Lent Pause afternoon

February 20, 2024By Morag McNultyNews

This afternoon the children and staff went to St Giles’ Church for an afternoon focusing on the upcoming period of Lent. The afternoon focused on four main areas: · Listening – Lent is for hearing God · Lengthening – Preparing for Christian living · Letting go – A focus on Shrove Tuesday · Keeping going … Read More

A visit from Bemma Akyeampong

February 20, 2024By Morag McNultyNews

On Tuesday 30th of January 2024 Class 1 had a visit in school from an author we have worked with before, called Bemma Akyeampong. Bemma has previously visited the school for African dance workshops and during Covid we had the opportunity, via video call, for her to read to us her story of Ayuda’s messy … Read More

Doodlebug Class 1

February 7, 2024By Katie BartholomewNews

On Friday the 26th of January 2024 the school were visited by Ian Brealey from Doodlebug. He delivered a workshop to support the mental health and well being of the pupils and this was linked to The Growth Mindset. The workshop involved everyone, both children and adults, creating a picture of a cartoon character using … Read More

Creative writing week & Author visit

January 19, 2024By News

This week in school, children in class 1 have been joined by local author Linda Woodruffe. This is to support and help develop the children’s creative writing skills and work towards producing their own book with characters and setting imagined by themselves. The visit has been hugely successful and the children have approached the tasks … Read More

Community Lunch & Retirement of beloved member of staff

January 19, 2024By News, Uncategorized

During the final week of term, the children enjoyed a visit to the pantomime of Cinderella performed at the Opera House in Buxton. This is a tradition both pupils and staff enjoy and it was wonderful to see how animated they all were during the performance. Then later on the final day of the autumn … Read More


January 19, 2024By adminNews

On Friday the 12th of January we were joined in school by Mr and Mrs Briddon from MAST for collective worship. Along with the help of Nicky and Nora the puppets, they told the story of Baby Moses, from Exodus 1-4. As always the children enjoyed the interactive nature of the worship and joined in … Read More

Nativity 2023

January 19, 2024By News

  The annual School performance of the Nativity took place at St Giles’ Church in Hartington on Tuesday 12th December. The whole school took part in the production and worked extremely hard to ensure that lines were learnt and songs were perfect with dance moves to match, to deliver the wonderful rendition of this well-known … Read More

Children in Need 2023

December 19, 2023By Uncategorized

Friday 17th November was Children in Need day which the Children always take part in. This year, their request was to come to School in their pyjamas for a donation of £1. Katie Kitchen (the School Catering Supervisor) served Fish, Chips and Peas followed by a homemade Pudsey Biscuit which looked too good to eat, … Read More

Christmas Fayre 2023

December 19, 2023By News

As always, the school’s Parent, Teacher Association worked hard to organise then deliver a hugely successful event. I think it would be safe to say that everyone who attended either as a customer, seller or planner (and in some cases all three), had a marvellous day.   There was a flow of people throughout the … Read More

Learning to Map with the National Park Rangers

December 13, 2023By News

A member of the National Park Ranger Service was welcomed to the school on Thursday 23rd November to work with the school staff and children to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of how to make, read then follow a map. Children of all year groups accessed differentiated activities where they used a compass to … Read More