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Benfield School
Benfield Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE6 4NU
Benfield School is a non-selective academy. It has about 1,050 boys and girls aged between 11 and 18. In March 2020 the school was rated ‘Requires Improvement’ by Ofsted. The present school opened in 2017.
This school is a member of Newcastle East Academy Trust. (St Hild's Church of England School is also a member.)
Particular strengths include Admissions, Finances and Environment. Relative weaknesses include Attendance and Destinations.
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Admissions: Above average. The occupancy rate is quite low and the offer rate is quite high. There is no compulsory entrance exam.
Finances: Above average. The school budget has been roughly in balance
Environment: Above average. Air pollution and traffic accidents are quite low, while crime is roughly average.
Representation: Slightly out of balance. The socio-economic mix is out of balance with the local community, while ethnic representation is in balance with the local community. Show details
Disadvantaged pupils: About average. Progress up to age 16 is poor. Destinations at 16 are poor. Progress at 16-18 is poor. Destinations at 18 (allowing for attainment) are excellent.
Sixth form: Below average. Attainment is poor, progress is poor and destinations at 18 (allowing for attainment) are below average.
Destinations: Poor. The proportion of students going on to education or training at 16 is very low, while at 18 (allowing for attainment) it is quite low. Show details
Attainment: Poor. Attainment at the ages of 16 and 18 are both poor. (This doesn't take into account pupils' prior performance. For that, see Progress.)
Progress: Poor. Progress up to the ages of 16 and 18 are both poor. (This takes into account pupils' prior performance. For information about actual grades, see Attainment.)
Attendance: Poor. Pupil absence rates and the incidence of persistent absence are both very high.

Schools often provide or emphasise different subjects, especially in fields such as languages and the arts. The charts below show the relative popularities of exam subjects commonly sat at this school.
Popular GCSE subjects
Proportions of pupils entering in 2022
No A-level data

Provision for special educational needs
 Autistic spectrum disorder  Physical disability
Source: Department for Education. For full, up-to-date details, always ask a representative of the school.
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