Eckington Junior School

School Street, Eckington, Derbyshire, S21 4FL

        Tel: 01246 432549


A warm welcome to the Eckington Junior School website.

Our aim is that all children feel cared for, valued and nurtured. We believe in giving children a broad and balanced curriculum so that they develop a ‘thirst’ for learning and rise to the challenges of daily life. At Eckington Junior School we believe everyone should be supported to reach their full potential, enjoy their learning and develop the skills they need to be successful. We believe that pupils achieve their very best when school and home work in partnership.

We hope you find our website useful and informative. If you have any enquires please do not hesitate to get in touch with our school office on 01246 432549 who will be more than happy to help you.

About Us

Together We: Explore, Believe and Achieve

With this in mind we aim:
  • To motivate children through creative teaching.
  • To provide a caring and happy environment to which children want to come and give their best.
  • To make every day enjoyable for the children.
  • To ensure that children can work and play in a safe environment.
  • To set high standards of attainment for each child so that each one can achieve his or her potential in a hard working environment.
  • To promote the physical, spiritual, cultural, social and moral development of pupils.
  • To promote partnership between home and school.
  • To promote healthy lifestyles, raising awareness of the importance of exercise and healthy eating.
  • To encourage our children to develop self-discipline and a sense of responsibility and care for others.
  • To provide the opportunity for children to develop the skills they will need in later life, both social and academic.
  • To provide all children with the opportunity to become involved in the life of the school and the wider community.

You can find all our documents regarding our visions, aims, and values here –  including British values and equality objectives

Headteacher: Mrs Y Cherry

Trust Partner: Mr Hickey

School Busines Manager: Mrs Barnes

School Business Assistant: Mrs Lockley

Learning Mentor: Mrs Alcock

HLTA: Ms Beard



Mr Ellis-Jones 

Miss Heeley 

Miss Swift 

Mrs Noble

Mr Smith 

Mrs Burn 


Teaching Assistants:

Mrs O’Hara

Mrs Smith

Ms Brown

Mrs Downs

Mrs Brunt

Miss Blakey


Lunchtime Coordinator:

Mrs Brunt


Midday Supervisors:

Mrs Smith & Ms Brown



Mr Burditt



Mrs Fretwell

Mr Burditt

Ms Kent



Register of Business Interest

Term of Office

Phil Hickey

Chair of Champions



Yvette Cherry




Jason Crump



Expires 31st August 2024

Ken Law




Expires 31st August 2024

Carla Weaving




Expires December 2026

Tina Richmond



Expires December 2026

Jonathan Smith



Expires December 2026

Natalie Smith




You can view and download all documents relating to our school champions here – incuding attendance registers, meeting minutes, and register of interest forms.

School Information

Eckington Junior School is part of the Learners’ Trust MAT. We continue to follow the Derbyshire Admissions Policy and Guidelines. Please contact the local authority to find out about our admissions arrangements.

Local authority website, or call 01629 537479.
Local authority’s admissions criteria

Our school day begins at 9:00am and we finish at 3:35pm (32.92 hours a week)

Eckington Junior School are proud to have received funding from the National Lottery to help us provide a range of exciting opportunities for the wider community. The funding will provide a diverse range of practical skills and life experiences, helping people achieve personal development, raising aspirations and linking activities to different careers and industry pathways.

Our commitment to Safeguarding at Eckington Junior School


Eckington Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All Staff are employed subject to a DBS check and undergo Safeguarding training prior to starting their role. There is annual Safeguarding training for all staff at Eckington Junior School.

Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm – safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment – and that we all feel safe in our environment.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy which can be viewed in the Safeguarding section of our website.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare. If a member of staff is concerned about a child’s welfare, they will record their concern, and any observations or conversation heard using our secure online system CPOMS. The concern will also be reported to one of the DSLs as soon as possible the same day.

If a member of staff has concerns which relate to the actions or behaviour of another member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then this will be reported to one of the DSLs in confidence, who will refer the matter to the Headteacher (or the Chair of Governors if the concern relates to the Headteacher) who will consider what action to take.

We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism. 

If you are ever concerned about the safety or well‐being of someone at our school please talk to one of the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead s (DSLs).



View and Download or Safeguarding Policies and Documents.

School Curriculum and Standards

We are proud to offer an amazing opportunity that will bring fitness classes directly to your home, made possible by the National Lottery Community Fund.

At the click of a button you will have access to a wide variety of fun exercise workouts, suitable for the whole family and for all abilities. Whether you’re at school, in your living room or at the local park this is a great and inclusive way to be active together.

Simply click on this link and enter the password “pk” to access the brilliant range of activities.

LOTTERY COMMUNITY FUND LOGO - Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

Our school’s latest progress and attainment figures can be found on the Department for Education’s website. 


 ** You can request a printed copy of any of the above free of charge. **

Contact Details

Eckington Junior School, School Street, Eckington, Derbyshire, S21 4FL

Tel: 01246 432549


For all enquiries please contact Mrs Lockley using the contact details above.

If you wish to contact our Headteacher, Mrs Cherry, please contact the school office using the number provided above.

If you wish to contact our SENCo, Mr Smith, please contact the school office using the number provided above.

If you wish to make a complaint please contact the school office in the first instance.

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