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Thursday 20th October: Last day of term and Non-Uniform Day

Thursday 20th October is the last day of term for students, it is also a non-uniform day. For a donation of £1, students can where tasteful and modest clothing of their choice. The charity St Luke's Hospice will benefit from the money raised.

Post-16 Centre Applications

Interested in applying to join Eckington Post-16 Centre? To find out more visit our Prospectus Page or download the application form here.

Year 9 Raising Achievement Evening: Science

Missed our recent Raising Achievement Evening or simply want to know more about how to give your child a head start in Science? You can download the presentation by Mr Brennin here.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Macmillan Coffee Morning 2016

On Friday the 30th of September 2016 Eckington School took part in the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The event, which took place in the Staff Room, was a huge success.

Eckington staff showed off their baking skills in support of Macmillan by baking and decorating cakes, which were enjoyed by colleagues in exchange for a donation. A fundraising raffle also took place with a variety of prizes on offer.

A big thank you goes to administration staff, particularly Denise Dye and Jo Cliffe, for co-ordinating the event.

We raised a fantastic £210 for Macmillan cancer support. Thank you to everyone who supported this very worthy cause.

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. <\p>

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.

GCSE Results 2016

Eckington School's GCSE results day 2016 Eckington School's GCSE results day 2016

Eckington School's Headteacher, Patrick Cummings, congratulated the Year 11 on their GCSE success. The school's 5 A*-C (including English and mathematics) continues to stretch further beyond the national average. 66% of our young people scored good passes in English and mathematics. Among the highest attainers are the students listed below:

  • Daniel Burgess: (7 A*s, 3 As)
  • Liam Dunn: (4 A*s, 5 As, 1B)
  • Rachel Clayton: (5 A*s, 5 As)
  • Rachelle Batty: (6 A*s, 3 As)
  • Olivia Ballington: (4 A*s, 5 As)
  • Madeleine Widdowson:(5 A*s, 4 As)
  • Chloe Mallinder: (3 A*s, 4 As, 2 Bs)
  • Katy Staples: (2A*s, 6 As, 1 B)
  • Kate Hennessey: (4 A*s, 2 As, 4 Bs)
  • Evie Green: (1 A*, 7 As, 2 Bs)
  • Xavier Nicholson: (2 A*s, 5 As, 2 Bs)
  • Daisy Staples: (1 A*, 6 As, 2 Bs)
  • Adam Howsham: (1 A*, 4 As, 4 Bs, 1 C)

  • A Level Results 2016

    A-level students on results day 2016 A-level students on results day 2016

    Eckington School's Headteacher, Patrick Cummings, congratulated his Year 13 students on their terrific A level and Btec examination results. Students and their teachers have worked hard to improve on a 5 year improving trend in A level scores. As in previous years we expect that almost every student will gain the university place of their choice. Some of our high flyers this year include:-

    Emma Hartley History: A
    English Language: A
    English Literature: A*
    Hannah Scaife BTEC Health and Social Care: D* D* D*
    (equivalent to 3A*'s at A-Level)
    Channelle Rickett BTEC Health and Social Care: D* D D
    Roma Patel Psychology: A
    Mathematics: A
    Biology: A
    Chemistry: B
    Beth Rhodes Geography: A
    English Literature: A
    Psychology: B
    Extended Project: A
    Lewis Fretwell-Smith Mathematics: A
    Physics: A
    Chemistry: B
    Geology: B
    Josh Mowbray Mathematics: A*
    Further Mathematics:A
    Chemistry: B
    Paige Green Psychology: A*
    Biology: A
    Mathematics: C
    Chemistry: C
    Isabelle Ritchie Film Studies: A
    Extended Project: A
    English Language: C
    English Literature: C

    Nice Writing Competition Winner 2016

    Nice Writing Competition Winner

    Congratulations to Callum in Year 7 for winning the NICE writing competition.

    This year's prize was a kindle - well done Callum!

    Sports Day 2016

    Sports Day 2016

    Congratulations to our Sports Day winners 2016 - House Ennis-Hill!

    The day featured multi-sports including Tag Rugby, Benchball and Dodgeball to name a few! The event was a huge success with all students participating!

    The Brazilian Bobsleigh Team were special guests - the team got involved in all the sporting activities and positively engaged students in sport.

    Students and staff alike thoroughly enjoyed the day.

    Peer Tutoring Launch Day:

    The Peer tutoring team gives a big warm welcome to the year 6s tutees coming up in September. We had lots of fun meeting you on the 18th of July. As peer tutors we help your year 6 to 7 transition. We promote successful learning and act as a general friend. All of us are looking forward to start working with you and to get to know you better.

    Lead Peer Tutors (Evaluation and Promotiom Team)

    Year 12 Chemistry Students Visit the University Labs for Schools

    Year 12 students visit the university labs for schools

    Our year 12 chemistry students spent the morning synthesising paracetamol then had a brief careers talk in the afternoon.

    All students found the day enjoyable and useful, giving them an insight into what it would be like to study chemistry (or similar) at a higher level.

    The session was delivered by Dr Joanna Buckley who was extremely impressed by the level of competency that students showed in the lab, some of the best she has ever seen! She looks forward to Eckington School visiting again in the near future as do we!

