Individual Liberty

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Our Pupils have played a key part in the creation of Pebsham Primary Academy and the direction we have taken as a school.   Pupils have supported us in the creation of our motto and in the development of our vision and values for the school.  Through working together, collaboratively, over the last 3 years, we have developed our unique curriculum, which encompasses our local community and the interests and 'love of learning' shown by our pupils.  We teach children that they have a choice and that they can 'choose' to make a difference,both to their life and to the lives of others.

Our children have a voice and through the School Council have made a really difference to the school.  Each year our School Councillors lead projects across the school to further our development.  Pupils often lead charity fundraisers and these often link to people or children in our local community or neighbouring schools.  Pupil Leadership is key and we offer a range of leadership roles.      Pease see our Pupil Leadership page for further details.

Here are some of the ways our pupils have demonstrated their individual Liberty this year: 


  • We helped to choose our school motto: Pebsham – Where every child shines!
  • We can choose to join an after-school club, like Football, Karate, Singing or Zumba.
  • Our School Council chose and ordered our playtime equipment.
  • We are able to choose the right level of work in some lessons.    Spicy     Hot      Mild
  • We chose to raise money for Jeans for Genes day.
  • Year 4 chose to create a School Newspaper and  to become Communication Officers.
  • We chose our School Logo.
  • We wrote our School Rules: The Pebsham 5.
  • We asked to raise money for Help for Heroes.
  • We designed the logo for our restaurant Dine and Shine.
  • We can choose which pieces of homework we do in our termly homework grid. We learnt about Martin Luther King and the right to ‘have a voice’.
  • We learnt about Nelson Mandela and thought about liberty.
  • We have the freedom to believe in what we want.
  • Year 4 asked to support Autism Sussex and raised lots of money for them as part of their Enterprise Driver.