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

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.

 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.


As an end of year treat the Head teacher invited ‘Clever Cloggers’ back into school for a morning of building, coding and problem solving for the children. They worked collaboratively in teams to build catapults,  robots and programme vehicles to follow a pre-determined route to find the hidden treasure.   This was followed by a …

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Final Celebration Worship

Friday 13th July saw the final collective worship in Church with parents, governors and the local community. The children performed a few songs from the ‘Sing2gether’ performance and read out their favourite piece of work from the last year. Also certificates were presented to acknowledge pupils achievements throughout the year. This was followed by community …

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SAT’s results

On Tuesday 10th July the year 6 pupils eagerly awaited their SAT’s results. To their delight they had both done extremely well and we are all very proud of their achievements.  Well Done and Best Wishes for the next stage in your school career.

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Tuesday 10th July saw the whole school join Biggin, Elton, Taddington and Bakewell  Schools for a Sing2gether performance. The venue – Bakewell Methodist Junior school who were  the host for the morning. Each school had three individual practice sessions  with Debbie Castles from Music Partnership prior to the performance. She came into the school to …

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Yorkshire Wildlife Park

On Friday 6th July the whole school visited the Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster. We left school on a sweltering hot morning at 8:30am travelling by car and Bakewell & Eyam community bus. We arrived after an uneventful journey at 10am to be fast tracked through the entrance gates. We navigated our selves around using …

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Singing Performance and Sports Day

Rachel Wilkes from Music Partnership and the children entertained parents, governors and members from the community to a musical extravaganza! The performance was based on a thought-provoking cantata on an ecological theme called “Along Came Man”. The children, sang, danced, played musical instruments, acted out scenes with masks and pictures and played games. Songs included …

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