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Sponne School (Towcester) data

Sponne School is located in Towcester and falls under the local authority of Northamptonshire. This mixed-sex secondary school has 1,416 pupils, with a capacity of 1,278, aged from eleven up to eighteen, and the type of establishment is academy converter. The school has 86 teachers with each teacher on average earning the full-time equivalent of £38,157. The most recend Ofsted inspection was 2nd October 2012 resulting in an outstanding rating.


Sponne School contact details

AddressSponne School
Brackley Road
NN12 6DJ
Executive HeadteacherDr Jamie Clarke

About Sponne School

Phase of EducationSecondary
Type of EstablishmentAcademy converter
Admissions PolicyNon-selective
Statutory Low Age11
Statutory High Age18
BoardersNo boarders
Official Sixth FormHas a sixth form
Religious CharacterNone
DioceseNot applicable
Special ClassesNo Special Classes


Census Date16th January 2020
School Capacity1,278
Number of Pupils1,416111% capacity
Number of Boys72551%
Number of Girls69149%
Free School Meals (%)4.1%

Where is Sponne School?

Street AddressBrackley Road
PostcodeNN12 6DJ
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Sponne School on a map

Sponne School map (NN12 6DJ) - OS VectorMap District (Ordnance Survey)

Source: OS VectorMap District (Ordnance Survey)
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Organisation ID1145918
Ofsted RegionEast Midlands
Deprivation Index1

Sponne School Ofsted Report

This table compares the Sponne School Ofsted reports from 2nd October 2012 (ITS402741) and 27th January 2010 (ITS340079).

Inspection numberITS402741ITS340079
Inspection typeS5 Inspection
Inspection type groupingS5 Inspection
Event type groupingSchools - S5
Inspection start date2nd October 201227th January 2010
Inspection end date3rd October 201228th January 2010
Publication date23rd October 201216th February 2010
Overall effectiveness
Requires Improvement
Outcomes for pupils
Requires Improvement
Quality of teaching, learning and assessment
Requires Improvement
Effectiveness of leadership and management
Requires Improvement
Personal development, behaviour and welfare
No Judgement
No Judgement
Early years provision (where applicable)
No Judgement
No Judgement
16 - 19 study programmes
No Judgement
Requires Improvement
Ofsted Last Inspection3rd October 2012
Ofsted Special MeasuresNot applicable

Teachers at Sponne School

Total Number of Teachers86
Total Number of Teachers (Full-Time Equivalent)79.6
Total Number of Teaching Assistants30
Total Number of Teaching Assistants (Full-Time Equivalent)20.2
Total Number of Non Classroom-based School Support Staff37
Total Number of Non Classroom-based School Support Staff (Full-Time Equivalent)30.5
Pupil:Teacher Ratio17
Mean Gross Full-Time Equivalent Salary of All Teachers£38,157

Sponne School administrative data

Establishment NameSponne School
Establishment Number4004
Unique Reference Number136488
Local AuthorityNorthamptonshire
Local Authority Code928
Previous Local Authority Code999
Government Statistical Service Local Authority CodeE10000021
Government Office RegionEast Midlands
DistrictSouth Northamptonshire
District CodeE07000155
WardTowcester Mill
Parliamentary ConstituencySouth Northamptonshire
Urban/Rural DescriptionRural town and fringe
Middle Super Output AreaSouth Northamptonshire 004
Lower Super Output AreaSouth Northamptonshire 004E

Sponne School history

Establishment StatusOpen
Last Changed Date5th August 2020
Reason Establishment OpenedAcademy Converter
Open Date1st March 2011

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


Trust flagSupported by a multi-academy trust
School Sponsor flagLinked to a sponsor
School SponsorTove Learning Trust


Federation flagNot applicable

Further Education/Higher Education

UK Provider Reference Number10033021
Further Education TypeNot applicable

Sponne School geodata


Nearest schools to Sponne School

SchoolPhase of EducationDistance
Towcester Church of England Primary School
Islington Road, Towcester, NN12 6AU
Nicholas Hawksmoor Primary School
Balmoral Close, Towcester, NN12 6JA
Greens Norton Church of England Primary School
Calvert Road, Greens Norton, Towcester, NN12 8DD
Tiffield Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School
High Street South, Tiffield, Towcester, NN12 8AB
The Gateway School
St John's Road, Tiffield, Northampton, NN12 8AA
Not applicable3.4km
On Track Education Silverstone
Pits Farm, Towcester Road, Silverstone, Northamptonshire, NN12 8UB
Not applicable3.8km
Paulerspury Church of England Primary School
High Street, Paulerspury, Towcester, NN12 7NA
Silverstone Church of England Primary School
Towcester Road, Silverstone, Towcester, NN12 8UB
Whittlebury Church of England Primary School
High Street, Towcester, NN12 8XH
Stoke Bruerne Church of England Primary School
Bridge Road, Stoke Bruerne, Towcester, NN12 7SD