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New Term and Uniform Booklet

School closes for the Summer Holiday at 12:35pm on Friday 20th July 2018. We would like to wish all our students, parents and carers a restful holiday. School re-opens to students on Wednesday 5th September 2018 at 8:15am.

Please see the Uniform Booklet for all queries relating to uniform.

A Level Results 2018


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students on results day 2018

Amidst all the changes nationally to the exam system, Eckington School's 2018 A Level results have shown an improvement from last year. The Principal, Alison Burgess, welcomed the results: 'We are delighted with the exam results of 2018, for the whole range of students, which continue to show improvement year on year. The standard of teaching here at Eckington, with the increased support and challenge of LEAP Academy Trust, is moving towards excellent. Throughout the past two years our sixth form students have demonstrated great commitment and hard work, whilst engaging in a wide range of extra-curricular and social activities.' Read More

Eckington School Day timings 2018-19

Please see the letter below for details of our new school day, these changes will come into effect from September 2018.

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  • GCSE Exam Results 2018

    GCSE Exam Results Day 2018

    There will be an opportunity to discuss Sixth Form applications during the morning or on Friday 24th August.

    Need more information on the new grading system for GCSEs? Discover more about the new system here.

    A level Art & Photography Exhibition

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    Art and Photography Exhibition 2018 Art and Photography Exhibition 2018
    Art and Photography Exhibition 2018 Art and Photography Exhibition 2018

    The Art department has just celebrated with their annual A level Art & Photography Exhibition. The evening was a great success and allowed staff, students and parents to enjoy an evening of creative delights.

    We would like to congratulate all the students involved for their hard work and commitment this year. The students have produced some extremely creative personal outcomes which they should be very proud of, well done. The Art Team.

    Animation High-Flyer

    Congratulations to Reece M who attained a Distinction * in Animation at Eckington School and is going to Sheffield Hallam University to study Games design. We wish him all the best in the future.

    Mia makes her debut on the International Stage

    Mia golfing

    A Year 10 student from Eckington School recently competed in her first international golf tournament.

    Mia ES, who plays golf for Derbyshire and Yorkshire, played for England U16; the team were in a two-day match against Spain in Madrid. Mia's golfing success last year saw her secure a place on the national team.

    Mia said: 'I had such an amazing time in Spain. It was a fantastic experience to compete at international level. ' Mia recently competed in the Yorkshire Ladies County Match Week in Huddersfield on 25th June.

    On Friday 1st June, Mia played for Derbyshire at the Midlands Schools Championship in Leicester. It was a double for Derbyshire as both the girls and boys teams won. A solid performance from Mia saw her secure a top-five place and qualify for the National Schools Championship. Mia has been golfing since a young age, has a handicap of 4 and trains at Lindrick Golf course near Worksop. Golfing is in the family and Mia's Dad encouraged her to take up the sport.

    Mia has received several offers to study a sports scholarship in America. Good Luck Mia!

    US in Schools Mentoring programme

    Fifteen students attended the US in schools mentoring programme presentation evening at The University of Sheffield in May. Levi C represented Eckington School and delivered a very entertaining and informative speech. The prize for Eckington Mentee of the year was awarded to Seth T. Well done to all who took part in the programme.

    CRY Cardiac Testing

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    A free cardiac screening programme is available for people aged 14 - 35 years old. This screening has been funded by the Madeline Siddall Memorial Fund.

    The event will be held on Saturday, July 28th 2018 at Eckington Friendship Club, The Lighthouse, 8 Berry Avenue, Eckington, S21 4LD .

    CRY's mission is to identify those that are at risk from sudden cardiac death. Sudden death syndrome is an umbrella term for the many different causes of young sudden cardiac death.

    If you would like to have your son/daughter tested, you should download the letter in full.

    Once you have downloaded the letter, please go to www.testmyheart.org.uk to register your interest.

    SIMS Parent Lite App - Information for Parents

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    Eckington School is introducing a new, easier and more convenient way to update parental and student contact details using the SIMS Parent Lite App.

    Available on iOS, Android and via browser www.sims-parent.co.uk, the SIMS Parent App provides a convenient way for you to review and request changes to your personal data and that of your child/ren.

    We will be sending out invitations to use the Parent Lite App via email to Year 7 parents in the first instance, and then rolling out the system to parents of other year groups. We aim to roll out the app to all parents by the end of June 2018.

    Please note: It is the responsibility of the parents to keep the school updated of any changes to contact details for students. If you haven't received an invite to the Parent Lite App, and your child is in Year 7, please email: admin@eckington.derbyshire.sch.uk. The email should have the subject header 'Email Address Update' and should include the student's full name, Date of Birth, Tutor group, the contacts name and relationship with the student (e.g. Dad, Mum).

    Year 8 World of Work

    National Champion

    In order to help increase their understanding of the world of work, Year 8 students accompanied their parents to work for one day. Students spent the day shadowing their parent or close relative as part of Flexible Learning at Eckington School.

    The aim of this day was to introduce students to roles and responsibilities in the workplace, as well as the skills and qualities that are required within a working environment.

    Exciting changes at Eckington School

    Eckington School is delighted to announce it is due to join LEAP Multi Academy Trust on 1st April 2018. This follows a consultation period and governor approval. It means that LEAP will be the employer of the staff team and is responsible for supporting the school on its improvement journey.

    LEAP Multi Academy Trust

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    LEAP (the Learner Engagement and Achievement Partnership) is a Trust currently comprising two 11-18 secondary schools in Rotherham: Brinsworth Academy and Dinnington High School. LEAP's mission is to support students so that they can "achieve excellence".

    LEAP has already been providing informal support for several areas of the school in recent months, and so there are already some established working relationships between a number of key colleagues.

    LEAP has a Chief Executive, Mr Andy Riches, an Executive Principal, Mr Wayne Barsby, and a team of colleagues who can be deployed to support teaching, leadership and administration roles.

    Ms Burgess (currently Deputy Headteacher) will become Interim Principal upon the retirement of Mr Cummings. Mr Barsby will be the Executive Principal for Eckington School and will be based here from Easter.

    LEAP will fund some additional staffing for the new school year in a number of subject areas in order to help students "achieve excellence". Moving forward, we will keep you informed of the exciting changes and benefits that joining LEAP will bring for our students, staff and community.

    Eckington students quiz top BBC journalist Nick Robinson

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    Eckington School welcomed the leading BBC Journalist, Nick Robinson, on Thursday 8th March for a Q&A session with one hundred Year 11 students. The event focused on politics and journalism and was organised by UK Charity Speakers for Schools. The aim of the event was to raise aspirations amongst students. Read More

    National Champion

    National Champion

    Ruby S, a year 8 student at Eckington School, won the National Indoor Athletics U15 800m event on Saturday 24th February 2018. The competition proved tough yet Ruby's talent shone through.

    Ruby is the new national U15 800m indoor champion, with a winning time of 2:14:36s.

    This is an exceptional result for Ruby, particularly with her being one of the younger athletes in the age group. Well Done Ruby - everyone at Eckington School is extremely proud of you!

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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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