School will re-open from Monday 17th June.


Minister congratulates Portland Spencer Academy

Pupils at Portland Spencer Academy are celebrating after receiving a letter from Schools Minister Nick Gibb MP. The letter congratulated them on results which place their school performance amongst the very best in the country.

As Minister for School Standards, Nick Gibb MP is responsible for monitoring performance in schools.

Results for the 2016-17 academic year have now been analysed, and Portland Spencer has been identified as amongst the top 2% of schools for progress in reading, writing and mathematics.

Successes build on the school's ASPIRE pact, which encourages exciting learning and a culture of high expectations.

Mr Gibb offered his congratulations to the Principal of Portland Spencer Academy, Kate Green, in a letter received this week.

He said: "I would like to congratulate you, your staff and your pupils on the very high level of progress that pupils in your school have made."

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Challenge Partners 2017

Challenge Partners Quality Assurance Review November 2017 found many positive indicators and for the second year in a row, judged the school to be outstanding in all areas. As a school, we have continued to make excellent progress since the last report and are proud of our achievements. 

Deepening the understanding of children's learning through a mastery approach in Mathematics was confirmed as an Area of Excellent Practice. 

The use of resources and effective questioning to help pupils master all areas of mathematics was observed as strengths across the school. This was evident through discussions with staff, senior leaders and pupils and supported by evidence in classrooms. The high quality teaching of mathematics was also highly commended in our most recent Ofsted report, January 2017. 

If you would like to read the full report please find it here...


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School Gateway Twitter

Portland Spencer’s local governing body is recruiting for parent and community governors now.

Glenbrook/Portland works in close collaboration with the nearby Portland Spencer/Glenbrook schools, and from summer 2019 the schools will share an Executive Principal and executive governing body, which will include parent and community governors from each school. 

On average, governors attend one meeting each half term and help to make important decisions about the school. There is no minimum commitment and governors come from all backgrounds and levels of experience. There is no such thing as a ‘typical’ parent or community governor.

Help to shape the future of Glenbrook Primary School/ Portland Spencer Primary Academy  – speak to us about being a governor today.

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Governance is the process by which any organisation or group organises in order to be able to make decisions. In schools, this includes the governing body, who are responsible for scrutiny of decisions made in school and for driving improvement, and the processes and policies which allows the school to work effectively and appropriately.

As a member school within a multi-academy trust, responsibility for the governance of Portland Spencer Academy ultimately derives to the Board of Trustees appointed to the Spencer Academies Trust. In common with all Spencer schools, Portland Spencer Academy has a Local Governing Body (LGB), which is technically defined as a committee of the Trust Board.

The powers defining the legal relationship between Portland Spencer Academy and The Spencer Academies Trust, together with the delegation of general powers within the trust, are set out in a document called the Scheme of Delegation.

The Scheme of Delegation used at Portland Spencer Academy can be found here.

The Trust governor handbook can be found here.

A copy of other Trust governance documents are available here.


Local Governing Body


David Kirkham


Community Governor

Finance and Business Development

April 2019  April 2023 None 100% 

Claire Lindley

Vice Chair

Parent Governor

Finance and Business Development

School Effectiveness

September 2015  September 2019 None  100%  

Kate Green


School Effectiveness

Finance and Business Development

September 2015   None 100%  

Steve Follows

Community Governor

Finance and Business Development

October 2015  October 2019 None  100%  

Kayleigh Beers

Parent Governor

School Effectiveness

November 2016  November 2016 None  100%  

Luke Tantum

Staff Governor

School Effectiveness

Finance and Business Development

March 2018 March 2022 None  100%  


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Meeting Dates

Autumn Term School Effectiveness Committee 2 October 2018

Finance and Business Development


20 November 2018
Spring Term

Finance and Business Development

School Effectiveness Committee

29 January 2019
  LGB 5 March 2019
Summer Term

School Effectiveness Committee

Finance and Business Development

7 May 2019
  LGB 16 July 2019



Local Governing Bodies

Portland Pecuniary and Business Interest

Finance and Business Development Commitee Terms of Reference

Universal Infant Free Meals

At Spencer Academies Catering, we believe that a nutritious hot meal at lunchtime is so much better value than a packed lunch, even more so when it is free!

We just want to take this opportunity to remind you that if you have a child in reception, year 1 or year 2, your child is entitled to enjoy a school meal for free every day.

The average saving per child is around £450 a school year. The other advantage is you will save on the time preparing the packed lunch.

Even if your child is entitled to a Universal Infant Free School Meal it is still important to confirm eligibility, this will ensure your school will be in a position to obtain further funding from central government to provide additional support to your child. This funding is also referred to as Pupil Premium. Please check with your school to see what is available to you.

We would love to hear from you and welcome all ideas and suggestions to ensure that we continue to provide the best possible service.

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Food Origin

For more information on the Trust's commitment to providing locally grown, sustainable produce, please click here


School Times


School Starts



11:45am – 12:45pm

Foundation Lunch

12:00pm – 1:00pm

KS1 & 2 Lunch


School Finishes







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