Part of the Learning in Harmony Trust

"In the Learning in Harmony Trust, we work in harmony to achieve excellence for all. We live and breathe our values and focus on doing things the right way, providing the perfect environment for all our children to flourish and succeed. And with a diverse range of schools in two contrasting locations, we offer a unique opportunity for professionals looking for a challenging and rewarding career in a supportive, creative and forward-thinking environment."
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Hartley Primary School

Educational visits

You should try hard things in life because you might not have the chance again. - Year 6 pupil

I found it hard to spend time away from my family but in the end, it was a really good experience and I would do it again.  -Year 5 pupil


At Hartley, we are proud of the educational visits we offer our pupils. We value these experiences highly and see them as important opportunities for the children to develop skills outside of the classroom in environments and activities that they might not otherwise encounter.

As we are so passionate about the children taking part, we try to subsidise visits or apply for grants and bursaries where possible. We also ensure that payments can be spread over the academic year so parents can pay in instalments via Parentmail if they wish.

Year 6 residentials

  • February 2022-23 - Fair Play House, Essex
  • October 2023-24 - Ringsfield Hall, Suffolk


 In 2022-23, our pupils travelled 606 miles in total. Visits included:

  • City farms and a working farm in Broxsted
  • A range of places of worship
  • Many sport competitions, local and in Essex
  • Skyscrapers such as The Shard and Leadenhall Building
  • Local parks, royal parks and parks surrounding London such as Richmond Park
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Westminster
  • Stratford theatre

See below for a selection of photos from our travels!

Educational visits