Welcome to Hartington C of E Primary School.  Thank you for visiting our brand new website which was started at the end of the summer term 2015. This is constantly being up-dated.

Our Motto is ‘Education at the Heart of the Community’, in which we fully believe, with our children taking part and leading many social events.

Our school is located in the rural village of Hartington in the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire. We have close links with other primary schools including those within the Derby Diocese and in particular the White Peak Cluster.   We also have links to Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School in Ashbourne, where many of our pupils transfer to at the end of Key Stage 2.

We regard each child as unique, with individual needs, and our enthusiastic and highly motivated team are committed to giving each child the highest standard of care, guidance and support. We offer skilled teaching and a stimulating and creative curriculum with high expectations, including the social, moral, spiritual and cultural well being of the whole child. We aim to help children develop a sense of self worth and confidence, whilst being self critical and taking increasing responsibility for their own learning.

We hope our website will help give you a flavour of the life and work of the school, and of the caring and friendly atmosphere you will find here. Visits from prospective families are welcome and we look forward to hearing from you.

Vision Statement

“Our vision is to create a school community where children participate, excel and are proud of their achievements…”

Mission Statement

Hartington Primary School allows everyone to participate by:

  • Providing a welcoming, safe, happy school where everyone is respected and listened to; a school where we take pride in ourselves and our achievements, enabling children to become confident and successful learners.

  • Striving to be the hub of our local community and an integral part of our society; building and joining communities locally and beyond.

  • Being a partner in the education of our pupils and being committed to working in partnership with our parents and wider community.

 Hartington Primary School encourages everyone to excel by:

  • Striving for the highest possible standards of achievement and behaviour in a stimulating environment.

  • Valuing independence, developing a deeper level of learning and providing a curriculum which enables our pupils to become active citizens of the future.

  • Striving to be a centre for truly excellent teaching, where quality leadership is extended to professionals in other schools and where the staff are committed to their own learning journey and the sharing of quality practice.

Hartington Primary enables everyone to be proud of their achievements by:

  • Encouraging everyone to do their very best.

  • Developing a love of learning inspired by quality teaching.

  • Building and developing upon individual strengths and talents.

Hartington C of E Primary School is of great value to the area it serves.  Not only does the School work hard to get the best results for its pupils but I also value the positive contribution the school continues to make to the Hartington community.

Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP for the Derbyshire Dales.


Hartington C of E Primary School is such a happy place! Learning in that atmosphere can be nothing but a pleasure, not a penance.

Secretary of Hartington Parochial Church Council, Bel Kerr.


I feel very privileged and happy when I go to the community lunches at Hartington C of E Primary School. I can not speak highly enough of all of the staff and children for the warm welcome they give to us and the care they take of us. It is a wonderful community within a larger community and long may it continue to be so.

Hartington resident, Margaret Partridge.



Y6 End of year trip

On Thursday 13th July the three year 6 pupils, with Mrs Wildgoose and Mrs Flower set off for a day of fun to celebrate their SATS results and their transition to key stage three. The day started with an hour of bowling at Chesterfield Bowl, followed by lunch at McDonald’s then the cinema to see …

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MAST presented a puppet assembly based on the story ‘The Women at the Well’  to the pupils on Friday 14th July. MAST have been regular visitors to our school over the past many years, presenting their puppet assemblies to our pupils, playing music and singing.  

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Under Whitle visit

On Wednesday 12th July the whole school visited Under Whitle Farm, Sheen to pilot a trail devised from the ‘Peeling Back the Layers’ archaeological project. This has been put together by Dr Catherine Parker Heath , Elsbeth and Paul Walker. The trail has been design for educational visits and families visiting the area. We had …

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A trip to the Himalayas

In KS2 we have been learning all about mountains during this summer term. On Tuesday 11th July we spent an enjoyable and really informative morning when Mr Simon Watkinson, a professional photographer, came into school to talk to us about his travels through the Himalayas. It was fascinating to find out about the people of …

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Musical Performance

On Friday 7th July the pupils entertained parents, governors and the community prior to Community Lunch with a performance of songs learned over the past few week with Rachel Wilkes from the Music Partnership. The songs were all linked to the topics taught in school over the past two terms: The Earth, creation, caring for …

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HYPAC Leader training

On Tuesday 4th July, 6 key stage 2 children were invited to be ‘Guinea Pigs’ for 6 HYPAC young leaders who were working towards achieving their level 2 certificates in leading. The leaders led a P.E. session where the children were put through their paces with a warm up session, Tennis activities followed by a …

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