PEGs - Peak Edge Group of Schools
PEGs – Peak Edge Group of Schools

St Luke’s is part of the Peak Edge Group of Schools which is a formal collaboration of thirteen schools with the aim of improving education for the young people of the area. The 13 schools, within the New Mills and Glossop area, 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 have been a cluster (an informal collaborative group) for over 15 years across a number of areas from sport to shared resources. The original cluster has now adopted a more formal, memorandum of understanding and structure and holds regular meetings between key stakeholders (senior leaders, teaching staff, admin staff, governors).

As education constantly changes, close collaboration between schools becomes more important and sharing good practice is essential in order to positively influence the education of children in the wider community. St Luke’s is honoured to be part of such a positive and forward looking group and is passionate about sharing our good practice and learning better ways to work.

PEGS is extremely effective in delivering better outcomes for all through close collaboration and has been praised by DCC as a superb example of how schools should be working in partnership.

Our Vision

PEGS: our sharing, caring community; stronger together

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

PEG’s Priorities

This year the schools within the group have decided to work to improve:

  • Oracy from Nursery to GCSE
  • The Curriculum – how schools can support each other
  • Wellbeing

Find Out More

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

Formal Collaboration Memoranda of understanding review mar 16

PEGS Case History


Our Schools:

High Peak Kids Council

High Peak Kids Council

Our children are also involved in collaborative ways of working.  Each school elects two school councillors to form part of the HPKC.  This Council meets half-termly to work on community developments and fundraising initiatives, e.g. HPKC Summer Fair.

Take a look at their website by following this link: HPKC website