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.

 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 part of the 100 years commemoration of the end of World War One it was decided by the local community that poppies would be made and displayed at the village war memorial and St Giles Church. The school was proud and privileged to be asked to take part in this commemorative event. Mrs C. …

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First Aid

On Friday 19th October the children undertook a First Aid training delivered by Jill Crooks from Blithfield Safety Training ltd. The morning sessions involved the EYFS and year 1 children learning how to contact 999 and what information to give, ie: the address of where they are; recovery position, bandaging and slings. Jill also talked …

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On Sunday 7th October the children joined the community for the church Harvest Festival service.  They  participated in a poem called ‘This is the World that God made’, sang ‘Share the Light of Jesus’ and ‘I, the Lord of Sea and Sky’, read  poems and prayers. This was followed by the traditional Pea and Pie supper …

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MacMillan & Community Lunch

MacMillan Coffee Morning- 28.9.18 Hartington C of E Primary School again hosted this event on behalf of Bell Kerr  a member of the Community of Hartington. It was an amazing success raising £288.35. The children led the way, pricing the cakes and other items and then undertaking the sale of Raffle tickets as well as …

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Peace’s Visit to school

Wednesday 26th September 2018 Mrs Broomhead MBE and Peace enjoyed lunch with the children, before going to view the magnificent pumpkin which the children had grown. Peace then helped prepare the hockey equipment ready for a competition the following day.   As afternoon school started we all sat with the children while Peace updated the …

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PTA Car Treasure Hunt

Click link below to see further details CAR TREASURE HUNT After a horrendous weather forecast and almost cancelling the event the sun shone for the PTA treasure Hunt. The event was very well supported with a total of 27 cars, all enjoying a cruise through the secret beauty spots of the Peak District. Some enjoying …

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