Coronavirus advice to parents


Benton Dene School remains open for “children who are vulnerable, and children whose parents are critical to the Covid-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home,” as per Government guidelines. We understand that over the course of the next few weeks, your needs may change and we would ask that you contact us, using the phone numbers below or by emailing the school office: 

Should you need to make contact directly, with either Alison McAllister, Headteacher or Moira Banks, deputy Headteacher our numbers are as follows:

Alison McAllister: 07871733461

Moira Banks: 07745782741

If you need to contact one of our Home School Link Team they are available on these school mobile phones:

Yvonne 07745669457

Tina 07745669436

We have updated policies due to the recent Covid 19 outbreak.

these can be viewed on our Policies Page.


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



Operation Encompass


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 

Training Days

Friday 26th June

Monday 29th June

Parent Information


Latest Newsletter:

Benton Dene School @bentondenesch

2 Apr RT @thebodycoach: If you missed P.E with Joe live this morning you can do it here anytime 😊💪🏼 #PEWithJoe

2 Apr RT @BDP_Year1: Just because we are trapped inside does not mean we cannot go for a hunt! @bentondeneprim @Year2Bdp @year3bdp @Year4_BDP @ye…

30 Mar RT @thebodycoach: If you missed today's workout you can do it anytime here 💪🏻 #PEWithJoe

30 Mar Please visit our new home learning page on our website with activities, advice and help for learning at home. 😊📚…

30 Mar 30.03.20 - Parent Letter

18 Mar RT @eLearning_Laura: I know I have collated resources for our @NTLearningTrust Schools and the wider community in a Google Drive/OneDrive,…