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The very first ‘Shining Light’ students today received certificates in recognition of their efforts in Science. Ms Bailey (Director of Science), was on hand to present certificates to the students, who also enjoyed hot chocolate, juice and biscuits. The monthly Shining Light event forms part of the Achievement Ladder, which underpins our new behaviour policy. […]

The official performance data for 2019 comparing all schools and colleges in Northumberland was released this week, and we are proud to announce that James Calvert Spence College Sixth Form ranks fifth of 31 educational establishments for overall progress and results over time for 16 to 18 provision.  The Sixth Form also ranks fourth for destinations after 16 to 18, with 89% of students […]

James Calvert Spence College sixth form student, Ella Duffield, 17, made a great impression at the Northumberland County Championships at Temple Park, South Shields this week. Ella was part of a team of students from James Calvert Spence College who took part in a day of racing in muddy conditions on Tuesday, January 21st. Thankfully, […]

On Monday 13th January Year 7 and Year 8 pupils at Acklington Road were visited by the Smashed Project, who performed a play about a group of friends who find themselves in trouble as a result of alcohol misuse. After the performance, pupils took part in an interactive workshop to discuss the issues shown in […]

Our Year 5 students at South Avenue learned about the local connections to Antarctic explorations this week, with a special visit from the CEO of Blyth Tall Ships, Clive Gray. Clive spoke to pupils about Polar exploration, conditions in the Antarctic desert and the adventures of local explorer, William Smith. William Smith was born in […]

Dear all Another year ends at JCSC, and I’d like to take the opportunity to thank you for your unwavering support. It’s been a really productive and successful year, and we have so much to look back on, to be proud of and to celebrate. We are a team at JCSC, staff and students alike […]

Dear all, The first week of the 2019-20 academic year is behind us already! Monday and Tuesday were staff training days, and our students arrived on Wednesday morning looking ready to learn! A huge thank you to parents and carers for ensuring that our uniform policy has been followed – if you require any assistance […]

Dear all, The Key Stage 5 results were published last Thursday and, I am delighted to report that our A-level and level 3 vocational results have shown significant improvement and have given us our most successful key stage 5 results ever. Indeed, JCSC is amongst the top performing schools in the county for A-level outcomes […]

Dear Parents and Carers Here we are again – another school year over and it has been a very busy one, and an extremely productive one.  The great thing about working in a vibrant school is that no two days are ever the same. It’s a wonderful, lively and sometimes challenging environment, filled with hundreds […]

Dear all, There’s so much to tell you about in this blog… We have a capital investment to plan, we’ve had a visit from a Royal Navy helicopter, year 5 have been wowing parents with their work on explorers, year 7 are finalising their project on mental health… where should I start?? How about with […]

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