The school is entirely non-selective in its admissions procedures. Our PAN (planned admission number) currently stands at 150 per year group.

Students at primary school who may want to apply for a place at New Mills School  are offered a programme of events to facilitate a smooth transition to secondary school.

A Prospective Parents’ Evening will be held on Thursday 28th September 2023 for all interested Year 5 and 6 students and parents/carers. This is an opportunity to have a look around the school, meet the staff, meet some students and ask questions. Likewise, if parents of prospective students would like to see us on a ‘normal working day,’ then this can be arranged by telephoning Mr Peter Eckersley the Head’s PA and Office Manager.

Admissions are dealt with by Derbyshire County Council and we have adopted their Admissions Policy. To apply please visit their website. The school admits students with Education Health and Care Plans where New Mills School is the named provision. The closing date for applications for secondary places is 31 October 2023. Offer day is 1st March 2024.

We are happy to take ‘out of area’ students and liaise with the student's previous school to ensure a smooth transition. If a prospective student is in Year 6 we extend the programme outlined above where practical. If in older year groups, the prospective student and parents are invited into school to meet staff, tour the school and discuss any aspect of moving to New Mills School.

Please see our Transition page for further information

Parent Handbook - July 2021