Executive Headteacher’s Welcome

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 all have the same positive attitude towards what makes a school exceptional. You will find this, and more, at James Calvert Spence College.

We have high aspirations for all of our students — we expect them to show determination and a desire to achieve highly. In return, we offer unwavering support throughout their years with us. We are incredibly proud of the high level of pastoral care our students receive and the positive, supportive relationships they experience with our dedicated and caring staff.

In Key Stage 4 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.

In 2019, our Key Stage 4 results placed us 6th in the county based on the main indicator of Progress 8. Our Sixth Form ranked 5th in the county for performance and progress for those aged 16-19. Although comparative data has not been available for the past two years due to the impact of coronavirus, our GCSE and A-level results have remained strong. As a result, the vast majority of our Year 13 students earned a place at university or progressed to their choice of education, training or employment. Many of our students gained truly outstanding results and left us fully prepared for the next stage in their lives.

The governors and staff at JCSC are committed to its continuing development and improvement to ensure that we provide an education of the highest quality for all students. We are proud to serve the young people of Amble and the surrounding area, and we understand how important it is for us to be at the heart of our community.


Neil Rodgers, Executive Headteacher