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John Port Spencer Academy is a large secondary academy in Etwall, Derbyshire. With over 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 open. Please complete the digital application form available below. All applications must be made online and the deadline is Friday 3rd December 2021.

Sixth Form Application – 2021/22

Please follow this link for further information about subjects and courses: KS5 Virtual Open Evening. If you have any questions, please contact the Sixth Form team who will be happy to help: sixthform@johnportspencer.com.

Super Curricular

Learning more about your subjects outside of the normal curriculum.

When applying to study at a university, admissions tutors will want to see students’ passion for the subject they are applying for. They do this by looking at students’ super-curricular activities. These are activities that take students beyond the A Level curriculum in the subject they are planning to study, beyond what school subject teachers are teaching, demonstrating a passion for their chosen subject. Click the link below to find out more:

UCAS Statement

Please click on this link to view our UCAS statement for 2021/22.

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