Hartismere School

Est. 1451. An outstanding coeducational secondary school & sixth form college and England's first academy

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School Aims, Values and Ethos

School Aims

We want students to experience the best quality of teaching and learning. We want to help them to make a significant contribution to the Community.These are achieved within the context of a firm yet understanding and caring school environment.

Values and Ethos

Education has a very long history in Eye and the surrounding villages. The grammar school was founded in 1451 and there are indications of the presence of a School even before then. 

The school has occupied a number of locations but is now situated in a beautiful rural campus in the middle of the Suffolk Countryside. The modern school is a mixture of older and newer buildings which are low rise and set around a central garden where the pupils spend breaks and lunchtime. 

Hartismere retains a traditional but friendly ethos combining high academic standards and rich extra-curricular opportunities with a caring approach to young people. 

The school’s motto: ‘Discamus ut Serviamus’ suggests our core values and ethos. The children both ‘learn and serve’. They receive a superb academic education which is rounded out by opportunities to give to and to become ever more a part of our Community.