New Mills School Business & Enterprise College

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
High Peak
SK22 4NR
England England
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

Coordinates: 53°22′01″N 1°59′49″W / 53.367°N 1.997°W / 53.367; -1.997

New Mills School Business & Enterprise College is an average sized comprehensive school, situated in the northwest of Derbyshire within in the Peak District.



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.


Grammar school

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.

Academic performance

GCSE Results (A* - C including Maths and English)

2008 = [42%] 2009 = [45%] 2010 = [62%]


New Mills Grammar School

New Mills Secondary School

Tallest Structures

1. New Mills School Lower Lightning Rod. (11.055m,36.269 ft)

External links

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