Establishment Benfield School

URN: 144271

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Address
Benfield Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE6 4NU
Local authority
Newcastle upon Tyne (391)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Richard Carr
Phase of education
Secondary
School type
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Academy trust
NEAT ACADEMY TRUST
Academy sponsor
NEAT Academy Trust
Gender of entry
Mixed
ID
URN: 144271, DfE number: 391/4480
UKPRN: 10063847
Establishment status
Open
Admissions policy
Non-selective
Telephone
01912656091
Ofsted rating
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 4 March 2020)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Diocese
Not applicable
Religious ethos
Does not apply
Boarders
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
977
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 May 2017
Reason establishment opened
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Has Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
53.2%
Date last changed / confirmed
6 October 2021
Type of SEN provision
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder and PD - Physical Disability
Type of resourced provision
Resourced provision and SEN unit
Resourced provision number on roll
7
Resourced provision capacity
4
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
24
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
25
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Gail Rochester Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 19 October 2018 18 October 2025

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Dan Kane Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 15 November 2021 14 November 2025
Joanne Little Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 15 November 2021 14 November 2025
Tim McCollum Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 15 November 2021 14 November 2025
Angela Rose Birt Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 19 October 2018 18 October 2025
Rebecca Nicholson Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 10 July 2021 9 July 2025
Sarah Studholme Not recorded Elected by parents 29 June 2021 28 June 2025
Carolyn Reay Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 17 March 2021 16 March 2025
Stephanie Murray Not recorded Elected by school staff 11 March 2021 10 March 2025
Philip Anderson Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 5 July 2019 4 July 2023
Richard Carr Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2018 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Ray Blythe Local governor Elected by parents 18 June 2019 22 October 2021
Karl Dixon-Myers Local governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 21 January 2019 20 August 2021
Shaun Edge Local governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 21 January 2019 19 May 2021
Eleanor Rickard Local governor Elected by school staff 20 December 2018 31 December 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
Government office region (GOR)
North East
District
Newcastle upon Tyne
Ward
Walkergate
Parliamentary constituency
Newcastle upon Tyne East
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
E08000021
Easting
428294
Northing
566235
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Newcastle upon Tyne 020
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Newcastle upon Tyne 020C
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