Return to the academy following lockdown – September 2020

Details about our plans for re-opening in September are detailed on this return to the academy letter from Mrs Squire, Principal.

Buses are dropping off at the academy for 8.45am and will return at 3.45pm. Any child waiting for a school bus will have to attend a homework club until 3.45pm to be able to get the bus home (unless they are attending catch-up sessions). Students can leave at 2.45 if they have alternative arrangements in place to get home unless they have been invited to catch-up sessions.

We hope that all of our families stay safe and well, and we look forward to welcoming our students back to John Port in September.

Welcome to John Port Spencer Academy

Change your life. Start here.

John Port Spencer Academy is a large secondary academy in Etwall, Derbyshire. With almost 2,000 students on roll we are one of the biggest secondary academies in the country. Academic standards at John Port Spencer Academy are high and students are challenged to achieve according to their ability. Our focus is on attainment, and we offer the support and guidance to allow students to develop as individuals.

Our scale allows us to combine an academic focus with a unique enrichment and sports offer, including a community leisure centre and extensive sports pitches on site. Based on the estate of a medieval manor house, our school grounds are unique, and include protected micro-environments and listed monuments on site.

At John Port Spencer Academy, we offer an exceptional quality of education for students from the villages and communities of South Derbyshire. When you choose John Port, you choose to be part of something special.

Your future. Your way.

John Port Spencer Academy is part of Spencer Academies Trust, a multi-academy trust with schools across the East Midlands, and with a strategic focus on Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. A high performing regional MAT with a national reputation for excellence, Spencer Academies Trust schools include primary, secondary and sixth form provision.