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Why a focus on STEM?

  • We offer a high quality STEM curriculum that inspires children and prepares them for work in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths industries.
  • Children can synthesise knowledge in order to think critically about the world around them and solve problems that are yet to be discovered.
  • In Hartlepool, we have some of the world’s leading petrochemical and engineering firms on our doorstep. We even have our own nuclear power plant.

Links with Industry and FE

Every child at Hart will have the chance to visit the nuclear power station during their time with us.

In 2019, all Upper KS2 pupils attended:

  • a career fair attended by major petrochemical employers, universities, NHS, biomedical engineering firms, renewable energy firms and representatives from the automotive industry.
  • Hartlepool FE college to explore their health, aeronautical engineering and mechanics departments

Why is this important?

Labour Market Information (2018 data)

Manufacturing (including engineering solutions) 12.18.1
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply 2.80.5
Water supply; sewerage,  waste management and remediation activities 1.60.7
Construction 64.7

Guest Speakers

Here are some of the people we have heard from through web chats, STEM lectures or visits to school.

Engineers from Durham University have worked with our pupils to develop their understanding of renewable energy.


In 2018-19, every child in KS2 at Hart took part in at least one off-site STEM day delivered by secondary specialists and industry leaders.

We are proud to announce that St Peter’s Elwick Church of England Primary School has been named as the Lead School for the Ogden Trust Science Partnership in Hartlepool. Working alongside Hart Primary School and with several other schools in the town – both secondary and primary- the partnership aims to develop the teaching and learning of Science, particularly Physics, through sharing best practice and supporting transition of pupils from primary to secondary and beyond. This partnership will form a key part in sharing our commitment to STEM achievement and aspirations with our wider community.

Our Values and Ethos

We have a set of school values that were devised in conjunction with our Governors, pupils, parents and staff

Friendship & Trust

Always our Best



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