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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

20th Sept - Today we have begun to think about Harvest in Collective Worship. Our School Council introduced our collection for tomorrow's Harvest Festival. We are collecting money for our Malawi fundraising and food for the local food bank if you are able to donate tomorrow.

17th Sept - Well done to our EYFS who enjoyed learning in school for their first full day today.

17th Sept - Today's second virtual creative writing session led to brilliant extended writing from year 3 and 4.

16th Sept - We look forward to seeing the creative writing from year 3 and 4 following the first of two 'Beneath the Surface' virtual writing sessions today.

16th Sept - Today we welcomed Rev Felicity into school for the first of the session exploring Collective Worship.

14th Sept - Thank you to the parents who joined the first of the Curriculum Sessions for parents this afternoon. Rowan and Yew class sessions are on Thursday this week. We look forward to seeing you there.

14th Sept - Multisports is back today for this term. There are a few spaces left if you have not yet signed your child up to participate.

10th Sept - Ash class enjoyed lunch in school for the first time today. Our Year 1 role models were fantastic and our EYFS pupils followed all the lunchtime routines beautifully.

9th Sept - Tonight, staff and governors met virtually for our essential annual Safeguarding training. Our updated Safeguarding Policy will be published once it is approved at FGB later this month.

6th Sept - Today our new EYFS children mixed as a whole class and are already being great friends to others.

3rd Sept - At lunchtime, pupils and staff identified a project to improve the outside area. School council members have been thinking about how we can work together. Thank you to all the children who helped today. What a difference TEAM Petersfield makes! Community volunteers welcome to help weed!

2nd Sept - Welcome back to all the mums and dads and other family members who adapted seamlessly to the 'normal' end of school arrangements. We very much value the informal communication between home and school which this facilitates.

2nd Sept - Beaming smiles and rekindling and new friendships resulted from the whole school playing together on the field at break and lunchtime today.

2nd Sept - In Collective Worship, we reflected on our feelings as we return to school for the new school year.

2nd Sept - Welcome to all our new pupils and families. Well done for such a confident start to the term.

2nd Sept - What a super start to the term! The earlier school start time, following last year's consultation, resulted in everyone being in school learning in less than 8 minutes despite it being a busy first day! Every minute's learning counts at Petersfield. Well done!

1st Sept 21 - The first day of the Autumn term was a busy INSET day for teachers and included a County briefing. Parents, please see the email sent tonight with details in advance of tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you in the morning!

22nd July - Whilst we are closed, please see our Covid page (under the class drop down menu) if you need any information on welfare and keeping children safe over the summer. There are also links on the website to resources you can use to continue learning over the summer.

22nd July - School is now closed to pupils, parents and visitors. The school will reopen to pupils on Thursday 2nd September. We will update parents on 1st September with any pertinent information. Happy Summer!

22nd July - In their final assembly, the year 6 pupils reflections, thanks and singing of their personalised anthem (not to mention the baby photos) brought smiles and tears as we celebrated them demonstrated they are indeed 'all that they can be!' Good luck year 6!

22nd July - What a day for a whole school picnic lunch!

22nd July - Year 6 completed the shirt signing today - a long standing tradition at Petersfield!

22nd July - Thank you to Rev Felicity for leading our Leavers' Service today. The year 6 pupils were presented with a Bible from the Parish and the Methodist church to take with them on life's journey.

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Notices

Is your child due to start school in September 2022? If so, click here to visit our admissions page.


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 returned as a much enjoyed Covid secure event in June 2021. Keep an eye on the website for updates about the next planned event!


Save yourself time naming uniform and raise money for school. Visit www.stikins.co.uk. Quote code 15787


Covid update - Our Covid page contains information to support your child throughout the pandemic.


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.


Following the recent phone upgrade, please leave a message if the school phone is not answered, including out of school hours. We will then receive and email alerting us to your call. Alternatively, please email the school 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.


Please see Covid-19 notices on our Covid-19 Update Page

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