Adult Education

John Spence is proud to have been a Centre for Adult Education since the day the school opened. Originally an independent centre providing the odd “evening class” we are now part of North Tyneside Council’s Adult Learning Alliance which offers a wide range of courses to large numbers of adult learners across North Tyneside.

Approximately 1000 adult learners now enrol annually for courses at John Spence. We provide a wide variety of academic, recreational and vocational courses, delivered by an enthusiastic team of committed and experienced Adult Tutors.

Details of the courses provided by the Adult Learning Learning Alliance can be found in the 2018-19 Prospectus

For further information on any of the Adult Learning Alliance courses please contact Curriculum Support on (0191) 643 2288 or email

Additional Information


John Spence Community High School
Preston Road
North Shields
Tyne & Wear
NE29 9PU
T: 0191 296 1432

Office Hours

We are open 5.30pm - 6.30pm Monday to Thursday.