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House Champions 2014-2015

Congratulations to our House champions of 2014-2015 - Mandela House!

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 opportunity to continue their Chinese studies in extra-curricular classes during Y9. Congratulations to all of the students.

Jack Hallam

Sixth Form student stars in Sheffield Show

A young actor from Killamarsh takes centre stage at the Crucible studio in Sheffield in August.

Jack Hallam, a sixth form student at Eckington School, is appearing 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.

The play runs from 11th- 15th August with a 7.15pm start. For further details please visit the Sheffield Theatres website.

Summer Camp

We are looking forward to seeing some of our Year 6 students, who are starting in September, at our fun-packed Summer Camp starting w/c 10th August 2015.

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!

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!

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

Year 6 Taster Day

Eckington School Welcomes Year 6

We wish to extend a warm welcome to all Year 6 s and their families joining us in September 2015.

Students joined us for taster days from both feeder and non-feeder schools for a taste of life at Eckington School.

The children got to experience a range of lessons including science, maths, PE, ICT and design technology. See you soon Year 6!

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.

Poetry by Heart winner

Poetry by Heart

A competition that celebrates a love of poetry amongst students, Poetry by Heart, took place on Thursday 5th of January 2015. One of our A level literature students, Courteney Costall, bravely took part in this experience at The Showroom in Sheffield.

Courteney recited three beautiful poems from memory to an audience of around thirty people. She delivered them with confidence and emotion, and as a result of her brilliant performance, Courteney was awarded second place.

Courteney has kindly donated her prize, a selection of poetry books, to our school's English department. Congratulations Courteney!

Year 9 English students with author Bali Rai

Year 9 English students get creative in writing workshop

After the successful visit of Carnegie winning children's author Melvyn Burgess last year, Mr Andrews invited Bali Rai (author of 36 books, including GCSE text 'Rani and Sukh') to lead a creative writing workshop with a group of Y9 students.

The day was a great success; pupils very much enjoyed the freedom to 'let themselves go' and be creative.

Thanks to The Sitwell family for funding and watch this space for more great news.

Sixth Form student Georgia Murray

Georgia Murray wins place at Vanderbilt University

Sixth Form student Georgia Murray has won a place and a financial aid package to study at Vanderbilt University in America after participating in the Sutton Trust s US Programme run in partnership with the US-UK Fulbright Commission.

Georgia competed with 2,200 applicants to win one of 175 places on the programme and will be the first in her family to go to university, and is the first from Eckington School to apply to study in the USA. Well Done Georgia!

New Hope Food Bank

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.

GCSE students on results day 2014

GCSE Results 2014

The headteacher, Patrick Cummings, congratulated the large number of Eckington School students who did so well in their GCSE results. Amongst the highest attainers are those listed below:

  • Beth Rhodes (6 A*S, 5 As)
  • Joshua Mowbray (2 A*s, 6 As, 3 Bs)
  • Roma Patel (5 A*s, 5 As, 1 B)
  • Matthew Nutt (2A*s, 4 As, 4 Bs, 1 C)
  • Rachel Pack (4 As, 7 Bs)
  • Oliver Staples (2 A*s, 7 As, 1 C)
  • Thomas Mayos (2 A*s, 3 As, 4 Bs)
  • Ethan Johnson (5 As, 6 Bs)
  • Emma Hartley (3 A*s, 4 As, 2 Bs)
  • Hannah Sheldon (1 A*, 3 As, 5 Bs)
  • Jack Thickett (1 A*, 5 As, 1 B, 3 Cs)
  • Alexandra Hennessey (1 A*, 3 As, 5 Bs)

A-level students on results day 2014

A Level Results 2014

The Headteacher of Eckington School, Patrick Cummings, congratulated students on their excellent achievements at A level and AS level. The outcomes continue to rise year on year and once again, almost all of our students will gain entry to the university of their choice.

Some high attainers at A level were: William Goulden (A* history, A* mathematics, A English Literature); Thomas Thickett (A mathematics, B further mathematics, B chemistry, B physics); Jordan Walker (A* geography, A geology, B history).

At AS level some of our best performers include Daniella Dunn (A history, A English Language, A psychology, A English literature); Georgia Murray (A history, A English Language, A French, B English literature); Hailey Pun (A English language, A mathematics, C Law); Emily Rhodes (A geography, A history, B English language, B geology); Brooke Woolley (A product design, A sociology, B English literature, C geography).

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, you ll 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.

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