Principal’s Welcome

At John Port Spencer we prepare our students for a fast moving and rapidly changing world. We have a culture of high expectations, and our values – aspiration, resilience, responsibility – are those which allow students to succeed both in school and beyond. We challenge and motivate students to ensure that they reach their full potential.

While there is a strong emphasis on academic achievement, students are given the support and guidance to develop as individuals, and we offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities outside the classroom.

The high standards observed at John Port are made possible by close collaboration between staff, students and parents.

We look forward to meeting you, and to working together to ensure that your child has the best possible chance to achieve their full potential.

Karen Squire


About our Academy

Welcome to the website of John Port Spencer Academy, part of the Spencer Academies Trust. Information on academy values, curriculum and the broader school community can be found here.

John Port is a large academy in the village of Etwall, south of Derby. The Principal is Mrs Squire. With almost 2,000 students on roll, the academy is one of the largest in the Spencer Academies Trust group, and includes sixth form provision. The Published Admission Number (PAN) is 348 for Years 10 and 11 and 360 for Years 7. 8 and 9.


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