Benfield School

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Benfield School
Type Community School
Location Benfield Road
Tyne and Wear
 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

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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