Sports Day 2014
Students and staff alike enjoyed beautiful weather last Thursday (17th July 2014), as Ennis-Hill house won the day. Congratulations!
Further pictures will be published in the near future.
Results Days (A-level, GCSE)
Candidates are invited to arrive at school as follows:
- A-level (6th Form Common Room): Thurs, 14th August, 7am - 11am
- GCSE (Main School Hall): Thurs, 21st August, 9am - 12pm (approx.)
After the above times, candidates are invited to collect results certificates from Mrs Hayes in the Exams Office.
New Hope Food Bank
Eckington School recently collected a huge amount of food to donate to the New Hope Food Bank at Killamarsh.
The Food Bank provides emergency food to individuals and families who are in short-term crisis, to help them during their time of need, and also works to help people who find themselves in difficult situations by directing them to relevant help and support agencies.
Well done to everyone involved in the donating, collecting and distributing of food to this very worthy cause.
From Januray - April 2014, Newbold Community School will be hosting a series of occupational workshops.
These Workshops will provide information about the different jobs that exist in different occupational sectors, what these jobs entail, what qualifications may be needed and how to enter these occupational areas. This is a great opportunity for young people to speak to people from real companies for real advice and answers.
For more information about when each workshop will be held, please view the official flyer by clicking the link below:
Narrowboat Project Update
In September 2011 ABC Boats built the frame of a canal narrow boat from our specifications. In October that same year the boat was craned into school and a Boat Club was formed to work on making her sea-worthy.
Two years later and the Boat Club have made phenomenal progress and the boat is expected to officially launch later this year.
- Click here to see pictures and read the latest project update...
- Click here to see the archive of Narrowboat Project updates...
GCSE Results 2013
On behalf of staff and governors, Eckington School's headteacher, Patrick Cummings, offered warm congratulations to Year 11 students on some target-bursting GCSE results. The school's 5 A*-C score at 94% and A*-C score in Mathematics at 79% were the best on record.
Although the 5 A*-C including English and Mathematics score dipped slightly to 59%, this score was exactly the school's aspirational target.
A Level Results 2013
Following the publication of the A Level results 2013, Eckington School s Headteacher, Mr. Cummings, congratulated the entire cohort of Year 13 students on their terrific achievements, which have contributed to the school s four year trend of strong improvement at A level.
Mr Cummings expressed his pride on behalf of governors and staff, saying, Not only have our students achieved very well at A level, they have also developed into outstanding young adults. We wish them the very best for the future, be that in higher education or employment.
What OFSTED says about Eckington School:
In November 2011, our school was inspected by OFSTED. The outcome of the inspection was inspiring with the report stating that "Eckington School is a good school that is continuing to improve." The inspectors were clear that Eckington School has "Good teaching" and "Outstanding care, guidance and support."
Charity Non-Uniform Day
The whole school recently took part in a non-uniform day to raise money for Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice in Sheffield.
The event raised a fantastic £1019.71! A huge well done to everyone that took part!
If you would like more information about Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice Click Here.
The next Non-Uniform day will be held on November 22nd and all money raised will go to Children in Need.
Confucius Classroom Opens
Eckington School's Confucius Classroom was officially opened at a ceremony on July 2nd.
The classroom, situated in the Modern Languages block, will be a base for the teaching of Mandarin Chinese to a range of students at Eckington School, to our primary feeder schools and to the local community.
Click here to see pictures and read more about the Confucius Classroom...
Rock School 2013
This year, more than 20 bands from schools all over Derbyshire attended a Rock School where they were taught how to write and perform their own songs. After a six week course the bands then performed for parents and friends at Heritage School.
One of the groups from Eckington School, named "One Star Sky," was also chosen as one of the 20 bands to perform to an audience of over 2,000 at the Celebration Concert at The Assembly Rooms in Derby on April 28th, which also showcased ensembles from the delivery partners of the Derbyshire Music Education Hub. They performed alongside Derbyshire City and County Youth Wind Band, Combined String Ensemble, South East Derbyshire Music Center Recorder Consort, St Andrews School Steel Pan Ensemble, Young Voices and Very Young Voices from primary and infant schools in Derbyshire. One Star Sky performed brilliantly and got the VIP treatment all day, including even their own dressing room!
Well done to the band members Dan, April, Emily and Georgia!
Eckington School has recently taken part in an anti-bullying project called "I Am Not Scared", in collaboration with hundreds of other schools across Europe.
We have written a case study of how we deal with bullying incidents and have offered advice to other schools on different approaches they could have taken. If you are interested in seeing the similarities and differences in how bullying is tackled across the continent then you can read the case studies on the following website:
Is 93% Attendance Good Enough?
Normally, a mark of 93% in a test or examination would be considered very good. Excellent, even. However, in attendance, it means missing just over one day every three weeks...
Click here to read the rest of this article about attendance...
Google apps for Eckington School
At Eckington School we try to use the most suitable technology to enhance teaching and learning. Some of our classes are using Google apps, which allows students to collaborate on their work and support each other in their learning. Learn more.