Chellaston Fields Spencer Academy will be opening in September 2019 and is part of Derbyshire County Council’s development plan for education in South Derbyshire.  It will cater for the educational needs of the children from the new homes being built in South Derbyshire, particularly Regents Place and will strive to be central to community development.   The dwellings range from affordable homes to larger four- bedroomed properties.

We are very pleased to have the opportunity to open a brand new school and have already appointed the Principal, Joanna McGregor, who is working behind the scenes with Angela O’Brien, our Primary Education Director.  They are preparing policies, developing the curriculum and planning to ensure that the school is working towards an outstanding OFSTED judgement from the very beginning.

The academy will be a part of the Spencer Academies Trust and is closely linked to Wyndham Primary which is an outstanding academy within the Trust and also leads on educational development through research across Derby, Derbyshire and beyond. George Spencer Academy is a Teaching School and provides the following:

  • Initial Teacher Training
  • School Leadership Development
  • Continuing Professional Development for teachers and teaching assistants
  • School to School Support
  • Opportunities to develop research-based learning and teaching initiatives, particularly in mathematics as an area Maths Hub.