Welcome to Benton Dene Special School

Welcome to our website. 

We hope to show you some of the creativity and hard work that we do and let you sample some of the experiences we all share here in Benton Dene by viewing our class pages.

Browse our pages for all the information you need and stay up to date by reading our school newsletters.

Follow us on Twitter for the latest information


At Benton Dene children’s safety and welfare is of paramount importance to us. Children have a right to be protected from harm. Families have the right to expect schools to provide a safe and secure environment. Please look at our Safeguarding page for more information and also our Online Safety Section. 

If you need any further information or would like to come and
see for yourself the great work that goes on here, please do not hesitate to contact us. You will be given a very warm welcome.    

Alison McAllister-Williams


This is our school song. 


Parent View

Parent View gives you the opportunity to tell Ofsted what you think about your child’s school, for example: the quality of teaching or how you and your child feel about their learning environment.

The survey can be completed at any time; you don’t have to wait until the school is being inspected.

The information leaflets below help you to sign up and give your opinions.

Parent View Guide

Ofsted Information Leaflet about Parent 

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

Latest News:

Thank you everyone who came and supported our Christmas fair. We managed to raise £830!



BDS Teacher Training Days:

Friday 29th June 2018

Monday 2nd July 2018 


Parent Information


Latest Newsletter:

School Governors

Benton Dene School @bentondenesch

23 Jan Blue 1 have been learning new skills in gymnastics with our coach Gail 😊 https://t.co/90Ernt0pQs

19 Jan RT @NorthumbriaSF: We've had a brilliant time with pupils from @bentondenesch today in their first sport session at Sport Central. Can't wa…

19 Jan Blue Zone's Sports Leaders have had another fantastic session. @sportworks https://t.co/RHaOyvbtfQ

19 Jan 19th January - Newsletter 😀 https://t.co/sFTDZr8Hgb

19 Jan Blue 7 at the sports-ability festival. https://t.co/XCDT4R3ZJN

18 Jan Philipa in Green 4 had great fun practising circles by scratching in paint and rollering over it! She then practise… https://t.co/AuPqeSPf2v

16 Jan Red and Blue Zone have been enjoying football club on a Tuesday Lunchtime! https://t.co/mhJ2fy3srt

15 Jan Red and blue zone pupils enjoyed their first dance lunchtime club with Mark today.🎶🕺🏼💃🏼. @ANSD_School #dance #PE… https://t.co/bRAkL5pBCk

12 Jan Red 3 have had a brilliant afternoon. We loved our first skiing and tubing lesson as part of challenge and developm… https://t.co/a8vT6ZV4Nm

12 Jan As part of Challenge and Development some children from Blue Zone have been riding bikes at the Rising Sun. What a… https://t.co/snWgK0tO6K

12 Jan Newsletter - 12th January 2018 🙂 https://t.co/6x7DRwGCjY

11 Jan This week in Red 3 we have been learning about money. Today in numeracy, we used money to purchase items from the s… https://t.co/Vg4LZSMozK