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


Forthcoming Charity Dates

Friday 15th November - Children in Need – Non-school uniform and Crazy Hair Day - donation to Children in Need

Tuesday 17th December - Christmas Jumper Day - donation to Save the Children



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

Friday 26th June

Monday 29th June

Parent Information


Latest Newsletter:

Benton Dene School @bentondenesch

13 Nov RT @Red4_BDS: We celebrated Diwali last week by taking part in a carousel of activities around Red Zone. @bentondenesch #Diwali https://t.c…

12 Nov RT @widowssonsnland: @Red2_BDS @bentondenesch It’s an absolute pleasure to be able to help you and it was great to meet the staff & childre…

11 Nov RT @Red2_BDS: In Red 2 we had some great discussions about Remembrance day. We made some thank you and poppy posters. We had a 2 minute sil…

8 Nov RT @Green7_BDS: Rain hasn’t stopped play in BDS this week...we have been exploring the boat, splashing in puddles and playing in the mud ki…

8 Nov RT @Green5_BDS: We have been learning about Remembrance Day this afternoon, the children made their own Poppies 👏 #RemembranceDay2019 @bent…

8 Nov RT @Blue5_BDS: @bentondenesch In Blue 5 we have been learning about Diwali and created our own Rangoli patterns. https://t.co/kQ4OtIFuBT