Eckington School

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Name Eckington School
Website http://www.eckington.net
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
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Address Dronfield Road, Eckington, Sheffield, S21 4GN
Phone Number 01246432849
Type Academy
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1273 (48.2% boys 51.8% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.6
Academy Sponsor Learner Engagement And Achievement Partnership Multi-Academy Trust
Local Authority Derbyshire
Percentage Free School Meals 15.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.0%
Persistent Absence 14.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 5.0%
Highlights from Latest Inspection
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Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a school that requires improvement Leaders have not acted quickly enough to ensure that outcomes improve rapidly across a number of subjects in key stages 4 and 5. Although standards have improved since the last inspection they are still too low, particularly in English, mathematics, languages and humanities.

Pupils are not making the progress of which they are capable. Most able pupils, disadvantaged pupils and those with special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities are making too little progress. Leaders and governors have not ensured that the use of additional funding for key groups of pupils has had the required impact.

The quality of middle... leadership is variable because the evaluation of the quality of teaching and learning is overgenerous and not supported by pupil outcomes. Leaders have not ensured that the curriculum at key stage 4 meets the needs and aspirations of pupils. The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is inconsistent across different subjects and different year groups.

Teachers do not use prior attainment information sharply enough to challenge pupils and set work that is appropriately matched to their abilities. The proportion of students who complete their qualifications in key stage 5 is too low. The school's development planning is not supported by consistently clear and measurable success criteria by which to evaluate improvement over time.

The school has the following strengths Pastoral care is a strength of this school. Pupils say they feel safe, well supported and cared for. Instances of bullying are rare.

Pupils behave well in lessons and during social time. Most are very polite, courteous and respectful. The quality of teaching, learning and assessment in science has improved and pupils make good progress.

The school's provision for the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils is strong.

Information about this school

The vast majority of pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils in receipt of pupil premium funding is smaller than the national average.

The pupil premium is additional government funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and for children looked after. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disability is slightly higher than the national average. The proportion in receipt of education, health and care plans is lower than the national average.

A small number of pupils attend curriculum provision off-site. The provision used is provided by the local authority, within the Chesterfield and Bolsover learning community. The school meets the current floor standards, which set minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress by the end of Year 11.