John Spence Community High School
North Tyneside, United Kingdom
About John Spence Community High School
John Spence Community High School is situated in North Shields, Tyne and Wear. It is a secondary, community school for girls and boys between the ages of 11 and 16. It is a non-denominational establishment. At the moment, there are approximately 793 students enrolled at John Spence Community High School.
Values and Vision
John Spence Community High School aims to offer students a wide range of opportunities. The young enterprise scheme is available for the 14 and 16 year olds. They participate in "fit for life" lessons which means they are able to create their own businesses. This allows the children to be creative and imaginative in order to be prosperous. Year 10 and 11 students are able to learn a lot about employment prospects while at the school. The activities should help students gain new skills and knowledge to work in the 21st Century. They can learn photography, motor vehicle maintenance and retail work.
“This is an outstanding school. Students enter the school with attainment that is broadly average. They make outstanding progress to reach above-average standards by the end of Year 11 and in some subjects they reach high standards. Students do this because the excellent curriculum provides a wide range of courses with which the school builds individual programmes designed to maximise the value of each student’s final qualifications. Students’ personal development is at least good and many aspects are outstanding. They learn a lot about how to stay healthy; this can be seen in the great numbers who are involved in the rich programme of sporting activities that the school provides.”