Welcome to Benton Dene Primary School
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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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
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.
Benton Dene Primary @bentondeneprim
20 Apr ☀️23rd April Newsletter ☀️ https://t.co/aJXRojAfOm
20 Apr RT @Year4_BDP: This morning year 4 are fine tuning their individual skipipping skills in preparation for the skipping festival later this y…
20 Apr RT @BDP_3AF: Year 2 have been busy beginning their new 'Australia' topic this week! Our favourite activities have been linked to the Aborig…
20 Apr RT @Year4_BDP: Today our whole school took part in the Daily Mile Challenge #DailyMile Well done to everyone who ran, jogged or walked the…
18 Apr RT @year3bdp: @bentondeneprim Calling all junior scientists... Information about a science related family event organised by Northumberland…
18 Apr RT @Year4_BDP: Year 4 have begun reading the book ‘ Beowulf ‘. Today we have looked at the story setting, descriptions of main characters a…
18 Apr A reminder to buy tickets for the FOBS movie night tomorrow. Captain Underpants and Smurfs £3 per ticket including hot dog😁
18 Apr Don’t forget about FOBS Movie Night tomorrow 3:30-5:30pm. Tickets available from the school office. £3 per child. 🎥… https://t.co/lm3GPbqEiv