A school where we work hard to maintain a caring, supportive, high-quality learning environment which enables every member of the school community to develop their full potential..

Welcome to John Spence Community High School

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.

The school has seen growing academic success over recent years and our students consistently achieve at levels well above national averages.

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.

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.


Show My Homework 

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John Spence Community High School is this year changing the way teachers and students set and complete homework. We are now using Show My Homework which allows teachers, students and parents/guardians to access, complete and send homework all online. Show My Homework can be accessed by either clicking on the Show My Homework logo above or by clicking the link below.



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