Welcome to Benfield School

Welcome to The Benfield School website. It is a great privilege to be the Headteacher from September 1st 2018 in such a thriving community, where we believe that raising aspiration is the key to working together and being successful.


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 in 2015 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.

"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)

Benfield is very proud of our distinct ethos with its strong sense of mutual support and loyalty, where excellent relationships are evident between students and staff and a purposeful learning environment is evident in lessons and around our modernised site. With this foundation, our students have a strong platform to be confident, happy and are able to achieve their aspiration.


Benfield has an incredible team of excellent teachers and support staff who genuinely care for the students and a fantastic group of young people who have a great love for the school and who take great pride in what they do here.


We have a very clear vision – all of our students are set challenging academic and personal targets and are given the support and encouragement to succeed to ensure that each of them goes out into the globally competitive world after leaving Year 11 or Year 13 with the skills, attributes and behaviours for twenty-first century living.


The environment we provide for this to take place in is one which is stimulating and exciting, whilst also recognising that education takes place both inside and outside the classroom and through a range of various learning styles.


Within our learning community, we welcome the parents and carers of our students, placing full value on the vital role they play in the education of their children. We believe that it is essential that an active partnership and effective collaboration between home and school is in place to make sure that individually, our students are provided with the start to their life that they deserve.


I hope you find our website helpful and that it conveys our values and ethos.


Richard Carr - Headteacher