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


If you would like a paper copy or require a copy of anything from our website in a different language please contact the School office 0191 643 2730

Some Memorable Moments this half term - Autumn Term

Please note: If you are using sat-nav, use the postcode NE12 8ER 


Year 6 SATS Information

Staying safe - Notice

Events Calendar


New School Facebook Page

Community News:
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.

Latest News:

Parent View


BDP Twitter

Benton Dene Primary @bentondeneprim

15 Jun RT @MarcJarvis7: Arrived & warning up for the skipping festival @bentondeneprim @skippingschool1 @Year4_BDP

15 Jun RT @MarcJarvis7: Our individual skipping winners as well as 2018 skip dance winners! Thanks to Mrs Batey for her fine tuning 👍@bentondenepr…

15 Jun Dads, Lads & Grandads Events this week 👏🧔👨🧑

15 Jun 18th June 2018 - Newsletter 👍🙂

15 Jun RT @Year4_BDP: White eggs have been soaking in different liquids for 3 days now. This morning we checked on them and some were dramatically…

14 Jun RT @year3bdp: @bentondeneprim A bit of science in our English lesson today - or was it magic? Writing an instructional text for model "floa…

13 Jun RT @year3bdp: @bentondeneprim Quiz, cookies and construction with computers. Great way to spend a Wednesday morning! Thank you so much to a…

13 Jun RT @year3bdp: @bentondeneprim Modelling the process of fossil formation at science club... good job we only have to wait until next week ra…