Eckington School

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Eckington School
Motto "Respect, Progress, Succeed"
Established 1978
Headteacher Mr P Cummings
Location Dronfield Road
Eckington
Derbyshire
S21 4GN
England Coordinates: 53°18′28″N 1°22′41″W / 53.30775°N 1.37798°W / 53.30775; -1.37798
Local authority Derbyshire
DfE URN 112943 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1500
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Colours Red, Blue and Gold
Website Eckington School

Eckington School is a very large comprehensive school in Eckington, Derbyshire in England, next to the B6056 road. It has around 1600 pupils.

History[edit]

Previous to the opening of the school, there was the Eckington County Secondary School, which opened in Halfway (in Derbyshire before 1967) in 1930, and became the Eckington Grammar School in 1945. In Eckington was also the Eckington Secondary Modern School on School Street; when the grammar school became Derbyshire's first comprehensive school - the Westfield School - in 1957, this became Eckington Junior School.

Admissions[edit]

The school catchment area includes surrounding areas such as Killamarsh, Renishaw, Beighton, Ridgeway and sometimes Mosborough. Despite the school being closer to several Sheffield residential areas (including Beighton and Mosborough) than other Derbyshire ones, the admissions policy is set in such a way to favour pupils coming from the Derbyshire feeder schools in areas such as Killamarsh, Ridgeway and Renishaw.[1] This is because most students from the Mosbrough and Beighton area attend Westfield School.

Uniform[edit]

The school's uniform has recently been changed to a more formal style consisting of black shoes, black tailored trousers, a white shirt and an Eckington school blazer.

Academic performance[edit]

Eckington Comprehensive is designated a specialist engineering college. Students attain results that are well above average at GCSE for Derbyshire (94% 5 A* - C, 63% including English and Maths in 2012). The results at A level are better than average.

Notable former pupils[edit]

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