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



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. 

Parent Information


Latest Newsletter:

Benton Dene School @bentondenesch

12 Dec RT @Red1_BDS: Red 1 have been reading The Cat in the Hat poem during literacy. We made Cat in the Hat masks during Art. @bentondenesch #cre…

12 Dec RT @Green5_BDS: Green 5 visited the garden centre to look at the lights and listen to the different sounds. https://t.co/s6axw3p8nI

11 Dec RT @Yellow3_BDS: The children have enjoyed making their Christmas tree decorations out of salt dough today. Once they have dried, the child…

11 Dec RT @Red2_BDS: Red2 have started their Christmas preparations! Well done boys #christmasartactivities @bentondenesch https://t.co/3buI3yOEFU

10 Dec RT @Yellow3_BDS: Thank you to everyone that came to the Christmas Fair on Friday & bought ‘Sweet Treats’ from our stall. The children reall…

10 Dec RT @Green7_BDS: We’ve had a fabulous trip today to Northumberland Park. We walked, travelled on the metro, ate lunch at the cafe, fed the d…