Who Are We?

George Spencer Academy is based in Stapleford, Nottingham and is over-subscribed with approximately 1500 students aged 11-18, with the possibility of further expansion.

We have a national reputation for providing high quality education for students of all abilities, which has been consistently recognised in Ofsted inspections, most recently being  rated outstanding in 2010 and again in 2015. George Spencer’s outcomes have long been amongst the best in the county, with a Progress 8 of +0.36 in 2017 and +0.34 in 2018.

George Spencer Academy was one of the first Academy converters in 2010 and formed the Spencer Academies Trust in 2012 with two local primary schools. The academy has enjoyed a long history of self-determinism and autonomy, becoming one of the first schools to leave local authority care in 1993. This background informs George Spencer’s unique culture and ethos, and the academy continually strives to place itself at the forefront of educational innovation and change. George Spencer were one of the first Teaching schools in the country, run a nationally top ten-rated SCITT, are the lead school for the East Midlands West Maths Hub and a designated World Class School.  Consequently, George Spencer staff enjoy rich professional development opportunities, and we are proud to see our teachers develop into subject experts and into the leaders of the future, both in George Spencer and across The Spencer Academies Trust.

This is a very exciting time for the school and the Spencer Academies Trust as we enter a new phase of growth; building on our successful and proven track record for school improvement; as well as continually sustaining and improving outcomes for children and young people. The academy has stable foundations – it has had only five Principals in its fifty-eight year history. The next Principal has an unrivalled chance to place their own stamp on George Spencer and build a vision for an exciting new chapter in its journey of success.

The HS2 development in Toton means the students of tomorrow will be more connected to the best of opportunities from around the world than ever before – London will be less than an hour away from 2033. George Spencer Academy will need to ensure its students are equipped to compete with the best of the rest of the world. We want a Principal who is inspired to make that a reality for those young people.

 “We are extremely lucky to come to this school. We feel like we’ve won the golden ticket!”
– (student comment, Outstanding Ofsted report May 2015)