The Spencer Academies Trust adds value to schools through dedicated support programmes including partnership working; leadership and middle-leader development programmes, and a strong strategic focus on improvement.

90% of Trust schools which have been inspected while part of the Spencer group are classed as outstanding or good, having shown sustained improvement over previous results. A third of current trust schools were judged to have outstanding leadership when last inspected and in over 90%, leadership is at the least rated as good.

Our strategic model stands out in the Ofsted reports delivered in Trust schools. Consistently, our schools are recognised for the strong leadership, effective management and excellence in governance which underpin effective learning delivery.



  • Heanor Gate Science College
  • Inkersall Primary Academy – Awaiting Inspection as an Academy
  • John Port Academy – Awaiting Inspection as a Spencer Academy

School Local Authority Date joined the Trust Current Ofsted Grade
George Spencer (Lead Sponsor) Nottinghamshire 1 September 2010 Outstanding, May 2015
Chetwynd Primary Academy Nottinghamshire 1 April 2012 Good, October 2014
Wyndham Primary Academy Derby 1 September 2012 Outstanding, May 2014
Fairfield Primary Academy Nottinghamshire 1 September 2013 Good, July 2016
Portland Spencer Academy Nottingham 1 February 2014 Good, with Outstanding for Leadership and Management and Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare, January 2017
Glenbrook Primary School Nottingham 1 April 2014 Good, February 2017
Sunnyside Spencer Academy Nottinghamshire 1 May 2014 Good with Outstanding for Leadership and Management, July 2017
Heanor Gate Science College Derbyshire 1 September 2014 Good, March 2017
Long Field Academy Leicestershire 1 April 2015 Requires Improvement, Feb 2016
Inkersall Primary Academy Derbyshire 1 September 2015 Awaiting inspection since conversion