Dear Parents, Carers and Visitors to our School

A very warm welcome to Benton Dene Primary School. My name is Jill Wraith and I am lucky to have a brilliant job - being the Headteacher of this wonderful school.

Formerly known as Goathland Primary School, we moved into our brand new building in June 2010 on the site of Longbenton Community College, together with the formerly known Glebe school (now known as Benton Dene School). Both schools are co-located in an integrated primary learning campus.

The Benton Dene Schools’ Campus offers a state-of-the-art and innovative approach to inclusive learning, and features specialist classrooms, sports and health areas, a nursery, out of school club and community facilities. Whilst we are two separate schools, we share many of the general and specialist facilities, working collaboratively with parents, governors, staff and pupils to provide a range of fantastic learning opportunities.

Our school was named as ‘an Outstanding School’ by OFSTED (January 2007 and again in June 2012) and we are a National School of Creativity. In addition, we are a National Support School and we hold many nationally recognised awards including, Artsmark Gold, Activemark, Inclusion Quality Mark, International School Award and National Leadership Development School.

We have high expectations of our children and set challenging targets for them. Every child is encouraged to reach their full potential and we recognise that every child is special and has their own contribution to make.

The staff at Benton Dene Primary are dedicated, hardworking and experienced. We provide a calm and caring atmosphere in school and we foster a hardworking ethos based on an enjoyment of learning. We expect a great deal from our children and they do not disappoint us.

We have an extremely positive partnership with our parents and community and we have a very supportive and active Parent & Friends Association (FOBs), School Council and Governing Body. We are very proud of our reputation as a warm, welcoming family school.

The Staff and Governors are continually seeking the views of parents, carers and visitors to our School. We recognise that parents play an important role in the education of their children and as such we welcome your support and co-operation in making your child’s time at Benton Dene Primary enjoyable. We encourage parents and carers to discuss any concerns or issues with us. Please call in at any time to see me or to make an appointment if I am not available.

All members of the staff and I will value discussing any aspect of your child's education and general welfare.

Jill Wraith - Headteacher


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Sports Day 2018

  • Luke was 'achievement award' for his dancing and that he comes to school so cheerfully even when he has been training or up late for a competition. 
  • Leon is nominated for the 'can do' award for his extremely positive attitude.

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Slimming World will be holding sessions at our school every Wednesday 5.30pm – 9.00pm if anyone would like to join, there are leaflets in the foyer.

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Sports Day
A big thank you to all of the Parents, Grandparents, family and friends who came along on Wednesday and supported our children during their Sports Day. An equally big thank you and well done to all of our children who ran, jumped, skipped and threw in such testing conditions! We hope that they all enjoyed it. M Jarvis

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Benton Dene Primary @bentondeneprim

5 Aug RT @BentonDeneOOSC: First trip to Gosforth Central Park. Is that a cheeky monkey up the tree? 🐡

2 Aug RT @BentonDeneOOSC: I love the reflections in this photo. Fab day at Druridge Bay country park and beach 😊

2 Aug RT @BentonDeneOOSC: Some of my fantastic staff. We have as much fun as the kiddies 😊

2 Aug RT @BentonDeneOOSC: Stepping stones at Druridge Bay πŸ˜†

1 Aug RT @BentonDeneOOSC: Fantastic day at Saltwell Park yesterday 😊

20 Jul RT @BDP_3AF: We've had a fabulous last day in Year 2! Thank you to my lovely class and their families for the incredibly kind gifts and car…

20 Jul RT @year3bdp: @bentondeneprim A huge thank you to all of Year 3 for your generous end of year gifts! Greatly appreciated! Happy holidays.

20 Jul Newsletter 4th September. Have a good summer everyone. πŸ˜€πŸ‘