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CRY Fundraiser

The Chesterfield Canal Trust and Eckington School are holding a fundraising day in memory of Madeline Siddall, after whom the boat is named.

Monday 23rd October

Hollingwood Hub (S43 2PF)

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Boat trips, Cuckoo Café, Tombola, Homemade cakes, Shop

Please come and support this really worthwhile cause and help to fund a programme to screen young adults for undiagnosed heart defects.




On Your Marks!

Year 7 students will be cooking up a storm on Friday 13th October 2017 at our 'On Your Marks' cookery event.

The event is organised by Chartwells and involves a live student cook-off, similar to the old 'Ready, Steady, Cook' programme.

We are encouraging all our Y7 students to enter this fantastic competition - closing date for entries is Friday 6th October 2017. All information on how to enter can be downloaded here.




Geology High-flyer

Congratulations to Y13 Geology student Daniel B! We have just been informed that Daniel scored the second highest mark nationally in AS Geology. Well done Daniel. Your excellent efforts have been rewarded!




DofE Gold

DofE students take on the gold challenge DofE students take on the gold challenge

Two groups of Eckington students had an early and exciting start to the new school year.

The students formed two groups who took on a challenging walking route over 4 days in the Snowdonia National Park to successfully complete their DofE Gold expedition. Ascending to over 3000 feet and battling through swollen streams they spent most of their days and nights in the rain whilst remaining self-sufficient. The assessor was amazed at their resilience and tenacity and complimented them on their group morale.

Well done to Jade S, Mika P, Jo C, Curt F, Will R, Rebecca Y, Sam B, Rachel C and Sam B.

Next stop St James Palace.




"Nine go to Borneo"

Students in Borneo 2017

This summer nine students from Eckington School have taken part in a trip of a lifetime. Our students joined others from Dartmouth to become a team carrying out project work in the Sabah region of Borneo. This included tasks as diverse as digging footings and laying foundations, painting murals on the side of a village school and even building a toilet block out of recycled plastic bottles!

Other environmental projects included beach cleaning and one that we are particularly proud of was helping to plant 55 trees that will help to reestablish an area of rain forest. The students stayed in amongst local communities getting involved in their day to day lives. This allowed them to learn a little Malay, help prepare and sample local food, take part in teaching English to the women and children, learn traditional dances, have a go at local crafts and compete in sports days, including having to battle in the national sport of tug of war!

Five days were spent on the beautiful Gaya island where the students had the opportunity to learn to scuba dive and take their PADI open water qualification. The group have stayed in a range of accommodation from traditional Malaysian long houses to hammocks suspended above the mud in the rain forest. They have experienced beautiful beach side camps sites and rain of biblical proportions, but one thing is for sure they will never forget their month in Borneo.

Eckington will be once again be working with Camps International to provide students with the opportunity to take part in an expedition in 2019.




GCSE Results 2017

GCSE students on results day 2017 GCSE students on results day 2017
GCSE students on results day 2017 A-level students on results day 2016

The Headteacher of Eckington School, Patrick Cummings congratulated his year 11 students on some excellent GCSE scores. For a typical secondary school cohort on entry to school, our students did exceptionally well and matched national scores in English and mathematics at A*-C (on 9-4 as they are now called). In Science, our A/A*and A*-C results exceeded national results. Across all subjects our total awards at A*/A jumped to nearly 20%. Particular mention should be made of some of our high-flyers:

  • Tilly Simpson: 2 grade 9s, 8 A*s (Note: this is among the best scores in the country!)
  • Natasha Carr: 4 A*s, 7As
  • Isobel Buckle: 4A*s, 5As, 2Bs
  • Emily Harvey: 1 grade 9, 3A*s, 6As, 1B
  • Georgia Priestley: 2A*s, 6As, 3Bs
  • Mollie Booker: 1 grade 9, 2A*s, 7As, 1C
  • Chloe Carmody: 4A*s, 5As, 2Bs
  • Charlotte Nowell: 3A*s, 5As, 2Cs
  • Chloe Mosley: 3A*s, 6As, 1C
  • Caity Collins: 1A*, 5As, 3Bs, 1C
  • Emily Nicholson: 1 grade 9, 2A*s, 5As, 1B, 1C
  • Laura Webster: 2A*s, 5As, 3Bs



  • 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.




    Chartwells Launch their new exciting food menu

    Chartwells Catering

    Chartwells have launched their new menus and they are going down a storm with students and staff. The catering company was awarded the contract to provide the catering services for our pupils at Eckington School from September 2017.

    The 7-year contract includes significant investment in our services and the promotion of healthy, homemade food.

    The new menu can be downloaded here.

    If you have any comments or feedback on the new menu please email: comments@eckington.derbyshire.sch.uk.




    Literature Quiz 2017

    Literature Quiz

    Y8 students' knowledge of literature was put to the test in a quiz organised by English teacher, Mrs Johnson. The students had spent time researching the classics of fiction, poetry and drama through the ages and answered questions on Shakespeare, Dickens and a host of other writers.

    A closely fought contest was decided by a tie-breaker question on the total number of words in a novel! The quiz was run in competition with students at Heritage School, resulting in a one point defeat for Eckington School. Better luck next year!




    Mia eyes the Ladies Amateur Golf Championships

    An Eckington student is excelling in ladies golf. Mia Eales Smith, a junior at Lindrick Golf Club, played in the national schools final in July. On paper, Mia is sixth out of twenty-four young golfers.

    Mia missed the cut for the Ladies Amateur Golf Championship by two shots, her previous handicap was 5.4, now it's 4.6. Well Done Mia!




    Alumni News

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

    Well Done to England national midfielder Millie Bright on her performance at 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!




    "Alice Gets Gold"

    Alice gets Gold

    Eckington Schools swim star Alice did exceptionally well at the British Swimming Championships at the end of July, achieving personal bests in every event she swam in. She received a Bronze medal in the 200m freestyle, a Silver medal in the 4x200m freestyle relay and a Gold medal in the 400m freestyle.

    Alice this is a huge achievement and we at school are all immensely proud of you. Congratulations on being a British Champion.




    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.




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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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