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Hague Bar Primary school

Welcome to Hague Bar Primary School: a small school with a big heart!

Here at Hague Bar Primary School, we have worked hard to develop a school which provides an excellent education by helping each child to achieve her or his full potential. Our skilled staff foster a happy and caring atmosphere, where children can succeed through our personalised learning process, ensuring no child is left behind.  If you are looking for a nurturing primary school in New Mills, Derbyshire, please get in touch to arrange an appointment to view our happy, homely and high-achieving school.  

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A Little History About Our School 

The origins of Hague Bar Primary School stretch all the way back to 1854, with a school which was in existence at the Strines Print Works. That school closed on the 2nd of May 1879, and relocated to Hague Bar. The doors to the new school officially opened on the 5th of May 1879.

Hague Bar Primary School is just inside the Derbyshire border. It lies between the town of New Mills in Derbyshire and Strines in Cheshire. The school is situated on the edge of the countryside and enjoys stunning views of fields and distant hills.

Hague Bar Primary School has a highly successful academic record, an enterprising curriculum and a well-deserved reputation for exemplary behaviour amongst the pupils. Copies of Ofsted reports are available from the school office, here and online

We are proud of, and celebrate, the achievements of our children, both in and out of the classroom, and we are here to help your child make the most of their potential.

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Choose Hague Bar Primary School For...

A small, caring school with a big heart 

A high-quality, broad and balanced curriculum 


An inclusive school 

Stunning setting 

Many extracurricular activities 

Before-school and after-school care facilities 


Breakfast Club from 7.30am 

Experienced, skilled and enthusiastic staff 


Hague Bar Primary School Staff


Mr Nicklin
Acting Headteacher 

SENDCO contact:

Mr Arnfield
Site Manager & Cleaner


Mrs Brook
Teaching Assistant 

Mrs Cowell
Teaching Assistant & Governor

Miss Lowther
Teacher EY & KS1 

Mrs Ward
Teacher Y5&6, DDSL, Governor 


Mrs McLean                                    TAStay&Play, Mid Day

Mr Whibley
Teacher Y3&4 

Mrs Prophet
Teaching Assistant (4 days)


Rachel Monteath
Forest School (Thursdays)


Mrs Turnbull
Teaching Assistant (3 days)

Mrs Wagstaff 
Office Manager









Our Governors


The Governors have a responsibility for all aspects of school life.  At Hague Bar Primary School, the Governing Body meet regularly to plan strategically and work on specific school issues. You are welcome to volunteer to become a governor (to be ready for when we have a vacancy).  Please approach Mrs Parry, or an existing governor, to discuss this further.  We will be updating this information shortly with further details about our governors, their attendance and terms of office.  If you would like to read the minutes of our meetings please contact the office to arrange this.


Grace Arthur

Parent Governor

Office Term: 27.9.2017-26.9.2021


Sarah Ward

Teaching Staff Governor

Office Term: 27.9.2019-26.9.2023


Jackie Cowell

Staff / Co-opted Governor

Office Term: 20.1.2016-19.1.2022

Mikala Dawson

Co-opted Governor

Office Term: 27.9.2017-26.9.2022

Maria Drumer

Co-opted Governor

Office Term: 1.3.2020-28.2.2024

Jessica Finch

Parent Governor

Office Term:1.3.2020-28.2.2024

Lesley Kincey

Co-Chair of Governors

Office Term: 21.6.2021 - 20.6.2022



Julie Sutton

Co-Chair of Governors

Office Term: 21.6.2021- 20.6.2022









If you would like to find out more about Hague Bar Primary School, please don’t hesitate to get in touch to arrange an appointment to visit our school in Derbyshire.

*The address for our Chair of Governors is available upon request.





Our Vision & Values 

At Hague Bar Primary School in Derbyshire, we believe in:

Respecting Others 
Outdoor Learning 
Individual Responsibility 
Working Together 
Recognising Everyone’s Achievements Through Inclusion For All 




This has many meanings: looking after your children at playtime; keeping your children safe online; ensuring our building is in good order; risk-assessing off-site activities; or taking action to prevent a threat. Every single member of Hague Bar Primary School staff has been trained to deal with these and other circumstances.  Our robust Governing Body ensure upkeep of current policies and that they are actioned day to day.  The Trust's Safeguarding Co-ordinator is Catherine Holyland and her Deputy on site is Mrs Sarah Ward. They are always available to hear any concerns regarding a child's physical, mental or social well-being.  

