Welcome from the Headteacher
As the headteacher of Petersgate Infant School, I welcome you and your family to our school website – your window into our school.
I hope our website is a source of information for parents and friends of the school, a celebration of our work and a glimpse for prospective pupils, parents and visitors of what our school is all about.
Petersgate Infant School is a wonderful school to work in; our talented and hardworking staff are committed to providing the very best. We are very proud of our school and the way it is continually developing as a creative, child centred environment. Relationships throughout the school are based on mutual trust and respect; all children are valued and all staff work hard to help every child reach his or her full potential.
We pride ourselves on a high level of education alongside a personal and individual environment where children have the ability to develop and thrive. Children leave our school at the end of Year 2 with results above the national average and with the confidence and skills to face the challenge of moving forward to the junior school.
We are extremely privileged to have wonderful grounds that our children can use to extend their learning. This includes a vast open field, a wild garden with a pond, well resourced playground and Early Years learning environment and our own gardens where we grow fresh produce for cooking and eating!
We value highly the partnership between home and school and encourage all parents to take an active part in the education of their children. The school cannot work in isolation. The partnership between school staff, parents, governors and other stakeholders is an essential one. Together we can set challenges and our partners can help us ask ‘how can we do it even better?’
I hope you enjoy looking through this site, and if you do, please let us know. We are always looking to improve further and would welcome your feedback.
As it develops, I hope the website gives you a sense of our school, its worth and its aspirations.
If you would like to know more about our school, please contact us. We will be happy to answer your questions or arrange an appointment for you to meet with me and to view the school.
Mrs Julie Cook
The School Environment
Petersgate Infant School is situated in the village of Clanfield and is an important part of the community. Reception classes are on one side of the school and Year 1 and 2 on the other side. The building is decorated in colours designed to enhance the peaceful and purposeful atmosphere. The grounds consisting of an extensive grassed area, playground and covered play area. The school has been fitted with security doors and access for vehicles is controlled by an electronic, video system.
Working together to achieve the best
At Petersgate Infant School we are committed to working in close relationship with parents and we see learning as a lifelong journey begun by the parents and continued by us as we encourage all children to achieve the highest standards possible. We know that children are learning wherever they are and rest assured we shall strive to ensure that the children take full advantage of their three years at Petersgate.
At Petersgate Infant School we:
- Have high standards of achievement and attainment across the curriculum.
- Value good communication between home and school
- Have an active Pals of Petersgate (PoPs) for social and fund raising activities
- Have been awarded the prestigious European Eco-School Award
- Open Futures – building a curriculum for the 21st century
- Promote life long learning.