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
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
Number of pupils
Open date
Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
28 September 2021
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
Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Marianne Allan Appointed by GB/board 27 September 2021 28 September 2025


Name Appointed by From To
Daley Barber-Allen Appointed by GB/board 9 October 2017 8 October 2025
Helen Richardson Appointed by GB/board 27 September 2021 28 September 2025
Mark Beverley Appointed by foundation/Trust 31 July 2021 31 July 2025
Sarah McGow Appointed by GB/board 6 October 2020 6 October 2023
Eleanor Dobson Appointed by GB/board 18 January 2016 19 January 2023
Kerry Clegg Appointed by GB/board 26 November 2018 25 November 2022
Sue Wilson Appointed by GB/board 16 November 2015 15 November 2021

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Karen Hamilton Governor Appointed by GB/board 16 March 2020 24 September 2021
Alison McAllister-Williams Governor Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2017 31 August 2021
Susanne Wood Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 21 November 2018 31 July 2021
Mark Beverley Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 8 July 2017 7 July 2021
Tracy Bell Governor Appointed by GB/board 5 March 2018 31 December 2020
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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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