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.  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. Another link we are developing is with a small school in Uganda through our personal relationship with the present captain of the Ugandan Netball team  Peace Proscovia.

We regard each child as unique, with individual needs. Our enthusiastic and highly motivated team are committed to giving each child the highest standard of care, guidance and support which is delivered with the Christian Vision at its heart. 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 and leading them on the journey to becoming a valued member of an ever changing multicultural society.

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

“Caring & sharing as part of God’s family”

Providing a school community where we strive to achieve our full potential in a safe, nurturing environment with Christian values at our heart. 

 “Loving our neighbour as we love ourselves” – Luke 10:27

Mission Statement:

Here at Hartington School we regard each child as unique, with individual needs. We are committed to providing each child with the highest standard of care, guidance and support through our Christian values of friendship, compassion, endurance, service, love and respect. We aim to help children develop a sense of self-worth and confidence, taking increasing responsibility for their own learning whilst striving to become more resilient.

Our School Aims:

  • To provide a welcoming, safe and caring environment where everyone is respected and listened to.
  • To engender a love of learning with high quality teaching through a creative and inspiring curriculum.
  • To offer a fully inclusive environment, enabling every child to reach their full potential.
  • For our schools Christian values to underpin all aspects of our school life.
  • To provide opportunities to explore British Values, other faiths and cultures.
  • To lead by example, demonstrating a Christian ethos within the community.

Our Christian Values are:

  • Friendship, Compassion, Endurance, Generosity, Love and Respect.

The whole school community striving to follow the lesson Jesus taught us through the story of the Good Samaritan.

Through our Christian Values we aim:

  • To show friendship towards others.
  • To demonstrate love, respect and understanding for God’s world.
  • To be at the heart of our village community.
  • To nurture children’s understanding of the diversity within our community and the world.
  • To become outstanding citizens who put others before ourselves.

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.

Christmas Market

Christmas Market 2019 The PTA Christmas Fair on Saturday 30th November raised a magnificent £945.58 after expenses. The PTA and School would like to thank all the stall holders and visitors for making this a hugely successful event and to everyone who helped on the day. Our next event is the Nativity called ‘Strictly Nativity’ …

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Children In Need 2019

Friday 15th November saw all children and staff arrive at school in their Onsies/pyjamas and dressing gowns to raise money for Children In Need. Everyone was very warm and cosy even Mrs Blackwell! The children undertook a Pudsey Bear hunt around the school looking everywhere for Pudsey Bears in their house teams eager to earn …

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Archdeacon of Chesterfield Visit

On Thursday 24th October Hartington C.of E. Primary school was pleased to welcome a special visitor. This was the Archdeacon of Chesterfield, the Venerable Carol Coslitt, who spent a very enjoyable afternoon singing songs with the children and telling stories too. Needless to say, the children all joined in with their customary enthusiasm and their …

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Macmillan – Afternoon Tea

  Yet again Macmillan Coffee Morning coincided with SUD (Stand Up Derbyshire Day) so to raise money for Macmillan the children came to school wearing sports clothes and undertook sports activities throughout the day. To be slightly different we had a Macmillan Afternoon Tea where family, friends, Governors and members of the community were invited …

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White Hall 2019

On Monday 14th October the year 6 pupils traveled to White Hall out door center to join Biggin, Parwich and Monyash pupils for a three day residential visit. They experienced stream scrambling, canoeing, night walks, zip wires, mountain biking, rope courses and climbing walls. The pupils had a wonderful but tiring time working collaboratively with …

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Speak Out – Stay Safe

On Wednesday 9th October the NSPCC visited school to talk to the KS1 & KS2 children regarding the ‘Speak Out. Stay Safe programme. This involved a collective worship and workshop for the older children. Please click on the link below to access further information. https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/services/speak-out-stay-safe/

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