Headteacher's Welcome

It is my pleasure, on behalf of the governors, staff and students, to welcome you to New Mills School; a place where a culture of high expectation, dedication and commitment ensures our students develop into well-rounded individuals with a love of learning and an enthusiasm for life.

Our knowledge-rich curriculum and highly-qualified staff enable all students, regardless of their starting points, to make the progress they need to develop both academically and personally. We stretch and challenge them to achieve their very best academically and in all aspects of school life.

We are committed to enrichening their personal development by developing their talents and interests in and out of the classroom by providing a wide range of pastoral and extra-curricular opportunities. Our Student Development Programme, based around the school’s five core values of respect, responsibility, resilience, resourcefulness and reflection, equips our students with the life skills needed to carry them beyond their school years as they go out into the world to make their contributions to society.

We are especially proud of the positive relationships between staff and students which extends to our excellent pastoral care and provision for our SEND students.

I encourage you to visit us during the working day – we would be delighted to welcome you so you can see for yourself the wonderful work which goes on every day. Please do contact the school to make an appointment.

Heather Watts