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


*Mrs Jemma Bird has raised £1,184.00 by completing her skydive challenge to raise money for school funds.
We send a huge thanks from us all here in school.
Kayaking Adventure 


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. 


BDS Teacher Training Days:

Friday 29th June 2018

Monday 2nd July 2018 


Parent Information


Latest Newsletter:

School Governors

Benton Dene School @bentondenesch

04:19 This week, Yellow 3 are learning all about how and why we need to brush our teeth twice a day. The children were ve… https://t.co/cJnN0LXnMM

03:03 We mixed two ingredients to make our sticky dough-It went ‘plop’!! Super language this afternoon 🔴👍🏻😊 #intervention… https://t.co/oq03ohw9oW

02:14 #scooping #pouring #mixing #sieving #poking #manipulating #experimenting #lotsoflearning #lookatthatface… https://t.co/TwihO7qClx

18 May Red 4 enjoyed hiking again today! Another 3 miles, and 9 pairs of very tired legs! #FridayFun #healthykids https://t.co/2RhUKkC8jH

18 May Blue Zone had a fantastic afternoon Kayaking! A huge thank you to the team @BikeKayak . https://t.co/TWMaB9lJky

17 May On our beach trip today, Yellow 3 had lots of fun creating different patterns in the sand using various mark making… https://t.co/kD5uP1o5AW