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John Spence Community High School
Preston Road, North Shields NE29 9PU
John Spence Community High School is a non-selective secondary school maintained by the local authority (North Tyneside). It has about 850 boys and girls aged between 11 and 16. In November 2017 the school was rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.
Particular strengths include Environment, Disadvantaged pupils and Finances. Relative weaknesses include Progress, Attainment, Admissions and Representation.
The school's overall score (out of 100) is given below. Coloured segments show the contributions of each indicator, explained in more detail below. Hover over the segments for details. Personalise the score by clicking on the button to set your own priorities.
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Environment: Excellent. Air pollution, traffic accidents and crime are all very low.
Disadvantaged pupils: Above average. Progress up to age 16 is poor. Destinations at 16 are above average. There is no information for students aged 16-18.
Finances: Above average. The school budget has been roughly in balance
Destinations: About average. The proportion of students going on to education or training at 16 is roughly average. Show details
Attendance: About average. Pupil absence rates and the incidence of persistent absence are both roughly average.
Representation: Slightly out of balance. The socio-economic mix is out of balance with the local community, while ethnic representation is in balance with the local community. Show details
Admissions: Below average. The occupancy rate is roughly average and the offer rate is quite low. There is no compulsory entrance exam.
Attainment: Below average. (This doesn't take into account pupils' prior performance. For that, see Progress.)
Progress: Poor. (This takes into account pupils' prior performance. For information about actual grades, see Attainment.)
Sixth form: There is no sixth form at this school.

Schools often provide or emphasise different subjects, especially in fields such as languages and the arts. The charts below show the relative popularities of exam subjects commonly sat at this school.
Popular GCSE subjects
Proportions of pupils entering in 2019
No A-level data

Provision for special educational needs
 Moderate learning difficulty
Source: Department for Education. For full, up-to-date details, always ask a representative of the school.
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