Admissions Procedure


Benfield School is an Academy within NEAT Academy Trust. Therefore, the Academy Trust is the Admissions Authority for this school and is responsible for determining the school’s admissions policy. Please refer to our policy for full details of our admissions and appeals process.


Admission to Years 7 to 11

There will be 207 places available in Year 7. All applications for school places must be made on Newcastle City Council’s school application form and returned to Newcastle City Council.

Applications for Year 7 transfer places (the entry year for the school) for September 2021 must be submitted by midday on 31 October 2020. Applications for school places in other year groups or after the start of the school year can be submitted at any time.



Admission to Sixth Form

Current students at Benfield can apply to join the Sixth Form. Places are available for external students who did not attend the school in Year 11. All applications for school places must be made directly to the school by the date specified by the school in its literature. Application forms are available from the school.



Admissions Policy 2022-2023

There is a right for people to object about the policy to the Schools Adjudicator (OSA). See the Schools Adjudicator website for more information on how to do this. Objections for the admissions arrangements for 2022/23 must be made by 15 May 2021.



Our admissions policy can be found by selecting the link to our Policies page Policies