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.

RE Curriculum.

Religious and moral education takes place across all phases at WDPS. Emphasis is placed on valuing and respecting each other as individuals and establishing a code of conduct for life, broadly based in a Christian ethos. The beliefs and customs of other religions are also taught with links within them highlighted.

The WDPS Core Values (‘Learner Profile’ and ‘Attitudes to Promote’) are embedded in the children’s learning experiences in the International Primary Curriculum and the WDPS Life Skills Challenge modules 'WDPS Resilience’ and ‘WDPS I Can Do It!'.

At WDPS, during Religious Education lessons, the children develop Attitudes to Promote’ of caring, well-balanced, enquirers, thinkers, principled, open-minded and reflective and the ‘Learner Profile’ values of curiosity, respect, appreciation, tolerance, empathy and integrity.

Themes studied throughout West Denton Primary School:

Faith Communities; Festivals and Celebrations; Sacred Writings; Religious Teachers; Beliefs and Practice; Talking about God; World Faiths.

Units of work:

Foundation stage:

  • The Importance of Belonging
  • Harvest Festivals
  • Friends of Jesus

Key Stage 1 (Phase 1):

  • Expressions of Belonging
  • Christmas and Hanukkah
  • Easter
  • Introduction to the Bible through Characters and Stories
  • Teaching through Stories
  • Christian Beliefs and Practice
  • Ideas about God in Christianity and Judaism
  • Judaism: Torah and Shabbat
  • Judaism: Beliefs and Practice

Lower Key Stage 2 (Phase 2):

  • Expressions of Identity

           a)      Meanings within Christmas and Diwali
           b)      Meanings within Easter

  • Contents and Significance of the Bible
  • The Person of Jesus
  • Religions in the Local Community
  • The Meaning of Signs and Symbols in Religion
  • Hinduism: God and Worship in the Home
  • Hinduism: Beliefs and Practice

Upper Key Stage 2 (Phase 3):

  • Places of Worship
  • The Importance of Worship
  • Origins and Composition of the Bible
  • People’s Perspectives and Impressions of Jesus
  • The Influence of Faith on Believers
  • God as Spirit
  • Islam: Muhammad
  • Islam: The Qur’an
  • Islam: The Five Pillars
  • Islam: The Role of the Mosque



For children over the age of five, WDPS ensures it covers the statutory knowledge, skills and understanding from the English National Curriculum which is made up of these subjects:

PSHE with Citizenship Design Technology Art & Design Geography History RE Music PE Science Computing English Mathematics Modern Foreign Languages Early Years Curriculum International Primary Curriculum