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World's Biggest Coffee Morning

World's Biggest Coffee Morning

On Thursday 24th September and Friday the 25th of September 2015 Eckington School took part in the 'World's Biggest Coffee Morning' to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

We raised a fantastic £236.82 from selling cakes and raffle tickets. Thank you to everyone who supported this very worthy cause.

A special thank you to those who helped to co-ordinate the event.

Tilly Simpson: Outstanding 800m Athlete

U15 800m Champion Tilly Simpson

Congratulations to Tilly Simpson in year 10 on her recent sporting achievements. This year, Tilly (who runs for the Hallamshire Harriers and trains at Woodbourn Road and EIS) has won national championships and rewrote records that have stood for almost 30 years.

She has competed this year in the under 15 age group and started the year with a strong cross country season where she became the Derbyshire Schools, Yorkshire County and North of England champion. Tilly then went on to win a bronze medal at the national championships, and win a bronze medal while representing Yorkshire at the national inter-counties match. These performances earned Tilly her spot on the England team where she won a silver medal running against the best runners from Scottish, Welsh and Irish schools.

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  • Boat trips aboard Narrowboat 'Madeline'

    Eckington School's Narrowboat'Madeline'

    Trips on Eckington School's Narrowboat 'Madeline' take place on Saturdays until October 2015.

    Christmas specials will also be running throughout the festive season.

    For more details, please see Chesterfield Canal Trust website.

    GCSE students on results day 2015

    GCSE Results 2015

    Eckington School's Headteacher Patrick Cummings congratulated Year 11 students on some outstanding performances at GCSE and thanked staff for their unswerving commitment.

    Overall, the school's 5 A*-C (including English and Mathematics) exceeded the national average, with strong scores in English in particular. A particular word of praise should go to our top performers:

  • Juliet Hayes (6 A*s, 5 As, 1 A at AS)
  • Harrie Tabor Hall (5 A*s, 5 As, 1B, 1 C at AS)
  • Amy Pugh (2A*s, 7 As, 2 Bs, 1 C at AS)
  • Neve Wilson (2 A*s, 1 A, 8 Bs, 1 D)
  • Courtney Hancock (1 A*, 8 As, 2 Bs)
  • Lucy Fish (3xA*s, 4 As, 3 Bs, 1 C)
  • Holly Senior (4 A*s, 3 As, 2 Bs, 2 Cs)
  • Olivia Stuart (1 A*, 8 As, 3 Bs, 1 D at AS)
  • Charlotte Joyce (2 A*s, 4 As, 4 Bs, 1 C)
  • Callum Suttle (7 As, 4 Bs)
  • Ellie Curtis (3 A*s, 7 As)
  • Lauren Hill (4 A*s, 5 As, 1 B)
  • Katy Moyes (5 As, 6 Bs)

  • A-level students on results day 2015

    A Level Results 2015

    Eckington School's Headteacher, Patrick Cummings congratulated the A level cohort of students on producing the school's best ever A level results.

    He said, Our attainment has been rising steadily for the last five years. However, our A level results today show a significant leap compared to last year's. Our confident hope is that almost all of our students who wish to go to university will receive a place at the university of their choice.

    All students and staff have worked very hard to produce these good outcomes. A particular well done should go to the following:

  • Daniella Dunn (3As and 1 A*)
  • Hailey Pun (A*, A, B)
  • Alice Connelly (A*, B, B)
  • Meghann Crofts (A, A, B)
  • Luke Holden (A, A, B)
  • Georgia Murray (A, A, B)
  • Emily Rhodes (A, A, B)
  • Ruby Cunningham (A*, B, C)
  • Alex Jackson (A*, B, C)
  • Brooke Woolley (A, B, B)
  • Sarah Kesteven (A, B, B)

  • Alumni News

    Calli Thackery

    Congratulations to one of our former students, Calli Thackery. Calli is completing her degree course at New Mexico University in Albuquerque, USA.

    Calli competed for Great Britain in July over 5000 metres in Estonia in the European u23 athletics championships.

    Calli, now 22, finished a very creditable 5th just outside her personal best in a time of 15.47.

    France, Belgium and Russia carved out three national records, winning gold, silver and bronze medals in an impressive field.

    Congratulations to another one of our former students, Anna Cookson who completed her education degree at London University in July. Anna achieved a first class honours and has taken up a teaching post in London. We wish her the very best in her new career.

    First Class Honours for Former Student! Eckington School wishes to congratulate former pupil, Robert Bentley who will graduate in July with a First Class Honours in History from The University of Nottingham.

    Robert will go on to study a Masters in International Business at The University of Nottingham. Well done Robert - what a fantastic result!

    Jack Hallam

    Sixth Form student stars in Sheffield Show

    A young actor from Killamarsh took to the stage at the Crucible studio in Sheffield.

    Jack Hallam, a sixth form student at Eckington School, appeared in The Denys Edward Players adaption of David Copperfield in the title role.

    Jack said "I was thrilled to hear I will be playing the role of David, it is such an opportunity - one that will help shape my Theatre Studies."

    Year 8 Mandarin students

    Y8 students make the grade in Mandarin

    We are delighted to announce that 39 Y8 students have recently passed the YCT Level 1 test in Mandarin. Whilst all the candidates did well, Georgia Davies and Amy Jones achieved 193 and 195 marks respectively, out of 200, whilst Abbie Thompson excelled with full marks of 200!

