New Academy Day – Timings from Monday 14th September 2020

Details of the timings for the academy day from Monday 14th September can be found here. These timings are temporary measures due to COVID-19 but will stay in place until further notice.

Year 6 Admissions

Usually, we would invite students and parents into the academy for an open evening. Unfortunately this year, due to COVID-19, we are unable to provide this opportunity.

Therefore please have a look at our ‘Year 6 to Year 7 Admissions’ webpage for up to date information about admissions. If you have any specific questions about Year 6 admissions, please email us at and we will be happy to help.

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.