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 Shiel

Year 6 Teacher

Mr Shiel


My name is Mr Shiel and I teach in Year 5 I have been at West Denton Primary since 2004.  In my spare time I like to exercise at the gym and ride my bike, I find this helps me relax and feel good about myself!  I also like watching films, especially at the cinema.  My favourite films of all time are the Lord of the Rings trilogy, in particular the first one.  When I get the opportunity I also like to read books, especially ones about ancient Rome and science fiction fantasy.  My favourite authors are George R Martin, Simon Scarrow, Brandon Sanderson and or course JRR Tolkien.

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