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Peak Edge Group of Schools (PEGs)  

New Mills School  is part of the Peak Edge Group of Schools which is a formal collaboration that brings together twelve schools with the aim of improving educational opportunities for the young people of the area. The 12 schools, within a three-mile radius of each other, include a nursery school, a primary with a nursery, a secondary school, a Catholic school, a C of E school, an infant school, and numerous smaller primary schools.

The schools in and around New Mills formed a local cluster over 15 years ago and have a history of working well together across a number of areas from sport to shared resources. We have now entered a more ‘formal’ collaboration known as PEGS (Peak Edge Group of Schools).   
With the educational landscape currently changing more quickly than ever, PEGS will continue to look to the future and to its role in supporting systems leadership across this area of rural Derbyshire, in order to positively influence the education of children in the wider community.




The aims of PEGS are to:     
Build our capacity to raise standards of teaching and learning for all pupils in all our schools aged 3 -18 through:

  • offering high quality, inclusive and enriching learning experiences
  • creating a supportive, collaborative community that promotes professional development
  • driving improvement in all our schools, creating a strong culture of collective responsibility
  • using the economies of scale of PEGS to achieve cost effective services, including training and development and maximise use of resources

If you would like to find out more about the work of PEGS please follow the links below.

PEGS Case History
PEGS Development Plan
PEGs Structure

Buxworth Primary        
Combs Infants        
Furness Vale Primary        
Hague Bar Primary        
Hayfield Primary        
New Mills Nursery        
New Mills Primary        
New Mills Secondary        
Newtown Primary        
St George’s CofE Primary        
St Mary’s Catholic Primary        
Thornsett Primary

High Peak Kids Council "The Pupils Voice