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.

Pupil Info

This is West Denton Primary School Kids' Zone, here you will find links to games, class pages, school clubs and information about the house system.

School Houses

The house system is an integral part of life at West Denton Primary School. The house system creates opportunities for multi-age team work and challenges. Each child belongs to one of the Houses and they can earn points for their House through living out the West Denton Primary School Core Values as embodied by our ‘Learner Profile’ and ‘Attitudes to Promote’.

The children decided on four inspirational North East role models for the names of the Houses:

Armstrong House
Armstrong House Shield

Lord William Armstrong was born in Shieldfield, Newcastle upon Tyne. He designed a piston engine, was a Fellow of the Royal Society and his house (Cragside) was the first in the world to be lit by hydro-electricity.

Shearer House.
Shearer House Shield

Alan Shearer was born in Newcastle upon Tyne. He is widely considered as one of England's best ever strikers, being both Newcastle's and the Premier League's record goal scorer. Shearer is an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Cookson House. 
Cookson House Shield

Dame Catherine Cookson DBE  was born in Tyne Dock, South Shields. She became the United Kingdom's most widely read novelist, with sales topping 100 million and her books were inspired by her deprived youth in North East England, the setting for her novels. Armstrong House.  

Collingwood House.   
Collingwood House Shield

Admiral Collingwood was born in Newcastle upon Tyne. At the age of eleven, he went to sea as a volunteer on board the frigate HMS Shannon.  He received the distinction of three gold medals for service during the wars against France.  

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At West Denton we believe in promoting a healthy lifestyle, this includes eating a healthy balanced diet. Below are some links to games and information about healthy eating and an active lifestyle.   

This website contains some great games and activities to help you get your kids excited about fruits and vegetables and help them start eating more. Enjoy!food a fact of life

Food - a fact of life provides a progressive approach to teaching about healthy eating, cooking, food and farming from 3 to 16 years. Their site provides a wealth of free resources to stimulate learning, ensuring that consistent and up-to-date messages are delivered.

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Links to Games and Info
A digital learning space for your pupils and a toolkit for you, so that you can search, plan, allocate and assess all in one place.
Mathletics is an engaging, supportive online learning resource - targeted to the various national maths curricula of the UK, from Foundation to Key Stage 5.

Do You Know How to Keep Safe Online?
Top Tips

Don’t tell people online where you live, your phone number or where you go to school.
Don’t send pictures to people you don’t know.
Never arrange to meet up with people you meet online or don't know in the real world.
Tell a grown up if you feel scared or unhappy about anything.
Don't open emails from people you don't know.

Being Smart Rules


Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information when you’re chatting or posting online. Personal information includes your email address, phone number and password.


Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Only do so with your parents’ or carers’ permission and even then only when they can be present. Remember online friends are still strangers even if you have been talking to them for a long time.


Accepting emails, IM messages, or opening files, pictures or texts from people you don’t know or trust can lead to problems – they may contain viruses or nasty messages!


Someone online might lie about who they are and information on the internet may not be true. Always check information with other websites, books or someone who knows. If you like chatting online it’s best to only chat to your real world friends and family.


Tell your parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, or if you or someone you know is being bullied online.

There are some great websites to help you stay safe online click the links below to get more information and play games to