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GCSE Results 2017

GCSE results can be collected in school on Thursday 24th August 9am-11am in the Main School Hall.

Results must be collected in person. Unfortunately we are unable to give them out over the telephone or via email.

A Level Results 2017

A Level students on results day 2017

Eckington School's Headteacher, Patrick Cummings, commended his year 13 students on their A Level and BTEC examination results. As in previous years we expect that almost every student will gain the university place of their choice. Some of our high-flyers include:

  • Millie Haywood - Geography A*, Business A, Psychology B, Extended Project B
  • Lucy Salmon - English Language A*, English Literature A, History B
  • Phoebe Hopkinson - Business A, English Language B, Law B
  • Grace Lee - Art & Photography A*, English Language B, Textiles C
  • Among our students who followed vocational courses, mention should be made of Ellie Wake, Leah Robinson, Jessica Pidcock and Elise Allen, all of whom scored triple distinction star (the equivalent of three A grades at A Level) in the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care.

    Summer Holiday

    School closes for the summer holiday at 3:15pm on Friday 21st July 2017. We would like to wish all our students, parents and carers a restful holiday. School re-opens to students on Wednesday 6th September 2017 at 8:15am.

    Open Evening

    Open Evening

    New Caterers

    Chartwells Catering

    Chartwells have recently been awarded the contract to provide the catering services for our pupils at Eckington School from September 2017.

  • Chartwells Letter
  • Their contract includes investment in our services and the promotion of healthy, home made food.

    Regional manager Annie Lucas presented examples of their menus and food samples to our (new) Y7 pupils and parents/carers on two recent open evenings.

    Alumni News

    Congratulations to ex-student Joe Dean who has qualified for the British Golf Open!

    England national midfielder Millie Bright has been training hard in Valencia along with the rest of the Lionesses. Good Luck for UEFA Women's Euro 2017!

    Progress 8

    The summer series of GCSE examinations is now complete. Good Luck to all our students who sat their exams this summer. If you wish to find out more about progress 8 and the new mark scheme, please click on the Progress 8 presentation for more information.

    Eckington Election

    Eckington ElectionOver 350 students voted in our mock election on Thursday 8th June.

    The results are as follows:

  • Conservative - 18%
  • Green - 9%
  • Labour - 47%
  • Liberal Democrats - 5%
  • UKIP - 19%
  • 2% of ballot papers were spoiled.
  • Labour increased their share of the vote by 24% with UKIP polling 18% less than the last election in 2015.

    In 2015 the results called for an unlikely coalition, whereas the votes this year show a clear win for the Labour Party.

    Year 9 Chocolate by Design trip

    Eckington Students visit Chocolate by Design

    The Year 9 GCSE food group had a very enjoyable trip to Chocolate by Design in Chesterfield. The students took part in a workshop in which they learned about the science and history of chocolate as well as learning about the production of high quality chocolate products.

    During the workshop the students saw how some of the very exclusive and high quality chocolates are made (some of the students were able to help with the production of these!!) and they then had the opportunity to make their own chocolate designs. Of course throughout the morning there was a lot of tasting their chocolate creations!

    Y10 Students serve Restaurant Lunch

    Lamb Tagine

    The year 10 catering students put on a restaurant lunch for parents and teachers on 4th May 2017.

    Students served a two course menu which consisted of cottage pie with peas and carrots, caramelised onion and goats cheese tart served with lime, onion and rice salad and a tossed green salad and spicy warm Moroccan lamb tagine served with cous cous and rocket with a harrissa dressing.

    They made a range of home made desserts including black forest gateau, strawberry gateau, profiteroles with a chocolate sauce, lemon tart, fresh fruit salad and strawberry pavlova.

    The students worked incredibly hard and received lots of praise from the guests. It was a most enjoyable lunchtime.

    Year 10 Raising Achievement Evening

    Thank you to all parents/carers and students who attended the Y10 Raising Achievement Evening - it was a real success.

    Mr Brennin's Science presentation is available for download here. If you would like further information please contact p.brennin@eckington.derbyshire.sch.uk .

    Farewell Annette!

