Admissions Procedure

A full copy of our admissions arrangements can be found in our Admissions Policy in the policies section of our website.
 
There is a right for people to raise objections to the admissions policy with the Schools Adjudicator. See the Schools Adjudicator website (Office of the Schools Adjudicator) for more information on how to do this. Objections to the admissions arrangements for 2023/24 must be made by 15th May 2022.
 
Admission to Years 7-11
Applications for entry to Year 7 and in-year admissions up to Year 11 should be made on Newcastle City Council's school application form and returned to Newcastle City Council, parents are advised to check the Council's website for deadline dates re: applications.

For more information on admissions please refer to Newcastle City Council's website: https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/services/schools-learning-and-childcare/apply-school-place

You have the right of appeal if you are refused a place.  The deadline for appeals for entry to Year 7 in September 2022 is 1 April 2022 to enable your appeal to be heard during the Summer Term; appeals received after this date may not be heard until after the summer holidays.  Further information is available on Newcastle City Council's website: https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/services/schools-learning-and-childcare/about-our-schools/appeals-school-places

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.