We are an 11-16 comprehensive school with approximately 850 students on roll, serving a catchment area in and around North Shields.
We are a very successful school with a strong reputation for social inclusion. We value all of the young people who study here and work hard to try to ensure that they all reach their full potential.
As a specialist Sports College we have an excellent track record for providing opportunities for our students and the wider community to participate in sport.
As a key partner in North Tyneside's Adult Learning Alliance we are proud of our community education role, which sees almost one thousand adult learners currently enrolled on courses at John Spence.
The school has seen growing academic success over recent years. 91% of last year’s leavers gained 5 or more GCSEs at C or above, with 64% gaining 5 or more A*-Cs including English and Maths.
We had a full Ofsted inspection in October 2011. We were judged to be an outstanding school. However, we are not complacent about the gains made in recent years and are determined to continue to work towards further improvement in the future.
John Spence is constantly striving to improve on all fronts. We are working hard to raise academic standards even further and to extend the range of opportunities available to our students and our wider community.