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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 peace, trust, friendship, creativity and love.
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

19th Oct - We had a great whole school RE day today building up our school journey of 'Understanding Christianity'. Our youngest children learnt about what makes us special and how Jesus is special to Christians. Our older children looked into the topic of what is the 'Good News' of the gospel.

16th Oct - Today, our pupils showcased their positive mental health work as a press photographer visited our school to take socially distanced pictures for the newspaper.

15th Oct - THANK YOU! to the parents who have donated slabs (and the time and effort to install them) to make entry to the school gate less muddy!

13th Oct - Despite to power cut, thank you to everyone who is joining us for the virtual Parents' Evening tonight!

12th Oct - Thanks to Pine class, we will now have on display posters to promote positive thinking including word-web phrases and images. They explored what 'Positive Thinking' means and how we can be more positive in our lives and with other people.

9th Oct - The virtual governor visit today was an opportunity to celebrate all the work we have done this week in conjunction with the YMCA and our cluster schools. Please do ask the children about what they have learnt and how together, we are all promoting positive mental health.

8th Oct - In Collective Worship, Rowan class shared their excellent film they produced reflecting on their learning in the run up to World Mental Health Day this Saturday.

7th Oct - Following on from our harvest celebrations last week, Elm class have recorded their thoughts on a pumpkin. What makes them proud and happy decorates one pumpkin whilst the things they are thankful for adorn another.

6th Oct - Ash class are considering our feelings and emotions today and thinking about the actions we can take to make ourselves happy.

5th Oct - Positive mental health is a key part of our day to day curriculum, and this is more important than ever during Covid. This week, in collaboration with our local cluster schools, we have planned specific activities focusing on being positive for the benefit of ourselves and others.

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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.


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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!


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