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.

Mr MingStones

Head Teacher

Mr Mingstones


I have enjoyed working at West Denton Primary School since 2010. Previous job roles include working as an Advanced Skills Teacher (Brain-based Learning) for Newcastle Local Authority, developing schools as a Deputy Head Teacher and setting up schools in Indonesia and Egypt.

My educational research has focused on developing children’s Intelligences and Higher-level Thinking Skills through the Target-setting Process.

Outside of school I enjoy being outdoors with my family. I enjoy all outdoor pursuits especially climbing. I keep fit by cycling or running to work and by training and competing with my running club.

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