Benfield School

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Benfield School
Type Community School
Specialism Sports
Location Benfield Road
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE6 4NU
 England Coordinates: 54°59′24″N 1°33′34″W / 54.98991°N 1.55936°W / 54.98991; -1.55936
Local authority Newcastle upon Tyne
DfE URN 108526
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Website www.benfield-school.co.uk

Benfield School is an 11–18 state comprehensive school in Walkergate, Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Its pupils come from a large area of Newcastle's east end including Byker, Heaton, Walker, Walkergate and Walkerville.

Benfield was opened in the 1960s as one of the first purpose-built comprehensive schools in England, and over the years has built up a reputation as a sports college. The school currently boasts the North of England gymnastics centre and all-weather floodlit football, rugby and basketball pitches, badminton courts along with ordinary pitches, tennis courts, a gym and a recently renovated swimming pool.

Benfield has recently undergone a makeover which saw the school completely refurbished with wider corridors, extra work areas for staff and students and a modern appearance.

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