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Hartwell is located approximately mid-way between Northampton and Milton Keynes in South Northamptonshire.  The village itself has local facilities including Shop, School, Pub, Parish Church, Village Hall and adjoining playing fields.  Salcey Forest is approximately 1 mile away.  Access to junction 15(M1) is approximately 4 miles away.  Central Milton Keynes and Central Northampton are approximately 9 miles.

More modern boundary changes the township of Hartwell, part of the ancient parish of Roade occupied 1,570 acres towards the north-eastern corner of Cleley hundred. The township was roughly triangular in shape bounded on the south by the Buckinghamshire parish of Hanslope (and to a small extent by Grafton Regis), on the north-west by Ashton (another township of Roade), and on the northeast by Salcey Forest. The land rises from about 240 ft. above sea level in the south to 400 ft. near Salcey Forest. Boulder Clay covers most of the parish, apart from small outcrops of Oolitic Limestone south and east of the modern village.

 Hartwell house is one of the Stately Homes of England, just one hour from central London and Heathrow and Luton Airports, and two miles west of Aylesbury. Its most famous resident was Louis XVIII, exiled King of France, who lived there with is Court for five years. Situated in 90 acres of landscaped parkland, Hartwell House provides a country house setting, adding lustre to every social occasion.

Hartwell School


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Hartwell School is a Church
of England Primary School providing education for children from 4 to 11 years.

At Hartwell we challenge every child to strive for the highest standard of personal, social and intellectual development and to aim for excellence in all they do. We encourage children to have the confidence to explore and experiment as they work to develop their talents and achieve their full potential.

The excellence of our educational provision at Hartwell has been recognised through our last two Ofsted Inspections (June 2006 and September 2008) and through a history of high achievement at the National reporting ages Year 2 and Year 6.

Governors, Staff and Parents at the school are committed to providing a stimulating, caring and safe environment which encourages our children to become confident, to work hard within a supportive learning situation and to respond positively to challenge.

High moral values are at the heart of our provision. We develop trust, self-discipline, friendship, good manners and mutual respect for each other and the environment. Our Outstanding Ofsted report September 2008 said "the school's belief that "second best is not good enough" is reflected in all aspects of its work". The children, parents, staff and governors are united in their belief that we have a school to be proud of.

Mrs J Clancy

Village Church

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