About Our School

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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.

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.

Richard Walkden
Head Teacher

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