Last Updated: 24/11/2022

It’s my great pleasure to welcome you to James Calvert Spence College, a school at the heart of its community that welcomes students from Year 5 through to Sixth Form.

As a parent, one of the most important decisions you will have to make is to choose the school for your child. It needs to be the right environment for them, staffed with caring professionals who have a shared positive attitude towards what makes a school exceptional. You will find this, and more, at James Calvert Spence College.

We’ve worked hard as a team to transform our school over the past few years and this ongoing improvement was recognised by Ofsted in June 2022 when we were judged to be a good school – the first time secondary education in this community has ever been rated as good. Ofsted not only judged our overall effectiveness as good, but concluded that we provide a good standard of education in all the categories that form this decision – quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership and management and our sixth form provision are all good. We’re incredibly proud of this achievement because it recognises the transformation that every member of staff and every student has contributed to.

We have high aspirations for all our students — we expect them to show determination and a desire to achieve highly, and in return we offer unparalleled support throughout their years with us.

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We are incredibly proud of the high level of pastoral care our students receive and the positive, supportive relationships they develop with our dedicated and caring staff. It truly is a school where all students are known and supported by our entire staff team – teaching, non-teaching, admin and support staff.

We believe that everything we do as a school community should be underpinned by six uncomplicated words – Be Kind, Work Hard, Aim High.
In years 10-11 and the Sixth Form, we offer a diverse range of GCSE, A-Level and vocational courses to make sure that there is a relevant pathway into Higher Education, further training or employment for everyone.


Neil Rodgers, Executive Headteacher

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