Establishment Benfield School

URN: 144271

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Benfield Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE6 4NU
Local authority:
Newcastle upon Tyne (391)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mr Richard Carr
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URN: 144271, DfE number: 391/4480
UKPRN: 10063847
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Ofsted rating:
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 04 March 2020)
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Religious character:
Does not apply
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Religious ethos:
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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Not applicable
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Special classes:
Has Special Classes
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Type of SEN provision:
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder and PD - Physical Disability
Type of resourced provision:
Resourced provision and SEN unit
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Chair of local governing body

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Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Philip Anderson Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 05/07/2019 04/07/2023
Ray Blythe Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 18/06/2019 17/06/2023
Karl Dixon-Myers Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 21/01/2019 20/01/2023
Shaun Edge Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 21/01/2019 20/01/2023
Eleanor Rickard Not recorded Elected by school staff 20/12/2018 19/12/2022
Angela Rose Birt Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 19/10/2018 18/10/2021
Gail Rochester Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 19/10/2018 18/10/2021
Rebecca Nicholson Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 27/06/2018 26/06/2021
Sarah Studholme Not recorded Elected by parents 21/02/2018 19/02/2021
Richard Carr Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2018 Not recorded

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Name Role Appointed by From To
Michael White Chair of local governing body Appointed by foundation/Trust 03/04/2019 10/11/2020
Alison Young Local governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 21/07/2017 20/07/2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
North of England
Government office region (GOR):
North East
Newcastle upon Tyne
Parliamentary constituency:
Newcastle upon Tyne East
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
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Middle super output area (MSOA):
Newcastle upon Tyne 020
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Newcastle upon Tyne 020C

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