Benfield School is a fully inclusive 11-18 school in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne's East End. In our most recent Ofsted inspection we were rated as Good with Outstanding features. The school was commended for the "thirst for knowledge and understanding and a love of learning" of the students. It was also noted that we are an ambitious school and that we encourage all of our students to be the best that they can be.
Benfield has an incredible team of excellent teachers and support staff who genuinely care for the children at the school and a fantastic group of pupils who have a great love for the school and who take great pride in what they do here.
"The quality of teaching is good. Teachers are enthusiastic and have high expectations of the students. Students rise well to challenges and as a result achieve well." - (Ofsted 2015)
As a school we are small enough to ensure that we get to know every single child really well and we make a point of finding out about and nurturing their individual talents and interests. It is a matter of great pride to us that no pupil slips by unnoticed and that each student is provided with a personalised curriculum that best suits their needs.
"The school's work to keep pupils safe and secure is outstanding. Keeping young people safe is a high priority and child protection procedures are exemplary. Adults know their students and look after them." - (Ofsted 2015)
We are also very proud of what our students have said about their school:
"I think it's great here. It was so easy to settle in, the lessons are really interesting and I've made loads of new friends" - (Year 7 student)
"Benfield has been an incredible environment for learning and I have been very well supported." - (Year 13 pupil - leaving to study Physics at Oxford University)
Neil Walker - Headteacher