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.



Tag Rugby

Hartington children were lucky enough to experience a free session of Tag Rugby on Friday 13th October. This was delivered by Nathan Nolan & Jack Jones of ‘RuggerEds Ltd’ (Education through Rugby) The children thoroughly enjoyed the session and one EYFS child commented ‘That was the best PE lesson I’ve ever had, and I didn’t …

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Healthy School Community Award

On Thursday 12th October, Dawn Monk and Karen Mycock (Healthy Child Assistant Practitioners) presented the school with the Derbyshire Healthy Schools Community Award. This is an initiative we have been working towards for the past twelve months and is an excellent achievement and linked seamlessly into last years School Improvement Plan (SIP). The children have …

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Speak Out – Stay Safe

The NSPCC came to the school on Thursday 5th October to talk to KS 1 & 2 pupils about how they have the right to ‘Speak Out & Stay Safe’. The representative from the NSPCC introduced them to ‘Buddy’ who encourages children, if they are worried about anything, to speak to a grown up they …

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EYFS Playground

Back in Spring term 2017 it was decided to use some of the budget to develop an area for the EYFS. Previously it was overgrown, plain and not very child friendly. So with the help of the year 5/6 children and Miss Gailley a plan was devised, resources identified to meet the seven stages of …

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Macmillan Coffee Morning

Cake Baking for Macmillan Coffee Morning Friday 29th September the school opened its doors at 10:30 am for coffee, tea, cake and biscuits. This was to raise money for the Macmillan Coffee Morning appeal in aid of Cancer. Local parishioner Bell Kerr works closely with the school to help coordinate this event.  Pupils, Parents, Governors …

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MAST & Harvest

MAST attended for collective worship on Friday 29th September and delivered a worship around ‘God’s Wonderful World’ this was in keeping with the work pupils had been producing for the Harvest Festival display in St Giles Church. The children also helped to pack harvest boxes for the elderly of Hartington community. Surplus donations from local …

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