    Madeline in Miniature

    Mr and Mrs Kitchener present narrowboat model to Eckington School

    A talented couple from Brimington have made a replica of Eckington School's narrowboat Madeline in the form of a miniature model.

    The couple, from Brimington, presented the model to Mr Rowbotham on 6th July 2016.

    Thank you to Roy and Brenda Kitchener for the stunning model of Madeline - it will be treasured as part of our heritage as a school.

    The model, scaled to 13mm per foot, was skillfully crafted by Roy with the help of his wife Brenda. The project took two months to build and is one of two of two identical models; the second was presented to the Chesterfield Canal Trust.

    Roy has been model making since the age of 6 and is a steam and canal enthusiast.

    Thank you again from everyone here at Eckington School!

    Eckington School Post-16 Centre's response to the decision by Sheffield College to stop A Levels at Peaks College.

    Post 16 logo

    Eckington School will continue to accept Post-16 applications from both Eckington and non-Eckington Year 11 students until the end of August.

    We are particularly keen to support any student disappointed by the decision to stop running A Level courses at Peaks College. We will try our best to accommodate students affected by this on a suitable, alternative course. Please contact Mr Horsfield at post16@eckington.derbyshire.sch.uk for more information.

    Citizenship EU Debate

    Citizenship EU Debate

    On Wednesday, the school welcomed two campaigners for the EU referendum: Barry Cooper (Vote Leave) and Oliver Coppard (Remain).

    The candidates debated challenging questions posed by our 6th form and Year 10 pupils (pictured) in a robust but refreshingly honest and non-combative style.

    Thank you very much to our two campaigners for giving up their time to persuade pupils too young to vote, but whom nevertheless will have benefitted tremendously from feeling included in a real-life political debate. As one pupil aptly put it, (looking at the teachers lining the back of the hall), 'it affects us more because we're going to be around a lot longer than you!'

    Swim Star Alice!

    Swim Star Alice

    A Year 9 student at Eckington School is fast emerging as a national star at freestyle swimming Under 13s category.

    To date, Alice has won Gold in 50m, 100m, 200m and 800m freestyle and Bronze in 400m freestyle and is currently ranked in the top five in Britain in her age group for 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle.

    Alice swims seven times a week with City of Sheffield Swim Squad and is currently training hard for the British championships at the end of July. In May, she won gold medals and a bronze in the five freestyle events at the North East Regional Championships.

    Alice has been invited to compete in the British Summer Nationals at the end of June, in all five of the freestyle distance events and also 50 butterfly at the English Nationals. Good luck Alice!

    Borneo Fundraiser: Pickles Family Walk 28 miles

    Pickles family walk 28 miles for charity

    On Saturday 28 May, Mika and her family successfully walked 28 miles to fundraise for her Borneo trip in 2017.

    Mika is one of ten Eckington School students who have signed up to the trip of a life time which will take them to the tropical paradise of Borneo in the summer of 2017.

    Our students will be helping to construct buildings to house the schools and help in the classrooms that are already built.

    Together the family raised over £1,200 and Mika would like to thank everyone who sponsored her.

    Well Done Mika!

    Students make a big noise with Silent Auction!

    Eckington School Students raise money for Sheffield Children's hospital

    A group of students raised a whopping £707.41 for Sheffield Children's Hospital by organising a Silent Auction for friends, family and students at Eckington School. Read the article.

    Year 12 Hamlet Trip

    Y12 Hamlet Trip

    On Wednesday 25th May, the Year 12 English literature A-level class enjoyed a trip to Derby Theatre with Mrs Mabbs to watch a performance of their set Shakespeare text, 'Hamlet'. As part of the course, students must explore different interpretations of the text; this production was traditional, tense and bloody. It was fantastic to see the text brought to life on stage - especially this year, with so many 'Shakespeare 400' events taking place around the world.

    The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Presentation Evening

    D of E Group photo

    Thirty-two students received their Bronze award, and seven students received their Silver award at the Derbyshire County Council Duke of Edinburgh awards at County Hall on Friday 22nd April 2016.

    As a school, we really shone on the night; there were more students in attendance from Eckington School than any other.

    Two of our students, Natasha Carr and Tilly Simpson, were invited to give a speech about their experiences. The presentations were well researched and delivered; both young ladies were very well received by the parents and students who attended on the night.

    Assistant Headteacher Mr Rowbotham said 'I am immensely proud of our students, each and every one has shown resilience and dedication when completing the DofE Programme. Thank you to all the staff involved in making the DofE programme such a success.'

    Trips aboard 'Madeline' for 2016

    Eckington School's Narrowboat

    All Aboard! Enjoy the summer sunshine with a boat trip on our school Narrowboat 'Madeline'.

    The Chesterfield Canal Trust operates walk-up trips using Madeline on Saturdays from April to October.

    All start from Hollingwood Hub.
    Trips leave at 12.00, 1.00, 2.00 and 3.00.
    No advance bookings, just come and pay on the day.
    Tickets: £5, or £3 for under 16s.

    Madeline also runs walk-up trips on Wednesdays during the Derbyshire school holidays, on Mondays during the Derbyshire schools summer holidays and on Bank Holiday Mondays.

    Full details and how to book at: Chesterfield Canal Trust Website.

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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.

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