Welcome from the Headteacher

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.

Mr A Martin

Headteacher of Benfield School

Founded 1967

Benfield School in Newcastle was the first purpose built comprehensive school in the United Kingdom, following the reorganisation of education in England. The old North View County School was closed with all pupils transfering to the new school site on Benfield Road.

Benfield quickly built a reputation for sporting excellence not just within the city, but throughout the North East.

The Benfield lion symbolises courage and valour.