About Our School

All the information you need is divided into the sections below

The School

Statutory information about the school.


A section of our site just for students


Information for parents including term dates, useful links and more


Learn about our Curriculum here

Pastoral care

How we care for our students.


The latest updates from school.

Headteacher’s Welcome

As the new Headteacher at Ecclesfield school may I welcome you to the School’s website. We hope that you find all the information here that you require. If not, please do not hesitate to contact the school directly and we will be happy to do all we can to assist your enquiries and to improve the service that this website should provide.Click here if you wish to contact the school.

Ecclesfield is a fully inclusive 11-16 school. We are committed to ensuring the school provides its students with an environment which promotes good academic progress and attainment as well as insisting on a fully supportive and caring culture. We have a strong moral observance to developing our students beyond the classroom and ensuring they leave us as well rounded, respectful and aspirational individuals.

We encourage active participation in the Arts, sports and wider activities and work hard to continually offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities and opportunities for all students to access. Our students fully embrace and value this ethos and benefit greatly from the new qualities and skills that these experiences develop within them. We pride ourselves on the outstanding achievements and successes we see in our fantastic performances, sports prowess and community involvements.

We are proud to be a school which serves our local community and we actively encourage collaborative working relationships with parents, carers, employers and all stakeholders of the school. We wish the school to remain a focal point of the community where we can share and celebrate the many successes and achievements that we see daily. We strive to ensure that all students have the highest aspirations for themselves and we welcome your participation in helping us to continuously provide a place where young lives flourish and futures are nurtured, shaped and celebrated. We will insist on the highest expectations for our students and require behaviours and disciplines which we can all be truly proud of.

Please spend time looking through our website and accessing the links to our twitter and events pages so that you can see the vast range of opportunities and successes of our school community. Equally, I invite you into seeing our school in action and welcome your attendance at parent’s evenings, open events, performances and celebration events. Finally, I urge you to contact us if you have any concerns at all.

Gail Stonier


Click here to read the Headteachers letter to parents January 2018

Our Ethos

Ecclesfield School understands the power of education to transform lives, communities and society.

We aspire to achieve individual and collective excellence in all that we do through nurturing every student’s unique potential, expanding their horizons and promoting their understanding of the invaluable contributions they can make as citizens in a global society.

By fostering our students’ spirit of engagement, adventure and ingenuity, we will nurture all young people as fully-rounded individuals, providing them with the challenge and support they require to succeed. We will protect their childhoods, allowing our learners to carry their innate creativity, inquisitiveness and sense of wonder about the world throughout their lives.

Ecclesfield School recognises the importance of students leading rich and diverse lives and will encourage them to seize the opportunities available to them as a means of celebrating the joy and brief wonder of being young.

As staff at Ecclesfield School, we recognise the privilege we enjoy in working with every member of our community. We see it as our public duty to serve this community and to deliver for the students of High Green, Chapeltown and Ecclesfield outstanding outcomes and extraordinary experiences.

Strategic Vision 2016 to 2019

Ecclesfield School will be an outstanding school for this community.

This outstanding practice will be characterised by:

  • Progress and achievement across the school will be judged to be outstanding (Our P8 score will be positive (+0.30) and our A8 score equivalent to a C+);
  • Teaching that promotes an appetite for learning and is judged ‘Good’ or better in at least 90% of lessons and ‘Outstanding’ in 50%;
  • Lessons personalised to the needs of all learners, which encourage risk-taking, critical engagement, collective endeavour, resilience and independence of thought and action, underpinned by an absolute commitment to developing our students as numerate and literate individuals;
  • Curriculum design that is stimulating, challenging and relevant for students of all abilities and which enables those students to make outstanding progress;
  • Clear and open engagement with parents to support students in all aspects of their school life;
  • Closer links with our community that will include shared resources and services and, in time, collegiate approaches to pastoral and academic matters;
  • Outstanding governance and distributed leadership, which provide clarity of vision and promote outstanding outcomes through a rigorous approach to the monitoring of progress and standards;
  • A pastoral system which engages fully with parents and a range of other agencies in supporting students to engage in learning to their full potential;
  • A proactive advice and guidance system, which provides independent counsel and encourages high aspirations among all students;
  • A professional learning culture, which encourages all staff to seek continuous improvement and share best practice.

Gail Stonier
Head Teacher