John Spence Community High School

John Spence Community High School (formerly Preston High School) is a coeducational secondary school located in Preston (near North Shields) in Tyne and Wear, England.[1]

John Spence Community
High School
Address
John Spence Community
High School
John Spence Community
High School
John Spence Community
High School
Preston Road


,
NE29 9PU

Coordinates55°01′21″N 1°27′05″W
Information
TypeFoundation school
MottoHappy For Life
Local authorityNorth Tyneside
Department for Education URN108644 Tables
OfstedReports
HeadteacherMr Daniel Heath
GenderCoeducational
Age11 to 16
Enrolment803 as of August 2018
Capacity885
Websitehttp://www.johnspence.org.uk/

It is a foundation school administered by North Tyneside Council.

John Spence Community High School offers GCSEs and BTECs as programmes of study for pupils. The school was also awarded specialist Sports College status in 2001[2] and continues to offers sports as a specialism. The school also offers adult education courses through the North Tyneside Adult Learning Alliance.[3]

Notable former pupils include Hilton Valentine (former guitarist for The Animals), Matthew Parr (Olympic figure skater), Sean Longstaff (professional footballer), Matty Longstaff (professional footballer), Stephen Murray (former BMX dirt rider), Sam Fender (musician), and Niamh Calderwood (author).

References

  1. "John Spence Community High School". johnspence.org.uk.
  2. "Sports College". johnspence.org.uk.
  3. "Adult Education". johnspence.org.uk.


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