Wellfield Middle School

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Wellfield Middle School
Wellfield Middle School logo 2.png
Motto We Care
Type Comprehensive school
Head of School Mrs S Winter
Location Kielder Road
Whitley Bay
Tyne and Wear
Local authority North Tyneside
Students 300 (approx)
Houses Warkworth, Alnwick and Bamburgh
Colours Burgundy
Website www.wellfieldmiddleschool.org.uk

Wellfield Middle School is located in Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, serving the areas of Wellfield, Earsdon and Monkseaton. In 2015 it had about 300 pupils on its roll from the ages of 9 up to 13.


Prior to 1972 there was a primary school in Wellfield. With Northumberland's creation of a three-tier education system, the school was divided into a First School (South Wellfield First School) and a Middle school (originally called South Wellfield Middle School).

In 1993, South Wellfield Middle School and other schools were threatened with closure by North Tyneside Council with a view to reduce surplus places. After a campaign by staff, parents and pupils to keep the school open, the school successfully applied in 1994 to become one of the few grant-maintained schools in North East England.[1]

Following this success, the school changed its name in September 1994 to Wellfield Middle School (Grant-Maintained). When grant-maintained status was abolished, it became known simply as Wellfield Middle School.


Pupils at Wellfield complete their KS2 SATs tests in Year 6. Wellfield, along with all other schools in England, have their results published on the DfES website.[2]

Reading test Maths test SPAG test Writing TA
Level 4 and above 94% 97% 78% 81%
Level 5 and above 56% 49% 56% 27%

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Coordinates: 55°02′28.6″N 1°29′30.4″W / 55.041278°N 1.491778°W / 55.041278; -1.491778