    Caretaker team

    Annette Smith has retired after 39 years of service! Annette joined as a kitchen assistant when Eckington School first opened in 1978.

    Annette moved to a caretaker role at the school eighteen months later, where she has been helping to keep our school grounds spotless ever since. We wish you every health and happiness in your retirement Annette!

    Derbyshire Schools Badminton Finals

    Badminton Team

    On Thursday 2nd February four students, Robyn S, Lauren S, Eden H and Emma R competed in the Derbyshire Schools KS3 Girls Badminton Final. They qualified for this final after previously winning the North East and Derbyshire Dales tournament in November 2016.

    The team successfully beat 3 schools to win their league and went on to the semi-final against Lady Manners. The girls were not overwhelmed by this and maintained their excellent form winning 4 out of their 5 matches and progressed on to the final. Here, they came up against Ockbrook School. There was a lot of pressure on the girls - if they won this round they would become Derbyshire Schools Champions and qualify for the regional finals.

    It was an exciting and tense match with both schools going into the final game having won 2 games each. It all went down to the final game. The girls battled so hard and never gave up just losing the last game 18-21 to become Derbyshire Schools KS3 Girls Badminton Silver medalists. I was very proud of them and the grit and determination they showed throughout.

    Well done girls what a great achievement! Mrs Clarke

    Opportunity to Study in China

    China Trip 2016

    As part of our promotion of the study of Chinese language and culture at Eckington School, we would like to draw your attention to an exciting scholarship opportunity for a four week, expenses paid trip to the Beijing Language and Culture University which runs during the school summer holiday.

    Successful students will take part in intensive language courses, as well as being taken on a variety of trips and excursions. In order to qualify for the scholarship, the student needs to have passed the HSK Level 3 test in Mandarin Chinese. You can prepare for this test by attending the after-school Chinese lessons which take place on Thursdays 3.25pm 4.30pm. Photo caption: "Eckington students visit the Forbidden City in October 2016."

    Derbyshire Cross Country Championships

    Derbyshire Cross Country Championships

    Year 7 students Ruby S and Summer L represented North East Derbyshire in the Derbyshire cross country championships on Saturday 21st January 2017. The girls were our best performers with Ruby finishing first and becoming the Derbyshire Schools Champion and Summer finishing close behind in fifth place. They also helped North East Derbyshire win the team competition for Y7 girls. it was fantastic to watch these two talented girls run. Congratulations Girls!

    Swim Star Alice

    Eckington School would like to congratulate Alice Thickett whose team won a gold medal in the 4 x 200 freestyle relay at the recent British Swimming Winter Nationals. Alice also came second in her age group in the 200m freestyle and third in her age group in the 100m freestyle.

    Alice has been selected to take part in the prestigious "Meeting Open Mediterranee" in Marseille, France, as part of the City of Sheffield Swim Squad. We would like to wish Alice the best of luck at this event.

    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

    There was an end of term entertainment involving staff and sixth form with a lively production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Tom Stoppard's play explores the back story of two characters from Shakespeare's Hamlet who spend time chatting, throwing coins and worrying about life whilst they wait to be involved in the action. The leads were taken by Mr Lewis and Mr Andrews with Olivia Ballington in the crucial role of Hamlet (dialogue supplied by Shakespeare!).

    The cast was rounded out by ITT students Mr Chatfield and Miss White whilst Post-16 Leader of Student Development Mr Wright stepped in for Mr Hughes who was on paternity leave. The sixth form cast which also included Georgia Jennings, Katie Andrews, Connor Green, Dan Holden, Charlotte Collins, Chloe Eastell, Liam Dunn, Steff Oliver-Smith had tremendous fun being players and pirates! Musical accompaniment was supplied by the talents of Andy Shelton whilst Mrs Johnson directed.

    New York November 2016

    New York Trip

    On the 19th November 2016, 17 very excited students and 3 equally excited staff embarked on an once-in-a-lifetime trip to New York City. For 5 days we fully immersed ourselves in the sights, sounds, food and culture of New York City. We visited most of the main tourist attractions - the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island as well as attending a range of bespoke educational visits which included a tour of the United Nations and the Tenement Museum.

