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Hope Valley College




Hope Valley College is a comprehensive secondary, situated in the village of Hope in the Peak District. With our highly inclusive ethos, we attract students from across north Derbyshire. Our school is at the heart of the local community, about 11 miles from the city of Sheffield.

We have over 570 students, with a small number within a Post-16 Pathways, area-wide provision comprising mainly foundation learning programmes (incorporating work experience and life skills) for young people with specific learning difficulties or special educational needs. 

Our stunning countryside location means we can offer a wide range of outdoor activities, including our on-site bike trail and numerous local trips. 

On 1 September the school joined Chorus Education Trust.


Leadership Team

Principal: Mrs Gaynor Jones

See the full leadership team here.

Local Governing Body

Chair: Dave Butcher

See the full Local Governing Body

Hope Valley College joined Chorus Education Trust on 1 September 2019. Governance was initially undertaken by a Transition Board of Governors, appointed by the Chorus Board of Trustees. These arrangements were a response to the judgements from the 2017 Ofsted Report to ‘improve the skills, knowledge and understanding of the governing body so that it is better able to hold leaders to account’. The function of the Transition Board was to set in place leadership and governance which will result in a judgement of Good or Outstanding.

A new Local Governing Body was then recruited and took over from 1 September 2020.

Admissions into Year 7

The admission criteria for Hope Valley College has remained unchanged and still follows the Local Authority’s procedure. 

Information about the Local Authority's Admissions policy is available here.

If you are interested in transferring to Hope Valley College from another secondary school please contact the Admissions Department of Derbyshire Local Authority here.

You can find more information about joining Hope Valley College here.


Contact details

Hope Valley College
Castleton Road
S33 6SB

Tel 01433 620555