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Values and ethos

Our Vision

We aim to foster a safe and positive environment where everyone can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. 

The Eckington Way

We have five core values referred to as ‘The Eckington Way’, a set of five key values that will underpin our school culture. These values are not just words on a page but the foundation upon which we will build a safe and strong community.

We expect all students to know these values, understand why they are important and to follow them at all times.  We expect students to be:


Creating a safe and secure environment is our utmost priority. We want each student and staff member to feel protected, both physically and emotionally, allowing them to concentrate on their learning.


A calm school with calm corridors is central to keeping all young people safe at Eckington. We will expect everyone to conduct themselves around the building in a respectful manner.


At Eckington School, we believe in aiming high and expecting the best of everyone. Together, we will foster a spirit of ambition, encouraging every individual to set high goals and work diligently to achieve them.

Polite and kind

Respect and empathy are at the centre of a safe community. We will cherish kindness and politeness as essential attributes, creating an inclusive and compassionate environment for everyone.


Preparation is the key to success. By equipping our students with the skills and knowledge they need, we will empower them to face challenges with confidence and determination.