Dickens Heath Community Primary School

Enabling every child to be the best version of themselves

Prepared for the next stage of education

Life Ready


We want our children to develop a set of values that will stand them in good stead now and in later life. These include a sense of community, and responsibility. Children are encouraged to be kind and considerate, and to have respect and show tolerance for all. The promotion of British values and an understanding of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural aspects of learning are at the heart of what we do.


We take every opportunity to teach strategies for building social skills, resilience and raising self-esteem. At DHCPS, these are seen as vital steps in preparing our pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.


We aim to prepare our children to have developed ‘life ready’ skills by the time they transition to secondary school.


An overview of the Life Ready skills can be seen below: