Stack Lane, Hartley, Longfield, Kent DA3 8BL
10 reasons to choose Our Lady of Hartley Catholic Primary School
Our Lady of Hartley Catholic Primary School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 70. It is one of the best state primary schools in Longfield and one of the 3 best independent or state primaries within 5 miles.
Our Lady of Hartley Catholic Primary School is a state primary school for boys and girls (40%/60%) between the ages of 4 and 11 years. It is a Roman Catholic academy converter faith school. The school is one of the 24 members of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The school was also rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in its last (2013) inspection. Reception places are usually oversubscribed every year, on first preference.
Average class size
Our Lady of Hartley Catholic Primary School has one class per year, and an average class size of 30 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Our Lady of Hartley Catholic Primary School ranks in the top 11% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, the school achieves above average scores for pupil progress.
The Our Lady of Hartley Catholic Primary School curriculum
School curriculum emphasises Catholic social morality and also includes PSHE, French. Foundation subjects are taught thematically using a ‘Mantle of the Expert’ inquiry technique. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups and visiting speakers.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at Our Lady of Hartley Catholic Primary School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Our Lady of Hartley Catholic Primary School
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
School hours are from 8.50am to 3.20pm. Breakfast club from 7.30am and after school clubs may extend the day to 4.20pm.
Find another school near Our Lady of Hartley Catholic Primary School
Cobham Hall (6.4 miles); Gad’s Hill School (9.1 miles); Walthamstow Hall (10.8 miles).
Mayfield Grammar School, Gravesend (5.5 miles); Gravesend Grammar School (6.7 miles); Wilmington Grammar School for Boys (6.9 miles).