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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.

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.

The Sixth Form at John Port Spencer Academy is currently undergoing an exciting renovation which will bring fresh opportunities for students in a modern environment. Our new Sixth Form building will be available to students from Autumn 2023.

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.

If you would like further information about the Sixth Form please contact 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:

Year 12 Transition work from the Sixth Form Taster day

Please use the link below to access all of the transition work from the taster day. The page is split into Module 1 and Module 2. You can access Module 2 from the tab at the top of the page.


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