If you suspect abuse please use this direct link ... 
Our dedicated Safeguarding email address is:



As a staff, we regularly collaborate with The Peak Edge Group of Schools to ensure a thorough and current examination of our delivery of teaching and learning.  More recently, we have voluntarily academised with The True Learning Partnership.  Leaders and Governors of Hague Bar Primary School seek the very best future for our children.


Sports at Hague Bar Primary School 

Hague Bar Primary School has a well-deserved reputation for sport participation and achievement.  We deliver sport to all our children with our partners UKSports who are specialist sports teachers.  Dance and Drama are delivered to our younger junior children via more specialists called Take Part in the Art.   Children of all ages are involved in local sports competitions at varying levels.  Every child is encouraged to participate and the children take pride in producing match or competition reports, which are read out in assembly.  Additionally, we take our older KS2 children swimming weekly, and to Whitehall Outdoor Education Facilty every six weeks, to experience a wide variety of activities: abseiling, canoeing, caving, kayaking, orienteering, mountain biking and stream scrambling.  Our older children also venture on a 3 day residential to Lea Green, Derbyshire.


 early help offer

Early Help 

The Family Support Team, who work across other local primary and senior schools, is committed to providing support to ensure all children in the local area get the best start in life.  We understand that family life can be difficult at times and our aim is to offer support to families within the community with children from primary through to secondary school in order to provide continuity with their outcomes.

Hague Bar Primary School want to ensure that parents and carers have access to support and advice that will help them in their parenting role so that their children can grow up to achieve positive outcomes. We and the Family Support Team aim to work with families in and open, honest, yet constructive way. 


We can offer a range of services for parents/carers and children/young people in order to maximise outcomes for families.

These include:

  • Parenting support – in the home and through school
  • Signposting to other services
  • Teenage support and guidance
  • Managing behaviour and building family relationships
  • Supporting attendance concerns
  • Self-esteem and anxiety support
  • Early Help Assessments including parent carer toolkit
  • 1-1 to support within families
  • Connecting communication between services to get the best outcomes for the family and young person as an advocate to achieving successful outcomes

How these services will be provided:

This is provided through an Early Help Assessment which can be completed within school or within the family home or if preferred at an alternative setting.
Workshops will be provided to support specific needs in response to what is required in the area. This will include emotional resilience and parenting support.
Targeted work through schools within focused group work.

If you feel your family may benefit from our service please contact your class teacher to discuss further and they can support you with making a referral.

Further support may be found on the following websites - Advice and Support for parents, carers and guardians as part of our commitment to working in partnership to keep children and young people safe. - committed to helping the most vulnerable children and young people in the UK break through injustice, deprivation and inequality.



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Term Dates & INSET Days

Year 2021-2022

School is open (from 8.40am) and closes (at 3.15pm) on the following dates:

Monday September 6th 2021 to Friday October 22nd 2021

Half term

Monday November 1st 2021 to Wednesday December 22nd 2021

Christmas Holidays

Monday January 10th 2022 to Friday February 18th 2022

Half term

Monday February 28th 2022 to Friday April 8th 2022

Easter Holidays

Monday April 25th 2022 to Friday May 27th 2022

Half term

Tuesday June 7th 2022 to Wednesday July 20th 2022

Summer Holidays

INSET Days 2021-2022 

Thursday September 2nd 2021, Friday September 3rd 2021, Thursday December 23rd 2021,

and Monday June 6th 2022 and Thursday July 21st 2022 and Friday July 22nd 2022.


INSET DAYS 2022-2023

To be arranged.




Hague Bar Primary School: your local school in New Mills, Derbyshire.

Have a Query?

Get in touch with Mrs Wagstaff, our Office Manager, and she will get back to you as soon as she can. 

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