John Spence Community High School (North Shields) data

John Spence Community High School is located in North Shields and falls under the local authority of North Tyneside. This mixed-sex secondary school has 853 pupils, with a capacity of 885, aged from eleven up to sixteen, and the type of establishment is foundation school. The school has 61 teachers with each teacher on average earning the full-time equivalent of £39,656. The most recend Ofsted inspection was 30th November 2017 resulting in an good rating.

John Spence Community High School contact details

AddressJohn Spence Community High School
Preston Road
North Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE29 9PU
HeadteacherJonathan Heath

About John Spence Community High School

Phase of EducationSecondary
Type of EstablishmentFoundation school
Admissions PolicyNon-selective
Statutory Low Age11
Statutory High Age16
BoardersNo boarders
Official Sixth FormDoes not have a sixth form
Religious CharacterNone
DioceseNot applicable
Special ClassesHas Special Classes


Census Date21st January 2021
School Capacity885
Number of Pupils85396% capacity
Number of Boys45854%
Number of Girls39546%
Free School Meals (%)34%

Where is John Spence Community High School?

Street AddressPreston Road
TownNorth Shields
CountyTyne and Wear
PostcodeNE29 9PU
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John Spence Community High School on a map

John Spence Community High School map (NE29 9PU) - OS VectorMap District (Ordnance Survey)

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Ofsted RegionNorth East, Yorkshire and the Humber

John Spence Community High School Ofsted Report

This table compares the John Spence Community High School Ofsted reports from 29th November 2017 (10037202) and 11th October 2011 (ITS377793).

Inspection number10037202ITS377793
Inspection typeExempt School Inspection
Inspection type groupingSection 8 deemed section 5
Event type groupingSchools - S8 deemed S5
Inspection start date29th November 201711th October 2011
Inspection end date30th November 201712th October 2011
Publication date15th December 20177th November 2011
Overall effectiveness
Effectiveness of leadership and management
Early years provision (where applicable)
No Judgement
No Judgement
Ofsted Last Inspection30th November 2017
Ofsted RatingGood
Ofsted Special MeasuresNot applicable

Teachers at John Spence Community High School

Total Number of Teachers61
Total Number of Teachers (Full-Time Equivalent)57.9
Total Number of Teaching Assistants20
Total Number of Teaching Assistants (Full-Time Equivalent)18.9
Total Number of Non Classroom-based School Support Staff19
Total Number of Non Classroom-based School Support Staff (Full-Time Equivalent)16
Pupil:Teacher Ratio13.7
Mean Gross Full-Time Equivalent Salary of All Teachers£39,656

John Spence Community High School administrative data

Establishment NameJohn Spence Community High School
Establishment Number4038
Unique Reference Number108644
Local AuthorityNorth Tyneside
Local Authority Code392
Previous Local Authority Code999
Government Statistical Service Local Authority CodeE08000022
Government Office RegionNorth East
DistrictNorth Tyneside
District CodeE08000022
Parliamentary ConstituencyTynemouth
Urban/Rural Description(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Middle Super Output AreaNorth Tyneside 017
Lower Super Output AreaNorth Tyneside 017A

John Spence Community High School history

Establishment StatusOpen
Last Changed Date4th February 2022
Reason Establishment OpenedNot applicable
Reason Establishment ClosedNot applicable

Pupil Referral Unit

Teenage MothersNot applicable
Child Care FacilitiesNot applicable
Special Educational Needs (SEN) Provision in Primary Care UnitNot applicable
Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) Provides for Educational and Behavioural Difficulties (EBD)Not applicable
Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) Offers Tuition by Another ProviderNot applicable

Special Educational Needs

Section 41 ApprovedNot applicable
Special Educational Needs (SEN) Priority 1MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty


Trust flagSupported by a trust
TrustThe North Tyneside Learning Trust
School Sponsor flagNot applicable


Federation flagNot under a federation

Further Education/Higher Education

UK Provider Reference Number10003503
Further Education TypeNot applicable

John Spence Community High School geodata


Nearest schools to John Spence Community High School

SchoolPhase of EducationDistance
Southlands School
Beach Road, Tynemouth, North Shields, NE30 2QR
Not applicable303m
Monkhouse Primary School
Wallington Avenue, North Shields, NE30 3SH
King Edward Primary School
Preston Avenue, North Shields, North Tyneside, NE30 2BD
Marden High School
Hartington Road, Cullercoats, North Shields, NE30 3RZ
Preston Grange Primary School
Chiltern Road, Preston Grange, North Shields, NE29 9QL
Whitehouse Primary School
Whitehouse Lane, North Shields, NE29 8PE
St Mary's Catholic Primary School, North Shields
Farringdon Road, Cullercoats, North Shields, NE30 3EY
Christ Church CofE Primary School
Kielder Terrace, North Shields, NE30 2AD
Spring Gardens Primary School
Brightman Road, North Shields, NE29 0HP
Monkseaton High School
Seatonville Road, Whitley Bay, NE25 9EQ