The unique WDPS Life Skills Challenge program has been created because all children need a key skills-set in order to develop their potential and to make their life dreams become a reality.
All visitors help us to become enquirers and to learn and discover new things about the world.
Visiting 10 Downing Street helps us appreciate that the WDPS Core Values are reflected in fundamental ‘British Values.’
WDPS Cycle offsite multi-day challenges help us all to develop resilience and to become effective team players.
We develop higher-level thinking skills online by learning to analyse, synthesise and evaluate.
Our teachers appreciate that we are all unique individuals with different learning styles.
Learning is fun as our Teachers plan exciting learning experiences through the International Primary Curriculum (IPC).
The all–weather WDPS Mountain Bike and Running Trail helps us develop fitness, stamina and essential bike-handling skills.
We learn from different world cultures which helps shape us into well-balanced and open-minded global citizens.
In the WDPS Bushcraft Area we develop our Multiple Intelligences and self-confidence whilst learning to manage risks.


About Our School

In September 2017 we created a new school logo that was inspired by several of our children's designs. The logo  brightens up our school welcome sign.

WDPS Entrance Sign

Here is a photo of the entrance to WDPS before September 2017.
West Denton School Present Day pic
... and how it looked in 1955.
West Denton school-1955
West Denton Primary School was built in 1955, when it was opened as a separate infant and junior school occupying two floors. In the early 1970’s, as a result of the introduction of the 3-tier system, the school became a first school occupying the ground floor

An annexe containing 4 classrooms and a separate nursery pre-fab was also added during the 1970’s these have now been demolished and a new extension was built in 2001.

West Denton Primary School caters for children age 4 – 11 years. We also have a nursery, which provides 52 part-time places for children aged 3 +. The school has extensive grounds and secure play areas.

The school has recently added to the main building a £1 million extension consisting of 6 new classrooms completely fitted with furniture and ICT equipment, a new 32 station state of the art ICT suite and a library. This building houses our 7-11 year olds. The building is joined on to the main school with a lovely bright and spacious entrance area.

About West Denton

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described West Denton like this:

"DENTON (West), a township in Newburn parish, Northumberland; on the Roman wall, near the river Tyne, 4¼ miles WNW of Newcastle-upon Tyne. Acres, 329. Pop., 466. Houses, 97.

Children in The Playground West Denton First School
Children in The Playground West Denton First School
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