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


We are proud to be a National School Breakfast Programme school.
We are happy to offer a healthy breakfast to all our children and we welcome your child to join us for a great start to their day, with magic bagels. 
Our breakfast starts at: Monday 4th February at 8.45am.
And is held in their own classroom on arrival into school.


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.

Some comments from Parents:

"The school is a fabulous school and the progress my child has made in such a short period of time is down to the high
quality teaching and learning and the highly effective leadership." 

"Benton Dene is an excellent school. The staff are highly skilled and dedicated. We are so relieved our son was given a
place here, he is happy and has made some lovely friends."

"My daughter has become more confident and her ability to read and write is getting better all of the time. So

Parent View Guide

Ofsted Information Leaflet about Parent 

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

Training Days

28th June 2019

1st July 2019

Parent Information


Latest Newsletter:

Benton Dene School @bentondenesch

15 Feb Newsletter 15th February 🙂 https://t.co/yQOhJerqjj

15 Feb RT @Green5_BDS: We have been learning about high notes and low notes in music. Seth is making excellent progress learning how to play Twink…

15 Feb RT @Red4_BDS: Red 4 have been tasting some Spanish food this afternoon. They enjoyed the ‘jamon’ but were not too impressed with the olives…

15 Feb RT @Green5_BDS: The year 2 children in Green 5 have been exploring the effects of wax applied to paper before painting. https://t.co/W0aZfa…

14 Feb RT @PDSA_HQ: @Red2_BDS @bentondenesch Big well done to all involved and thanks so much for helping us treat poorly pets! 🐾❤️ #GetPetWise

14 Feb RT @Yellow3_BDS: To celebrate Valentines Day we decorated heart shaped biscuits and the children took them home 😀❤️ #HappyValentines @bento…