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:

Pupils from all classes enjoyed the 'Sing' movie night. The hot dogs, juice and popcorn was very popular. In total, we raised £114 for challenge and development school funds.


Latest Newsletter:

School Governors

Benton Dene School @bentondenesch

17 Nov Yellow 3 enjoyed learning about Children in Need and decorated their own Pudsey Bear using cotton buds and paint! 😁… https://t.co/OQBQze4iZM

17 Nov Red 4 had a visit from the North East Ambulance Service this morning! #learning #NEAS https://t.co/85DZYm7DPX

17 Nov 17th November Newsletter 🙂 https://t.co/ym7CTVTfG5

17 Nov Red 3 enjoyed visiting @krispykremeUK as part of Enterprise! Yum yum 🍩😋 https://t.co/ATVvvURCWF

17 Nov Red 1 and 3 enjoyed a visit from @NEAmbulance this morning. We loved learning about the role of a paramedic. Thanks… https://t.co/DJ96Y8r3ij

17 Nov A group of children from Blue Zone have had an exciting afternoon at their first sports leaders session. https://t.co/49p2M5p69j

17 Nov @bentondenesch are having a Christmas fayre on Friday 8th December, 1.30pm -3pm. Please come along and show your su… https://t.co/sB8sXx69jY

16 Nov Today Yellow 3 have been taking turns with their friends playing Pop Up Pirate, it was lots of fun! 😁 https://t.co/GQ5ePMz0UT

16 Nov We have been practising our teen and ty numbers by playing the Ty (Tea) Cup Game in https://t.co/JACCGIoINj https://t.co/PYU0yBWXhh

16 Nov We are holding a Christmas Fayre on Friday 8th December 1.30pm - 3pm. It will take place in our School hall. All th… https://t.co/PANGh27X5K

15 Nov Red 4 have enjoyed singing and playing the djembe drums this afternoon! https://t.co/IRzsXqLYKB

15 Nov Red 3 have been following instructions carefully to make porridge. We added some different toppings. Yum yum! #red3… https://t.co/JsJpCF1OfL