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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.

Details of Sixth Form Entry Requirements are included in the Prospectus. Alongside academic requirements as detailed in the prospectus, prior behaviour, attendance and attitude to learning is also considered when Sixth Form places are allocated.

Online applications are now closed, please contact the sixth form team directly to discuss late applications and amendments to course choices.

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Following the sixth form taster sessions, the subject transition and personal development work can be accessed via this link: Transition Work. Please note that there are two modules. Please switch between these using the tab at the top of the page.

If you are joining John Port Spencer Academy for Year 12 in September and would like to join the Student Voice Team, please fill out this application form and return it to studentvoice@johnport.derbyshire.sch.uk.

Here are some useful resources for Year 13 students moving onto Apprenticeships, University or into the World of Work: Year 13 – Moving On