Benton Park School
Leeds, United Kingdom
About Benton Park School
Benton Park School is a mixed, mainstream, non-denominational school located in Rawton, Leeds. The school has a sixth form and admits students aged 11-18.
Benton Park School was founded in 1838 by Joseph Riley. It was built on the grounds of the old Benton Park house. It was demolished in 1957 but rebuilt by Sir John Burnet, Tait and Partners in the late 1950s.
Values and vision
Benton Park School aims to create a climate for great learning, success and opportunity. To achieve this, its ethos focuses on celebrating student achievement, producing a solid and well-balanced curriculum, providing relevant and exciting learning opportunities for all, and promoting student leadership.
With a strong focus on mentoring and academic excellence, Benton Park School provides a base for students to excel. A reward system celebrates achievement. Celebration assemblies, positive feedback and reward trips all enhance the student experience and maintain a love of learning.
“Teaching is good. Teachers know their subjects well. Their expertise and enthusiasm motivates students to learn and questions are used effectively to challenge students’ thinking. Students enjoy learning in a harmonious community. Attendance has improved and in Key Stages 3 and 4 is now about average. Students are provided with many varied opportunities to experience life beyond the classroom. They show a good understanding of British values, develop tolerance and respect for cultural diversity and, as a result, are well prepared for modern life in Britain.”