Longbenton Community College

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Longbenton High School
Type Foundation school
Headteacher Mr P Quinn
Location Hailsham Avenue
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE12 8ER
Coordinates: 55°01′07″N 1°34′27″W / 55.01852°N 1.57415°W / 55.01852; -1.57415
Local authority North Tyneside
DfE number 392/4039
DfE URN 108645 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1010
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Website Longbenton High School
West Building

Longbenton High School is a large secondary school located in Benton, North Tyneside, England. Operating under the two-tier system in North Tyneside, the school takes students from age 11-18. It was a specialist Technology College, and has advanced ICT facilities and a City Learning Centre (see below) with some facilities for non-LBCC students.

Longbenton High School was part of the North-West Cluster, which also includes George Stephenson High School and Seaton Burn College.


East Building

The school was originally built in, and opened officially for the new year in September 1953. It was originally named after Thomas Addison and the girls and boys were kept separate. What is now East was the girls' side, and what is now West was the boys' side. What is now the HMT block was the girls canteen. At some point, likely in the 1960s[citation needed], the school was turned into a mixed college and became known as Longbenton High School.

Some time ago the school decided to reach out into the community and started adult teaching classes, often outside of school hours. It then became known as Longbenton Community High School. Eventually that became Longbenton Community College. As of September 2016, it is known as Longbenton High School.


The library was the only room that can be used exclusively by Longbenton High School students. It has computers and a wide range of reading material.


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