Children's Classes

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.   

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The School Day

7.50am Breakfast Club*

8.40 Teacher on duty

8.50 School registration

10.30-10.45 Morning break with healthy tuck shop available for KS2

12.00/12.10 – 1.10 Lunch

2.20 – 2.30 Afternoon break for KS1

3.15 Home

3.15 - 5.30 Stay & Play Club* 

*Please book via the office/Mrs Prophet for Breakfast Club and via the office/Mrs McLean for Stay & Play Club. A small charge applies.
Other clubs may be available during the year - you will be notified of any clubs on offer.


KS2 SATS Results 2018/19

We are thrilled that 85% of our Year 6 children have achieved the 'expected standard or higher' across the three core learning areas of Reading, Writing and Maths in 2019.  This is approximately 12% higher than the National Average.  Further official data will be released by the DfE in 2019.  Well done Hague Bar children and all staff.  For more detail, click here.

Whole School Topic

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Occasionally a teacher may decide to alter this slightly, but coverage during the year will occur. For progression across the curriculum please follow these 3 links: EYFS, Curriculum & English.  

Learning to Read 

The phonics phases are taught across EYFS and KS1 (and Key Stage 2, if appropriate).  We mostly use the Jolly Phonics scheme.  This is a comprehensive programme, based on the proven, fun and muliti-sensory synthetic phonics method that gets children reading and writing from an early age. For further information please read here....  Our main reading scheme is Oxford Reading Tree. However, we supplement this with other schemes when needed.  Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are expected to share their book with a grown-up daily, both at school and at home.   Our lead English practitioner is Ms Moore and she can be contacted via the office:




For more information, or for any questions you have about our school in Derbyshire, please get in touch.


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


If you're interested in looking at our Ofsted reports, please click here