Establishment Benton Dene School

URN: 108655

Foundation special school

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Hailsham Avenue, Longbenton, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE12 8FD
Local authority:
North Tyneside (392)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mrs Alison McAllister-Williams
Age range: Help with age range field
3 to 11
Phase of education:
Not applicable
School type:
Foundation special school
Gender of entry:
URN: 108655, DfE number: 392/7004
UKPRN: 10077003
Establishment status:
Admissions policy:
Not applicable
Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 29 March 2017)
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Religious character:
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Not applicable
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Open date / Reason:
Not recorded
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Closed date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
Has Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals: Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field
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Type of SEN provision:
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health and MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Marianne Allan Appointed by GB/board 23/09/2018 12/11/2021


Name Appointed by From To
Karen Hamilton Appointed by GB/board 16/03/2020 15/03/2024
Eleanor Dobson Appointed by GB/board 18/01/2016 19/01/2023
Kerry Clegg Appointed by GB/board 26/11/2018 25/11/2022
Susanne Wood Appointed by foundation/Trust 21/11/2018 20/11/2022
Tracy Bell Appointed by GB/board 05/03/2018 04/03/2022
Sue Wilson Appointed by GB/board 16/11/2015 15/11/2021
Daley Barber-Allen Appointed by GB/board 09/10/2017 08/10/2021
Alison McAllister-Williams Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2017 31/08/2021
Mark Beverley Appointed by foundation/Trust 08/07/2017 07/07/2021
Helen Richardson Elected by school staff 14/11/2016 13/11/2020

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
John Thompson Governor Appointed by GB/board 19/09/2016 31/08/2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
North of England
Government office region (GOR):
North East
North Tyneside
Parliamentary constituency:
North Tyneside
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
Census ward:
Middle super output area (MSOA):
North Tyneside 019
Lower super output area (LSOA):
North Tyneside 019A

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School capacity

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Free school meals

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