Dear Parents and Carers,
I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the staff and governors of Edmonton County School to welcome you to our school website. ECS is a 4-18 mixed, community, comprehensive school with a long history of providing a high quality education to the communities of Enfield and Edmonton. Although we are a large organisation, with nearly 1800 students and around 250 staff making up our school community, our dual-campus structure means that the young people in our care have the experience of being in a caring and supportive environment that much smaller schools can offer. The Primary Phase of our school, located on the Bury Campus, is a recently-built, two-form entry primary school which prides itself on its warm and nurturing approach.
ECS has a hard-working and high-calibre staff working as teachers and members of the wider-workforce. Together, we share the belief that ‘Learning and Achievement are for All’, and the aim that we are ‘Educating our Community for Success’. The governors, staff and myself share a passionate commitment to meeting the varied individual needs of all our students, in order to ensure they leave ECS with the best possible academic qualifications. We want them to enjoy every aspect of their learning and we want them to develop as individuals, so that they leave us as confident and socially-responsible young people who are well equipped to contribute to society and enjoy success in whichever field they choose for themselves.
At Key Stage 4 (GCSE), the progress of our students is consistently good, whilst post-16 the progress of our students studying A Levels puts the school in the top 10% of Sixth Forms nationally. Whilst we continue to enjoy increasingly high standards of academic achievement, we are always ambitious to do even better and we are continually looking for ways to raise the level of achievement of our students.
Research has shown that strong partnerships between parents and school staff have a positive impact on a child’s progress and helps them to feel good about school and their education. I have been teaching in north London schools for over 25 years, and have been a senior school leader for over 15 years. I know that a successful school and happy children depend on all of us working together.
Working together also ensures that children are getting a consistent message about good behaviours. Our school is a calm, orderly place and we have high expectations regarding attendance, punctuality, attitudes towards learning, showing respect to members of the school community and the wearing of our uniform. We also expect students to behave well when travelling to and from school in our local community. When students wear the school uniform they represent ECS and so it should be done with pride and a sense of loyalty to the school.
I am honoured and delighted to have been appointed as Head of School at Edmonton County. Education is the means for us to change our lives for better. A good education gives us the chances to live longer, enjoy success, create life-chances, provide for a family and much, much more. I look forward to working with you all to achieve these.
Head of School
Dear Parents and Carers,
I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the staff and governors of Edmonton County School to welcome you to our website. ECS is an 4-18 mixed, community, comprehensive school serving the communities of Enfield and Edmonton. We are a dual campus school and our school has a long history of providing a high quality education to the children in the Borough of Enfield. We have high -calibre staff working as teachers and the wider-workforce. We share an aim that Learning and Achievement are for everyone. We want to create success and for every member of the ECS community to enjoy the rewards. The Primary Phase of our school is located on the Bury Campus.
The governors, staff and myself share a passionate commitment to meeting the varied individual needs of all our students, in order to ensure they leave ECS with the best possible academic qualifications. We want them to enjoy every aspect of their learning and we want them to develop as individuals, so that they leave us as confident and socially responsible young people who are well equipped to contribute to society and enjoy success in whichever field they choose for themselves.
We are enjoying increasingly high standards of academic achievement. Our GCSE results put us in the top 10% of similar schools across the country. We are ambitious to do even better and we are continually looking for ways to raise the level of achievement of our students. We pride ourselves on being a learning community in which every one of us, pupils and staff, reflects continually on how well we perform and seek ways to do things better.
Our school is a calm orderly place. We expect high standards of behaviour and presentation. We expect students to arrive punctually for class, to go to their appointed seat, remove their coats (and gloves and scarves etc.) and get out their books and equipment ready for learning. At all times students should respect everyone’s right to learn and there must be no disruption to learning as the time we have is too precious.
I am sure that you will agree with me that your child’s education is the most important outcome of their time at school. There are three behaviours that are completely unacceptable: physical violence, verbal abuse and, anti-social behaviour in the school and in the community. This means that we expect students to behave well both in school and when travelling to and from school. When they wear the school uniform they represent ECS and so it should be done with pride and a sense of loyalty to the school.
Education is the means for us to change our lives for better. A good education gives us the chance to live longer, enjoy success, create life chances, provide for a family and much much more. I am confident every parent and carer wants these for their child.
For visitors, our brochure and website aim to introduce you to life at ECS, but there can be no substitute for a visit to our school. We look forward to showing you the school and answering any queries you may have. Please contact us for an appointment.
The aim of this website is to provide our community with information about our school; if you have suggestions about how it can be improved, please let us know.
Dr Susan Tranter
Following the announcement on Saturday 27 November of temporary measures in response to the Omicron Covid-19 variant, the DfE has today clarified what this means for educational settings:
From Monday 29 November, we are strongly advising that face coverings should be worn in communal areas in all settings by staff, visitors and pupils or students in year 7 and above, unless they are exempt.
Pupils or students (in year 7 or above) should continue to wear face coverings on public and dedicated school transport, unless they are exempt.”
Therefore, from Monday 29 November, students in Year 7 and above will need to wear masks in corridors and toilets, and in assemblies and the canteen queues (unless they are exempt). We expect that Transport for London will be far stricter regarding the wearing of masks on public transport.
All schools should continue to encourage students to test twice weekly using lateral flow device (LFD) tests.”
We will continue to ensure that students have sufficient lateral flow test kits. It is important that parents / carers ensure these tests are carried out.
By continuing to work together, I am sure that we can keep our school community safe and healthy.
Many thanks for your support and cooperation,
Mr P Miller, Head of School.
We will be sending Year 10 Profiles home via SIMs InTouch to the emails we hold for you on SIMs.
If you have not received an email by the end of the week (Friday 26th November) please contact your child’s Student Manager to confirm your email address. Please check your Spam/Junk folders before contacting the school just in case they have been directed there.
Mrs J Petts
A selection of career guides and job related testing books.