupil for many years.

We do, however, very much wish to thank and acknowledge those of you how have helped us in so many ways to make the money and resources we have stretch just that little bit further for the benefit of our pupils. In response to the volunteering, personal donations and donations from local companies, we have set up the following:

1) On ParentPay, there is now an opportunity to donate any amount to the school. We are not asking for regular payments from parents as many schools are doing, but we do recognise that some people would like to make a donation either for a specific thing, event or pupil led fundraising activity. Therefore, if you wish to make a donation, please log onto ParentPay and select ’Voluntary Donation’ to do so. There is an option to add a message as a note if you wish to do so.

2) Following a helpful suggestion, we have produced a 'wish list' of frequently used items that we regularly buy. If you need to 'top up' your basket for example in Amazon to avoid delivery charges, the following is a list of items we use on a daily basis. We will keep this list updated on our school website.

  • a. HB pencils
  • b. Colouring crayons
  • c. Pritt sticks
  • d. Whiteboard markers (children safe, washable!)
  • e. Coloured whiteboard markers (non toxic) for teachers
  • f. Reams of white or buff A4 or A3 paper
  • g. Coloured A4 paper or card for art and craft
  • h. Coloured card
  • i. Chunky chalk
  • j. Handwriting pens
  • k. Fine lined coloured pens
  • l. Tissues
  • m. Hand soap
  • n. Double sided counters - click here to buy from Amazon

3) We have drawn up a list of jobs that need doing in school to improve the school environment. If you have a skill or talent from slab laying to sewing or gardening that could help or you have materials or equipment we could use to complete a job we would otherwise have to pay for, please contact the school office.

If you have any other ideas which could help raise funds, avoid spend or support the school in some other way, please do suggest them!

Thank you again for your support and the continued home-school partnership we prize so highly to ensure the most important thing – the very best education for our pupils that we can provide.

Latest News

21st Jun - Monday is an INSET day. This means school is closed to pupils, parents and visitors. Staff will be busy working and in meetings all day. We look forward to seeing everyone in school on Tuesday 22nd.

18th June - Thanks to all the dad who joined us for our 'Father and Male Carers Day' celebration. The children's messages were heartfelt and we hope you enjoyed hearing these as much as the children enjoyed sharing them.

14th June - Good luck to our year 5 mathematicians representing Petersfield virtually in the County 'Year 5 Maths Challenge' this afternoon!

11th June - Thank you to Wimpole Hall for the donation of the sports equipment received today. The children look forward to using this at break and lunchtimes.

10th Jun - Thank you to the parents who joined us to celebrate the awarding of our Headteacher Awards, the Hollands' Cup and a Mathletics gold certificate.

10th Jun - Well done to our piano pupils who begun this term's piano exams today! We've enjoyed hearing you playing in school and are sure you will have done well.

7th Jun - Well done everyone! The new playtime rota and spacings worked well today.

7th June - Welcome back to the second summer half term! We look forward to seeing you! This term promises to be as busy and fun as ever! Remember the slightly amended start and finish times from today please as we continue our Covid secure measures pending the next Government Guidance.

28th, 29th and 30th May - If anyone who has been in school develops symptoms or has a positive Covid test on Saturday 29th or Sunday 30th May, please notify school immediately via the office email. After this, please follow the newsletter instructions and follow NHS Track and Trace requirements.

28th May - School is now closed for the Half Term holiday. Happy holidays! Stay safe!

28th May - Today we talked about staying safe and E-Safety as we discussed positive pupil reactions to events that can make us feel unsafe. Parents, you should also have received an email update about this.

27th May - Thank you to parents and teachers alike for attending the second of this week's Parents' Evenings. This opportunity to celebrate successes, have a pastoral 'check in' and discuss next steps is so important in our home-school partnership.

27th May - What a super celebration of your learning and what you are proud of Pine Class! Thank you to all the relatives who joined to share this virtual assembly with us.

25th May - Thank you to all the parents who joined us virtually for our Parent-Teacher consultations this evening.

24th May - On our Understanding Christianity Day, the children said 'We really enjoyed retelling the story of creation through Lego. It was nice to be creative with our learning and also share our learning.'

20th May - In our Headteacher Collective Worship we celebrated our pupils who are now published writers. Following the 'Wander in the Woods' story writing, certificates and the published book were handed out.

19th May - Today was National Numeracy Day! Pine class reported they took part by 'Doing problem solving all morning. We had to make 'unmagic' squares, where all the rows, diagonals and columns must add up to different amounts. It sounds easy, but it was challenging!'

19th May - It was fantastic to see our KS2 pupils taking part in the golf session yesterday. It was great to see so many children trying golf for the first time.

13th May - Thanks to Yew Class for leading today's Collective Worship. It was great to hear about the learning taking place in class this term. Thank you to the parents who were able to join us.

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.

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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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