    Any student who took the test will have the opportuity to continue their Chinese studies in extra-curricular classes during Y9. Congratulations to all of the students.

    Derbyshire Reading Challenge

    Team Little Women

    Team 'Little Women' competed in the Derbyshire Reading Challenge 2015 at Tupton Hall School in June.

    The Year 7 girls did well to compete against experienced and well-prepared competitors, beating 5 other teams on their first visit. Watch this space - they will be back next year with their eyes on the prize!

    Sixth Form Bursary Fund 2015-2016

    Are you going to be a Sixth Form student from September at Eckington School?

    You may be eligible for a bursary fund. To apply, please complete the 16-19 Bursary Fund Form .

    Please submit your application to the School Business Manager via the Finance Office.

    You can also follow Sixth Form on Twitter: @eckington6

    Students taking part in the School Election

    British Values at Work: Democracy

    To coincide with the General Election on May 7th, Eckington School held its own election asking students who they would vote for if they were allowed to vote. Students had to register to vote and were issued with polling cards, just like the real thing.

    In the weeks leading up to the General Election, the prospective party candidates were invited to speak with our Sixth Form. They outlined their party manifestos and engaged our Sixth Form on a variety of issues often through lively debate.

    Sixth form students held their own hustings and outlined key priorities for each political party in special assembles for all year groups. There were many conversations in school about who was voting for who, and hopefully some at home too.

    On election day over 550 students voted in the Library which had set up its very own polling station just for the day. It was an excellent turn out and the station was kept busy from our first voter at 8.10am until the last ones at 3.30pm. Break and lunchtime were extremely busy with students having to queue so that they could get their voting slip and make their mark.

    The count was especially close with a hung parliament announced. With no one party receiving an overall majority, it was agreed that the Labour Party, the Green Party and the United Kingdom Independence Party would form a coalition. It was great to see so many students interested in the election and taking part in the democratic process.

    Y12 geography students

    Sneaton Castle Trip

    Year 12 Geography students recently visited the Holderness Coast between Spurn Point and Bridlington, before travelling north to stay in a castle in Whitby! On the Holderness coast students were able to see first-hand the consequences of rapid coastal erosion on Europes' fastest eroding coastline.

    Students also visited Mappleton, Hornsea and Skipsea which lie on glacial till (boulder clay) geology, a sediment deposited by retreating ice around 14,000 years ago at the end of the last ice age. There are many examples on this coast of abandoned villages, roads and other services that have been destroyed and of coastal management strategies that have been employed to protect the cliffs.

    Further up the coast the students visited some sites near Whitby, as well as Robin Hood's Bay and Scarborough to evaluate the success of a further range of coastal management strategies.

    Students also visited some important river sites in the region, including the famous Malyan Spout Waterfall, as well as observing a number of flucio-glacial geological phenomena again related to the end of the last ice age.

    Y8 students with their project

    Sixth Form students receive arts prize from Renishaw Hall

    Three students from Eckington Sixth Form were delighted to receive an award for their commitment to the Arts from Renishaw Hall's archivist, Christine Beevers at their leaving celebration in the school's sixth form centre.

    The awards, totalling £1000, are intended to enable the students to pursue their artistic interests and to encourage them to study at a higher level after leaving school. The literature award went to Fern Deffley, and the fine art award was shared between Alice Connolly and Ruby Cunningham.

    After giving out the prizes, Ms. Beevers gave a short talk, in which she outlined the Sitwell family's long-standing support for the Arts at local, national and international levels. Chris Wright, head of sixth form, expressed the school's gratitude at being able to celebrate students' creativity in such a tangible way.

    Y8 students with their project

    Chain Reaction National Conference

    Seventeen intrepid scientists from Year 8 recently took part in the "Express Yourself" conference held at Sheffield Hallam University.

    Two groups of students presented their investigative work, one on the comparison of volcanoes on Earth and Mars, the other on the Big Band Theory.

    The presenters explained their experimentation to hundreds of school pupils, university students and lecturers. The rest of the Year 8 team displayed their findings on posters and the audience asked questions about their studies.

    The judges thought the presentations were excellent, particularly as they were Year 8 students competing against Year 10 students, but when the marks were added up the Volcano presentation was found to be 0.4 of a mark away from the top spot. A trophy for the runners up position is being displayed in school before being shown to parents.

    Eckington School Narrowboat Launch

    Narrowboat Project

    Eckington School's Narrowboat was officially named "Madeline" on Sunday, 28th September 2014. Madeline was first launched into Staveley Town Basin on Thursday 26th June 2014. From the first moment, she was the centre of attention on the water. A variety of students and staff have already enjoyed their travels on the Chesterfield Canal.

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    • 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."

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      Parent View

      Parent View gives you the chance to tell us what you think about Eckington School.

      Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of our school, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. OFSTED uses the information you provide when making decisions about which schools to inspect, and when. A screencast demonstrating how to register and complete a survey on Parent View is available on the How to use Parent View page. By sharing your views, youll be helping our school to improve. You will also be able to see what other parents have said about Eckington School. Or, if you want to, view the results for any school in England. (adapted from the Parent View website)

      Google apps for Eckington School

      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. Sign in here.

      Last updated: Tuesday, October 06, 2015Print the Eckington School Welcome to Eckington School page

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