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.

Spring Term 1

The school has hit the ground running with the start of spring term 1. It may not feel much like spring outside but the children have been busy attending sports fixtures at QEGS this month. On Wednesday 10th January the  year 5 pupils attended a Change4Life Champions Conference at The Arc, Matlock.  As a result …

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Happy New Year

All the staff would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and welcome you all back to a new year and new term.

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The Grand Finale

On the final day of the term the children enjoyed the traditional  Big Breakfast where they sat down to a full English breakfast. This is a popular event enjoyed at the end of each term by the whole school.  This was followed by Christmas craft making activities which concluded with a Christmas party,  games and …

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Sleeping Beauty

The children were treated by Mrs Rachel Mellor, a former member of the school staff to a trip to the local Panto in Buxton. This is an annual event which everyone looks forward to and as always was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended.      

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Christmas Community lunch

Friday 15th December saw the community and children come together for the annual Christmas Dinner expertly prepared by resident cook Mrs Anne Stubbs.  The children  and staff were in dress your best and all wore Christmas Jumpers or Christmas hats. During the meal Mr Graham Hipkiss-Hicks played Christmas music on the French horn which was …

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Tinsel & Tea-towels

On Tuesday 12th December the children of Hartington School presented “Tinsel & Tea-towels” to a packed church. The performance was based around the arrival of Ofsted. The performance was followed by a Pea & Pie supper in the school, kindly organised by the PTA, where the Christmas raffle was drawn.  The winning ticket of a …

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