Principal’s Welcome

I am very proud to be the Principal of Heanor Gate Spencer Academy and feel privileged to work with students, staff, parents and governors who all expect the very best from our school. We firmly believe in our vision and aims and are confident we will deliver the best possible outcomes to every child on their educational journey. Recent success in both our exam results and Ofsted GOOD grading should provide all parents/carers with great confidence in our school.

Our school ethos of ‘Aspire, Learn and Achieve’ will permeate throughout everything we do and is a shared vision that every member of the school community can be part of. We will insist on the very highest standards for all of the students in our care.

A key component of our everyday work is ensuring that high quality learning is experienced every day within the school; by every student, in every subject and in every lesson. Alongside this we recognise that all students have a range of social, emotional and personal needs that may require support. Heanor Gate Spencer Academy also gives great weight to the importance of an effective induction programme and ongoing guidance for each student through their Achievement Team and Personal Tutor.


Mr S. Huntington

(Executive Principal)

About our School

Heanor Gate Spencer Academy is a secondary school and sixth form in Heanor, Derbyshire.

As part of the Spencer Academies Trust, we work alongside other schools in ensuring that we deliver the best education possible. Our students will achieve the maximum of which they are capable, provided by our aspirational curriculum and highly committed staff who ensure that the quality of learning remains exceptionally high.

We expect our students to utilise our extensive and varied range of experiences and methods of learning; these include ‘immersion days’ and our varied catalogue of residential trips, to maximise their progress, allowing every learner to flourish and fulfill their potential.

Over recent years, we have made substantial investments in ICT and we are proud to have been awarded a ‘good’ rating by Ofsted. In 2018, our students produced the best results the school has ever achieved in both GCSEs and A-Levels.

Heanor Gate Spencer Academy is the educational setting in which your child will succeed in being the best they can be.



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