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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

14th Jan - Petersfield Press is again just an email today. Please do read this important information and if you are in receipt of Free School Meals, please respond to the question asked. Thank you!

13th Jan - Thank you to those of you who joined our GenR8 Collective Worship today.

13th Jan - Apologies, the broadband locally appears to be struggling - the issues started at the end of the day yesterday. We are looking to see if there is anything we can do, such as turning off cameras, which can help in the short term.

12th Jan - If you want to read again about our Remote Learning offer, the Policy is on the Covid page under 'Classes'. The explanation email (sent on the 5th Jan 2021) has been added to the appendices. Look out for further emails as we all work together to further refine our offer.

12th Jan - Today in Collective Worship, we continued exploring how we can take time to reflect and how this links to the 4 aspects of prayer we learnt about about before Christmas. Thank you to all those who joined today. Great reflection sharing!

11th Jan - Welcome back to our first full week of remote learning. Great job everyone! If you have not yet completed our laptop survey, please do or email us.

7th Jan - Petersfield Press is an email with attachments rather than a .pdf document today. Don't forget to join us for Headteacher Awards at 1:10pm today!

6th Jan - What a super start to our Remote Learning. So many of you joined for the 3 live teaching sessions and submitted your work online. It was great to see so many faces at Collective Worship. Don't forget, you can contact your classteacher directly via their class email address if needed.

5th Jan - Thanks to everyone who joined our first live story times today. Great to see you! Tomorrow school is open to critical worker children who booked and cannot safely be kept at home. All the live lessons start tomorrow. Parents should have received an email today ready for this.

5th Jan - school is CLOSED to all children today in line with County advice as we respond to last night's announcement and await further government guidance.

4th Jan - Following the government announcement at 8pm tonight, please see the urgent email sent to all parents.

4th Jan - Welcome to the spring term 2021. Staff training today. Please see the email sent to parents this afternoon about tomorrow's opening.

December 2020 - For those in need over Christmas, the Winter Grant Scheme is available and you can contact them for support by phone: 0345 045 5219.

22nd Dec - You can now visit the Orwell Benefice website to find out about the Stations of the Nativity and download a map. A link to this is also on our 'Church School' webpage (under the School Information drop down menu). How many can you find before the 6th January?

18th - 20th Dec - If your child develops symptoms of Covid before Sunday evening (20th) you must inform us immediately via the office email so we can undertake contact tracing.

18th Dec - School is now closed to pupils until Tuesday 5th January when we expect to reopen to children for the Spring Term.

18th Dec - Thank you for the good wishes and kind words. These mean a lot. We are SO proud of our school and everyone who has played their part in making the very best of a very challenging 2020. We wish you a happy and safe Christmas and very much look forward to 2021!

18th Dec - 'San-ta, San-ta' Father Christmas arrived on a horse drawn cart with a sack full of presents to MUCH excitement and chanting! Merry Christmas everyone!

18th Dec - Christmas party time everyone! Each bubble enjoyed festive jumpers and accessories and had lots of fun!

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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.


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.

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