Establishment John Spence Community High School

URN: 108644

Foundation school

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Preston Road, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE29 9PU
Local authority:
North Tyneside (392)
Headteacher / Principal:
Jonathan Heath
Phase of education:
School type:
Foundation school
Gender of entry:
URN: 108644, DfE number: 392/4038
UKPRN: 10003503
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 30 November 2017)
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Religious character:
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
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Reason establishment opened:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Closed date:
Reason establishment closed:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
Has Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals: Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
Date last changed / confirmed:
7 December 2020
Type of SEN provision:
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision:
Resourced provision
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Adam Langman Appointed by GB/board 4 July 2017 3 July 2021


Name Appointed by From To
Pat Blyth Appointed by foundation/Trust 24 November 2016 23 November 2024
Victoria Watts Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 8 October 2019 1 September 2023
Kate Lovelock Appointed by foundation/Trust 4 April 2019 3 April 2023
Karen Yellowley Elected by school staff 24 October 2018 23 October 2022
Alison Coxon Appointed by GB/board 10 October 2018 9 October 2022
Alice Holliday Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 3 July 2018 2 July 2022
Ingrid Whitworth Elected by parents 13 March 2018 12 March 2022
David Grigg Appointed by GB/board 27 March 2015 4 July 2021
Anthony Devine Appointed by GB/board 4 July 2017 3 July 2021
James Coltman Appointed by GB/board 4 July 2017 3 July 2021
Margaret Grimmer Appointed by GB/board 4 July 2017 3 July 2021
Jonathan Heath Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2018 Not recorded
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
North of England
Government office region (GOR):
North East
North Tyneside
Parliamentary constituency:
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
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Middle super output area (MSOA):
North Tyneside 017
Lower super output area (LSOA):
North Tyneside 017A

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