- New Mills School Business & Enterprise College
New Mills School Business & Enterprise College Motto Let Right Be Done Established 1912 Type Community school Headteacher Mr Jesse Elms Specialism Business and Enterprise Location Church Lane, New Mills
Local authority Derbyshire DfE number ???/4057 DfE URN 112936 Ofsted Reports Staff 59 Students 824 Gender Co-educational Ages 11–18 Former name New Mills Grammar School Website School Website
Its teachers include Jesse Elms who is head teacher and John Kuczaj deputy head teacher. The school teaches pupils from Year 7 to Year 13. The school was also given its title as Business and Enterprise College in 2005 and was renewed in 2009.
The schools main feeder primary schools are New Mills, Newtown, St Georges, Thornsett, Hayfield, Hague Bar and St Marys.
The school was opened in 1912 as the New Mills Grammar School and will be celebrating its 100th birthday in 2012. It had around 500 boys and girls in the early 1960s, then 600 by 1964, and 700 by 1969, with a sixth form of 200.
The grammar school merged with Spring Bank Secondary Modern School to become a comprehensive in September 1970 of 1,200 pupils, known as New Mills School. By 1990, it had around 900 pupils, and a sixth form of 150. The school was the only member of the Peak 11 Federation to open on February 3, 2009.
- Philip Vennis 1962-71 who died in 1999 (Principal from 1971-88 of Itchen College)
There are 21 Subjects at New Mills School by 59 teachers in 8 different buildings and 50 room which are rooms 5-19, Music 1-2, Language 1-4, Maths 1-6, Sixth Form 1-5, Drama 1-2, Art 1-3, the Gym, Workshop 1-2, Food 1-2, 8 Science labs and a Construction centre.
GCSE Results (A* - C including Maths and English)
2008 = [42%] 2009 = [45%] 2010 = [62%]
New Mills Grammar School
- Thomas Brimelow, Baron Brimelow CMG OBE, Ambassador to Poland from 1966-9
- Prof Reginald Coates, civil engineer
- Sir Martin Doughty, Chairman of Natural England 2006-, and of the Association of National Park Authorities from 1997-2001, and council leader from 1992-2001 of Derbyshire County Council
- Prof Geoffrey Gee CBE, Sir Samuel Hall Professor of Chemistry from 1955-77 at the University of Manchester, and President from 1969-71 of the Faraday Society
- Sir Brian Heap CBE, Master from 1996-2004 of St Edmund's College, Cambridge
- Prof John Hudson CBE GM, Professor of Horticultural Science at the University of Bristol and Director of the Long Ashton Research Station from 1967-75, and Professor of Horticulture from 1958-67 at the University of Nottingham
New Mills Secondary School
- Tess Daly, Television Presenter
1. New Mills School Lower Lightning Rod. (11.055m,36.269 ft)
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