Welcome to Eckington C of E


Caring and Sharing... Believing and Achieving Together.

Please go to Class pages for Home Learning activities during the time out of school.  These will be updated on a weekly basis.  Please also click on the link below for extra learning opportunities for links to other resources.  Thank you. 

Mrs Stone is sharing a story called Doing the Animal Bop by Jan Ormerod. With lots of places reopening and the fact you can now travel further for exercise you might want to go on an animal hunt and do a bop of your own!

Take a look at some of our amazing children and staff at home.  Thank you to all at home for continuing to support your children with some wonderful activities.  Please keep sharing photos.  Staff have been reading stories at home to share with you as well.

Our Year 5 children.

Mrs Waller is sharing a story called How to Count Crocodiles. I am sure you will enjoy all her props. Enjoy!

Mrs Steele is sharing a story called Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy by Lynley Dodd (no relation of Mrs Dodd). See if you can spot Mrs Steele's dog, who is listening very carefully to the story.

Our Staff.

Mrs Marks is sharing a story called Rainy Day Duckling by Ruth Martin. Maybe while you enjoy your exercise today, see if you could spot some ducks or ducklings!

'New Things'.  During home learning, Mr T asked you to share 'new things' you have learnt.  We have some brilliant responses from playing tennis with your wrong hand, completing jigsaws, paddle boarding, hula hooping, learning sign language and even training chickens!  If you have more photos, please send them to Mr T. 

Our Year 3 children.

Mr Tranmer is sharing a story called, 'Just like my mum' by David Melling.  He thought it was a great story to share and for us all to think about our mums and dads because of all that they are doing for us right now.  

Welcome to our School

Parent Questionnaire comment (May 2019)

We think the school is run very well and promotes a strong sense of values that leads to a very healthy culture.

                            Mr Aaron McDonagh     Mrs Sarah Roberts          

                            Acting Headteacher      Headteacher (maternity leave)

On behalf of the governors, staff and children, we are delighted to welcome you to our small, happy and unique school. Our school is an inspiring place to learn and we aim to provide all children with meaningful and engaging learning experiences that will stay with them for life. Our friendly staff team are committed to enabling all children to thrive socially, emotionally and academically to attain their very best. This is built on the strong relationships fostered by all members of the school community, and high expectations of ourselves and of the children. Our children are highly motivated, well behaved and truly delightful to teach!

 Our creative curriculum is rich and varied, so children of all abilities and interests feel challenged at all times. Our outdoor learning is well established for our younger children and our older children receive specialist music and sports lessons. We have many extra-curricular clubs and take full advantage of our wonderful surroundings.  Our Ofsted Inspection in March 2017 recognised the sheer variety of activities, quality of teaching and care provided help pupils to grow in confidence, feel safe and develop their abilities, skills and interests. 

 Eckington Church of England First School was founded by the church around 150 years ago and we continue to maintain a strong Christian ethos where reflection and spirituality are valued. We are very much a ‘family’ school and aim to cultivate and nurture attitudes of support and respect.  Our families play a huge part in the life of the school and we encourage strong links with parents to share in the children’s learning.

 Children have just one childhood; we believe their time in school should be memorable and magical which will set them on the path for success in their future lives. We are always proud to spend time showing parents and children around our school and to talk about our vision and curriculum. Please feel welcome to visit our school at work, to ask questions and discover how your child could thrive here.


Mr Aaron McDonagh and Mrs Sarah Roberts 


Link to the DfE school performance tables website

We used the poem 'Gran can you Rap?' by Jack Ousby to inspire a rap to sing whilst washing our hands in school.  The words are available on the class 3 page. We hope you enjoy it!

Latest School Calendar Events

Last day of term17Jul2020

12:00 am - 1:00 am

Summer holidays20Jul2020

12:00 am - 31 aug, 1:00 am

TED Day20Jul2020

12:00 am - 1:00 am

TED Day01Sep2020

12:00 am - 1:00 am

Back to school02Sep2020

12:00 am - 1:00 am

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