Welcome to Hartington C of E Primary School.  Thank you for visiting our website which is constantly being up-dated to keep you informed of current events.

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 both in school and the community.

Our school is located in the rural village of Hartington in the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire. We have close links with the Diocese, local primary and church schools, in particular those within the White Peak Cluster Group.  We also have links to Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School in Ashbourne through our sports provision, and this is 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 welcoming atmosphere you will find here.

If you would like any further information or you have any questions you need answering please don’t hesitate to contact us by e-mail or telephone. Visits are always welcome.

Visits from prospective families are encouraged  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 in a safe, nurturing environment …”

Mission Statement

Hartington C of E 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 church community and an integral part of our society; building and creating partnerships locally and beyond, supporting children’s understanding of the  diversity within the country and the world.

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

 Hartington C of E  Primary School encourages everyone to excel by:

  • Striving for the highest possible standards of achievement and behaviour in a safe, stimulating environment, where the Christian values are embedded within the school’s daily life.

  • Valuing independence, developing a deeper level of learning and providing a thought provoking curriculum which supports our children in becoming participating citizens of the future.

  • Striving to be a centre for truly excellent teaching, where experienced  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 C of E Primary enables everyone to be proud of their achievements by:

  • Encouraging everyone to do their very best and giving the children confidence to raise spiritual questions and give their own opinions, knowing they are within a supportive, loving environment.

  • Developing a love of learning inspired through dedicated and inspirational  teaching.

  • Developing and Building on children’s 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.


School visit to Derby Cathedral on Thursday 7th June 2018. Thursday 7th June saw the whole school gathered and eagerly waiting for our coach to arrive to take us to Derby for our Pilgrimage activity and visit to the Cathedral. We were joining with Elton School to take part in a Pilgrimage walk around Derby …

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Village Planters

Once again the children have nurtured and grown a selection of bedding plants to fill the village planters during the lunch time and after school gardening club. This as always was under the supervision of Mrs Broomhead MBE with the support of the class 2 teacher Mrs Wildgoose.  During the planting people who were passing …

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Mountain Bike experience

On Tuesday 5th June six pupils got the chance to experience a Mountain Bike training session delivered by Nichola Dick from the company ‘Chainging Gears’.  The children arrived back at school from the local Youth Hostel eager to tell the rest of the school about the activities they had experienced that afternoon. One child commented: …

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The Great Hartington Bake Off

May Pole Dancing : Sunday 27th May saw the children of Hartington School entertain family, friends and the public with an exceptional May Pole dancing Display to traditional and contemporary music. “The Great Hartington Bake off” organised by the PTA produced an overwhelming response  from the local community and the school. Judges Mary Goodwin and …

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A Right Royal Knees Up!

Royal Party To celebrate the up and coming Royal Wedding our school along with all others within Derbyshire were treated by the catering service to a pre-wedding lunch. The Catering Manager of the school prepared a range of mini treats for the children including a special ‘wedding cake’ that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would …

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SAT’s Happy

Two happy children, SAT’s completed! At the end of  SAT’s  week the year 6 children along with the rest of the school were rewarded with a visit from the company Bugs ‘N’ Bones on Friday 18th May. The children listened attentively to the facilitators as they explained how the morning would unfold. The look on …

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