John Port Spencer Academy

Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Location: Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About John Port Spencer Academy

John Port School joined The Spencer Academies Trust on 1st February 2018, and became the John Port Spencer Academy.

Spencer Academies Trust is an educational charity and academy sponsor,which is committed to ensuring that every child, regardless of background, has access to an outstanding education and real choices in life. We have a successful track record of providing high quality teaching and learning which ensures improved outcomes for children and young people. The Trust mission statement reflects our vision and aim for all Trust schools. Our highly-successful network of 19 schools (8 Secondary and 11 Primary) educates students across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Nottingham City, Derby City and Leicestershire: 

The mission statement for the Trust reflects our vision and aim for all Trust schools: To improve the life chances of children and young people by raising aspirations and fulfilling potential, challenging and supporting all the schools within the Trust on their journey to and beyond outstanding and to achieve this by developing world-class leaders.  

John Port Spencer Academy is a large, vibrant and energetic community school demonstrating a common purpose and ambition - to ensure the very best learning experience for each and every one of our students.  We recognise that every student has their own individual strengths, gifts and talents; our aim is to ensure that these are all nurtured and developed to their full potential.

There are almost 2000 students at John Port Spencer Academy from Year 7 up to Year 13. The catchment area is large, covering 31 parishes. There have been many challenges at John Port in recent times, however the new Principal, Karen Squire expects trust membership to underpin the work now underway at John Port. Mrs Squire said: “We are seeing real improvement at John Port, including in our results. The signs are good, but there is still a lot to do, and with the support of parents and children, we expect the pace of change to increase in months ahead. We will not rest until John Port becomes a flagship school for Derbyshire – one that we can all be proud of.” 

Updated 23rd October 2019

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Address: Etwall, Derby, Derbyshire, DE65 6LU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1283 734111