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Eckington School is a very large comprehensive school in Eckington, Derbyshire in England, next to the B6056 road. It has around 1,600 pupils. As of the term beginning 9th April 2018 the school is part of the LEAP Multi Academy Trust.
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.
The school catchment area includes surrounding areas such as Killamarsh, Renishaw, Beighton, Ridgeway and 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. This is because most students from the Mosborough and Beighton area attend Westfield School.
The school's uniform is of a formal style consisting of black leather or leather-look shoes, black tailored trousers(no skinny-fit, jeans or leggings), a white shirt, a blue and gold clip-on tie and an Eckington school blazer with the logo on the top pocket and a house badge fixed to the lapel.
Eckington Comprehensive was designated a specialist engineering college. This title was removed from the school. 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
- Ruth Amos, 2008, Owner, StairSteady Ltd
- Chris Pritchard 1999, Represented Scotland at 2010 Commonwealth Games Track Cycling
- Mat Welsh, Sean Long and Aaran McKenzie of the band While She Sleeps
- Mark Gilbert, Infrastructure Architect, Ascential Plc