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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.  

Mrs Rachel Parry, BA (Hons) QTS, Headteacher.

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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 


A fully inclusive school 

Stunning setting 

Many extracurricular activities 

Before-school and after-school care facilities 


Breakfast club 

Experienced, skilled and enthusiastic staff 


Hague Bar Primary School Staff


Mrs Parry
Acting Headteacher & SENCO

SENCO contact:

Mr Arnfield
Site Manager & Cleaner


Mrs Brook
Teaching Assistant

Mrs Coles-Leach
Teaching Assistant

Mrs Cowell
Teaching Assistant & Governor


Miss Flynn
Teacher EY & KS1


Mrs Garside
Teacher EY & KS1

Miss Lucas
Teacher KS2 & Governor 

Ms Moore
Teacher KS2

Mrs Prophet
Teaching Assistant


Mrs Railton
Nurture, Bursar & Lead Mid-Day

Mrs Turnbull
Teaching Assistant

Mrs Wagstaff 
Office Manager & Sport Leader

Mrs Wright
Lead Nurture Practitioner








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.


Julie Sutton*

Chair of Governors / Co-opted

Office Term: 30.9.2015-30.9.2019


Grace Arthur

Parent Governor

Office Term: 27.9.2017-26.9.2021



Sarah Butterworth

Co-opted Governor

Office Term: 17.1.2017-16.1.2021


Jackie Cowell

Staff / Co-opted Governor

Office Term: 20.1.2016-19.1.2020


Mikala Dawson

Parent Governor

Office Term: 27.9.2017-26.9.2021


Janet Frost

Clerk to Governors

Appointed: September 2019



Janet Hill

SEN / Co-opted Governor

Office Term: 17.3.2019-16.3.2023


Natalie Kennedy

Associate Governor

Office Term: 2.4.2019-1.4.2023


Rachel Parry

Acting Headteacher

Office Term: 4.9.2017-3.9.2021


Dan Riley 

Parent Governor

Office Term: 5.12.2018-4.12.2022



Sarah Burrard-Lucas

Teaching Staff Governor

Office Term: 27.9.2019-26.9.2023










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 Values 

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

Respecting Others 
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.  Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Rachel Parry and her Deputy is Ms Louise Moore.  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 begun discussions with The True Learning Partnership: parents have been, and will continue to be, consulted and updated.  Leaders and Governors of Hague Bar Primary School are seeking 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 'Art is...'.   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.




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Term Dates & INSET Days

Year 2019-2020

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

Thursday September 5th 2019 to Thursday October 24th 2019

Half term

Monday November 4th 2019 to Friday December 20th 2019 

Christmas Holidays

Monday January 6th 2020 to Friday February 14th 2020

Half term

Monday February 24th 2020 to Friday April 3rd 2020

Easter Holidays

Monday April 20th 2020 to Friday May 22nd 2020 (please note that the May Bank Holiday is Friday May 8th)

Half term

Monday June 1st 2020 to Friday July 17th 2020

Summer Holidays

INSET Days 2019-2020: 

Tuesday September 3rd 2019, Wednesday September 4th 2019, Friday October 25th 2019,

Monday July 20th 2020 and Tuesday July 21st 2020.



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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