Sunnyside Spencer Academy is a small but growing school located in Chilwell, Nottinghamshire. We converted to Academy status on 1 May 2014, joining the prestigious George Spencer group of schools, known as the Spencer Academies Trust.

We welcome children from 3 to 11 years of age and offer a rich educational environment comprising of a well-balanced SHINE curriculum and many varied extra-curricular experiences. The staff and governors at Sunnyside Spencer Academy believe that meeting the needs of the children should be at the centre of everything that we do. We have high expectations of the children academically whilst at the same time acknowledging that many of our children have strengths which lie in other areas. We endeavour to recognise and develop these strengths in order to give our children the best foundation possible upon which to base their future.

Now the tram has come to Chilwell, this means that we are one-stop away from George Spencer Academy – an outstanding secondary school with National Teaching School status. For our school community this offers our parents/carers and children the opportunity to apply for George Spencer as their secondary school. Whilst we are not part of their catchment area, we are a part of the Multi-Academy Trust which does mean our school community is included on their admissions policy. We proudly opened our new school building in January 2017.