Our classes are Haddon/Hardwick (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2), Hartington (Years 3 & 4) and Hassop (Years 5 & 6). Being a small, dynamic school, with a fantastic adult to child ratio, means that the class organisation can fluctuate in order to meet the needs of the year groups concerned. We have five teaching areas, so that your child has the best environment in which to learn and study. Our assessment system is robust and regular, led by a consultant to the main education publishers on our teaching staff. Each child understands how they learn and how they can progress to the next step. Our 2019 KS2 SATs results surpassed the National Standard.
We believe that learning should not be restricted to indoors. At Hague Bar Primary School, we take our learning outside the classroom whenever we can, so the children can benefit from the beautiful Derbyshire surroundings. In particular, our enrichment activities take us on walks, orienteering, photographing and crafting from nature. Our EYFS/KS1 class has access to the outdoors at all times and in all weathers. During playtimes, children have daily access to the garden which also houses our colourful outdoor musical instruments.
We frequently celebrate all achievements big and small, whether occurring in school or not. Our children enjoy award assemblies, certificates, stickers and most importantly a smile and verbal praise. All children take part in the newly created annual PEGS Award, which encourages the fully rounded development of their character. Pupils at Hague Bar Primary School work on developing their skills in the following areas: physical, environmental, community, creative and leadership. We believe our Character Education not only builds towards a well-rounded child but also towards the adult they will become.
We support many special activities and charitable days. Recent events have included fundraising for 'our' African school in Neema (we call these Neema Days), anti-plastic campaigns, New Mills Duck Race, the New Mills Lantern Parade, MacMillan Coffee Morning, Children in Need, Jeans for Genes and Red Nose Day.
We have a Nurture Room where support is delivered to children on an individual needs basis. Every child will receive specific Nurture sessions during their time at Hague Bar Primary School, ranging from one session to several. Our specialist trained Nurture staff offer individualised activities: Lego Therapy, Nurture Work-shops and 1-1 sessions.