Statutory Information

Benfield School, Newcastle
Benfield School is part of the NEAT Academy Trust, a family of two secondary and five primary schools located within the North East of England.
NEAT Academy Trust
Chief Executive Officer: Mrs D Bailey
Chair of the Board of Directors (NEAT): Mr R Alston OBE
Benfield School
Headteacher: Mr R Carr
Chair of the Local Governing Body (Benfield): Miss G Rochester
Vice Chair of the Local Governing Body (Benfield): Miss A Birt
Vice Chair of the Local Governing Body (Benfield): Mr P Anderson
Senior Leadership Team
Headteacher: Mr R Carr
Deputy Headteacher: Mr J Anderson
Deputy Headteacher: Mrs J Parker
Assistant Headteacher: Mr S Edge
Assistant Headteacher: Mrs R Whillis
Assistant Headteacher: Mrs S Wardle
Special Educational Needs & Disabilities
SENDCO: Mrs A Anderson
Deputy SENDCO: Mrs L Lamb 
Cherrywood Manager (Additionally Resourced Provision): Mrs K Singh
School or college contact details
Benfield School, Benfield Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE6 4NU
Telephone: 0191 265 6091
Fax: 0191 265 5974
Named contact: Mrs L Reeson, PA to the Headteacher 
Academy trust contact details
1 Hedley Court Orion Business Park North Shields NE29 7ST
Tel: 01912284090
Named contact: Mrs D Bailey, CEO
Admission to the school
Benfield School has a fully comprehensive intake with a yearly pupil admission number (PAN) into Year 7 of 207. Our admissions process is outlined here. 
Ofsted Reports
Ofsted last visited Benfield School in March 2020. The school was judged to 'require improvement' by the inspectorate. A copy of the report can be found here. 
Exams & Assessment Results
Please see the Department for Education's compare schools website for a more detailed breakdown on Benfield's performance data.
The below data is the most recent published (2019) due to the use of TAG & CAG grades in 2020 & 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Key Stage 4
  • Progress 8 score: -0.57
  • Percentage of pupils entering the English Baccalaureate (EBacc): 2%
  • Pupil destinations - percentage of students staying in education or employment after key stage 4: 81%
  • Attainment in English and maths - percentage of pupils achieving a grade 5 or above in GCSE English and maths: 28%
  • Attainment 8 score: 36.9
Key Stage 5
  • progress: -0.53
  • attainment: Grade D
  • English and mathematics progress: +0.25 in English & SUPP in Mathematics
  • destinations: 90% to employment or education 

Remote education

Please see the attached copy of our remote education offer overview below.
Behaviour Policy 
Pupil Premium
COVID-19 Catch Up Funding

Equality objectives

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities
Please see the attached link for an overview of the careers offer at Benfield. Benfield has partnered with Careers Wave to ensure that all students receive their full entitlement to careers guidance and that we meet all of the expectations of the Baker Clause.
Complaints Policy

Annual reports and accounts

Executive Pay
One person employed by NEAT Academy Trust is paid in excess of £100,00 per year with details available at NEAT's website.
Trustees’ information and duties
Charging and remissions policies
Values and ethos
Copies of all parts of this website and policies can be requested by contacting the front office.