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Our Vision & Ethos

As a small school we can take a more personalised approach to the care and guidance we provide, we are committed to recruiting staff who are prepared to go the extra mile. We are recognised as being an exceptionally nurturing and caring school by Ofsted, other professionals, parents and visitors. Working closely with parents is a key priority for us and we aim to involve parents and carers at every opportunity. The happiness and wellbeing of our students is our number one priority. Each student has a care support team of Form Tutor, Year Leader and an Assistant Year Leader, to whom they can turn at any time. We have other staff, with specific skills, to provide additional help and advice, as necessary. At Benfield, we instil in our students a belief that they have the potential to be successful. Simply believing that they can do it, is half the battle. We see our job as providing the right guidance, environment and high quality learning to help make each student’s dreams come true. We don’t see ourselves as an ‘education machine’. While high academic marks are certainly something to aim for, they are only part of what makes a happy, confident and successful student. At Benfield School we aim to develop thoughtful, well rounded young people, who will make a positive contribution to society.


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Ethos & Values

Anthony Martin



As Headteacher of Benfield School, Newcastle it gives me great pleasure to welcome you.

Our School is a vibrant, diverse and welcoming community, which is not only an outstanding place to learn but also work.

At Benfield, we unashamedly focus on the educational outcomes of our students. We believe that this is the intrinsic purpose of running a successful school and we are exceedingly proud that we achieve this by taking a truly child centred approach. Our students are the most important people in our building.

Through our Co-Curricular Programme, we offer all students a wide array of opportunities to promote and develop additional skills by offering a wide variety of clubs, ranging from: competitive sports clubs to drama to the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award, cooking and many others. Our Co-Curricular Programme is further complemented by many trips and visits throughout the year linked to what students are learning in the classroom and further developing their cultural capital.

Ultimately, we are incredibly proud of our school and the opportunities we offer all students. Benfield is a diverse and exciting school in the heart of its community and I hope you enjoy exploring our website to see the fantastic learning that goes on within our doors.

NEAT Academy Trust is a thriving and collaborative partnership of six primary and secondary schools across the north east of England, working together to provide a first-class education for all our learners.  Each school has its own distinctive ethos and the trust protects both Church of England and non-Church schools to retain their particular designation.  We are firmly rooted in our local communities, which enables us to develop and share effective strategies to enable our pupils to improve their life chances with the support of their families.

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