    The trip was aimed at those students studying A-level Sociology, Psychology, History, Media and Film in the hope they would be able to use their experiences in their classroom studies; the experience however went beyond these academic boundaries and provided those that went with memories that will last a life time. We walked for miles, we laughed and we cried, we got lost, we learned, we experienced and we came home exhausted  an absolutely fantastic time was had by all. The students were an absolute credit to themselves and the school. Roll on New York 2017.

    Space Rocks at Eckington School

    Space Rocks Competition Winner

    The winner of the Space Rocks! Design a Planet competition was Oliver M from Killamarsh Junior School. Oliver's prize is a family ticket to the national Space Centre in Leicester.

    Mr Turner, Headteacher at Killamarsh Junior School presented Oliver with his prize on Tuesday 6th December. Well Done Oliver!

    Space Rocks

    On Thursday 18th November 2016 Eckington School held an exciting evening of Space exploration. Students and the local community flocked to the school to experience attractions such as the Virtual Reality Experience and the Pop-up Planetarium. Eckington students helped supervise activities on the night and the event uptake exceeded everyone's expectations.
    Read More.

    Read all about the event on the South East Sheffield News website.

    The Shakespeare Schools Festival

    On Monday 14th November, some students from years 8, 9 and 11 took part in The Shakespeare Schools Festival. They performed 'Romeo and Juliet' at the Montgomery Theatre in Sheffield.

    The students have been working hard on the performance since May this year and the performance was excellent. The feedback they received from the professional actors they worked with was fantastic and the show went down a storm! Many thanks and congratulations to all involved.

    Eco Friendly Eckington!

    Y8 Eco-friendly group

    A year 8 Recycling group have been working hard to make Eckington School more Eco friendly. They have set up a weekly collection of recyclable materials and have also got a new recycling bin for Main School Hall that's specifically for plastic bottles.

    They will also be having a crafts stall that will be selling festive gifts made by the group from recycled materials out side main school hall on December 16th and 19th at lunch time.

    Battle of the Somme re-enactment Year 10 Eckington School

    Battle of Somme Re-enactment

    On Tuesday 18th October year 10 students took part in a re-enactment of the Battle of the Somme. The re-enactment took place in the sports hall and involved the whole year group, and two very special guest speakers. Read More.

    Eckington School Study Trip to China October 2016

    China Trip

    A group of students from Eckington School spent the half term holiday developing their Mandarin language skills and enjoying the rich cultural heritage of China during a trip to Beijing and Shanghai.

    The students have been studying Chinese as an extra-curricular activity through the Confucius Classroom scheme operated by the school, in association with the Confucius Institute of Sheffield University. Read More

    Y12 Project: Dronfield Hall Barn

    Eckington School Post-16 Centre is delighted to be working with the Dronfield Heritage Trust to provide a unique enrichment opportunity for our Y12 students.

    Dronfield Barn

    Using original oak beams from the Fifteenth Century Dronfield Hall, a team of Eckington Post-16 students will be working with our Design Technology department and friends of Dronfield Hall Barn to create a scale model of the Medieval manor house.

    The students will be responsible for the entire project: from the design stage through to building the model. The finished model will then be exhibited at Eckington School, at Dronfield Hall Barn and eventually in Dronfields twin town of Sindelfingen, Germany. To find out more visit www.dronfieldhallbarn.org or return here for updates.

    Eckington Parish Council Logo competition winner


    Students from Eckington School have been designing a logo for the Parish Council. We are pleased to inform you that the winner is Georgia W. Pictured is the final logo based on Georgia's design which will be used by Eckington Parish Council.

    Having reviewed all the designs and entries from Eckington School students, it is the Council's recommendation that Georgia's logo has won the competition as it is the best fit for the all new Eckington Parish Council logo.

    It incorporates several themes which were prominent in several of the entry designs. It is a simple yet effective design that expresses the thoughts and pride of the parish of Eckington. We would like to congratulate Georgia on her winning entry.

    We would also like to congratulate the following students who are runner's up: Alysha M, Rachel T, Jess C, Thomas A, Masie H, Hannah W, Emily R, Thomas A (two entries, both of which were finalists), Katie D, Alisha L and Joe W.

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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)

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