Hartismere School

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

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 At Hartismere our curriculum and wider work: 

In our work we develop the ‘building blocks of character’ (intellectual, moral, civic and performance virtues) necessary to help develop ‘flourishing individuals and society’. 

Intellectual virtues

Moral virtues

Civic virtues

Performance virtues

Character traits needed for right action and the pursuit of knowledge and understandingCharacter traits that enable us to act well in situations that require an ethical responseCharacter traits that are necessary for engaged, responsible citizenship, contributing to the common goodCharacter traits that have an instrumental value in enabling the intellectual, moral and civic virtues
autonomy, critical thinking, curiosity, judgement, reasoning, reflection, resourcefulnesscompassion, courage, gratitude, honesty, humility, integrity, justice, respectcitizenship, civility, community awareness, neighbourliness, service, volunteeringconfidence, determination, motivation, perseverance, resilience, teamwork

Flourishing individuals and society

These virtues are:


CEIAG (Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance) Including: Careers Fair - 14 March 2024 Careers Information for Parents Careers Information for Pupils Careers Information for Teachers Information for Employers Employer/Provider Encounter Form

Service & Leadership Including: National Citizenship Service (NCS) Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Pastoral Programme Including: Tutor Time (Life Lessons) House Weeks

SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural) Learning Including: National SMSC Quality Mark - Gold

Higher Education


In this section...


All Programmes of Study

Business and Media



Creative and Performing Arts

Sixth Form course information

Technology and Food Studies

Social Sciences

Computer Science

See also...

Operating Department Practitioner (ODP)

Careers & Futures Programme Feedback - Parents

Careers Fair - 14 March 2024

'Green' Careers that benefit the environment

Careers Information for Pupils

Tutor Time (Life Lessons)

Week beginning 5 June 2023: 'Life Lessons'

Week beginning 2 Oct 2023: 'Life Lessons'

Week beginning 6 Nov 2023: 'Life Lessons'

Ports & Logistics


Tennis courts hire

Week beginning 13 Mar 2023: 'Life Lessons'

Absence Request Form

Week beginning 6 Feb 2023: 'Life Lessons'

Week beginning 20 Mar 2023: 'Life Lessons'

Week beginning 5 Dec 2022: 'Life Lessons'

Hartismere Family Privacy Notice


Week beginning 19 Sep 2022: 'Life Lessons'

Leadership webinar


History and Old Hartisians

Summer 2024 Exam Arrangements

Cover Supervisor - PE Specialism

Cover Supervisor

Artificial intelligence and assessments

My Examinations

National Apprenticeship Week 2024

Year 5 Open afternoons


Parent Information Student Information Notices Staff Information Personal Development SMSC Leadership Pastoral Curriculum LMI Careersfair CIEAG Work Experience Education Degree Cultural Computer Science Policy House Wee Headmaster Sociology Study Apprenticeships Jobs Information Evening

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