Saltdean Primary School

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Welcome to PE at Saltdean

At Saltdean Primary, we value Sport and Physical Education and work hard to ensure that all children are given equal opportunities to participate and thrive. The PE team work closely with all stakeholders to ensure we teach a consistent and varied curriculum helping children to develop a range of skills. 

Please click here to read our Sports Premium Report for the 2021-22 year. 

Please click here to read our Sports Premium Report for the 2020-21 year.

Please click here to read our Sports Premium Report for the 2019-20 year.

Please click here for the report for the Deans Sports Partnership for the 2019-20 year. 

If you have any sports related queries or wish to contact our PE coordinators at Saltdean Primary, please email 

Sports Captains

Each year the school awards a group of Year 6 children the title of Sports Captains. Our captains work closely with the PE Leadership Team to improve provision and participation across the school. With schools returning to normal this academic year, we look forward to planning this years exciting opportunities. 



As a school we take part in a variety of tournaments and sporting events throughout the year. These include including:

  • Boys and Girls Football
  • Netball
  • Indoor Cricket Competition and festival
  • Cross Country 
  • Badminton
  • Mixed Pairs Tennis
  • Indoor athletics
  • Quicksticks hockey
  • Mini mile running event
  • Let's Dance Competition at The Brighton Dome and the Deans Partnership Dance Festivals
  • Beach sports festival at Yellowave

Much of these sporting events are organised within the Deans Sports Partnership but we do attend city wide events in other sport. These include:

  • Athletics
  • Tag Rugby
  • Swimming


We are very excited to announce that we have achieved the GOLD standard for the Sports Mark. Our Sports Captains were invited to a special ceremony to collect the award. The School Games Mark is a government initiative that rewards schools for their commitment to the development of competition across the school and into the community. 

Clubs- We have a wide variety of clubs open to our children. Please check our clubs page for further details or look at the Friday Flyer for further information.  


Walk to School Week

Each year we take part in the Walk to Schools Week which is organised by Brighton and Hove. This is a great opportunity to remind our children and families about the importance of daily exercise whilst also helping our environment. We love Piers the Meercat, who regularly comes to promote and encourage Walk to School week as well as show us his dance moves! 



Sports For Schools

Team GB swimmer Joe Roebuck came to Saltdean Primary School to lead a fun, inspirational fitness circuit with the children. Every child in the school took part and cheered on their peers. Even some of the teachers joined in! The event finished with an assembly where Joe talked about some of his struggles and successes as a swimmer. This linked brilliantly to our school learning powers. Joe reminded us that we should always have a go at something new, and more importantly to persevere when things get tough. Thank you for coming to visit us Joe and Amy. 



PE Week

We have a rolling programme to celebrate PE week. It is a chance for the children to get moving and inspire them with new and exciting sports. The whole school has participated in the Daily mile each day, building up their stamina throughout the week. All children participated in PE workshops, ran by staff. These included street dance, yoga, cheerleading, stoolball, table tennis, badminton, orienteering and many others.



Will Bailey MBE.

All of the children in the school had the chance to meet Will Bailey, who is a Paralympic Gold medallist, World Champion and MBE. Will came in to show us his skills in table tennis. He was truly inspiring and spoke to the children about the Growth Mindset he had to develop to cope with losses at the start of his career. He persevered and became the Rio 2016 Table Tennis Gold medal winner. More recently, he won silver team event at the Tokyo Games. 

Will also brought in two other members of the Brighton Table Tennis team. Wen Wei Yu, a founder coach of the Brighton club and Harry Fairchild, who is the first table tennis coach with Down’s Syndrome, also spoke to the children and showed their skills.




As a school, we are very lucky to join other schools each year in the Deans Partnership trip to Eastbourne to watch the International tennis competition at Devonshire Park. 

The highlight of the day was being able to watch Andy Murray warming up for his match. Many of the children managed to get his signature. It was a fantastic day out and a wonderful opportunity for the children who attended.  


Commonwealth Games

To celebrate the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, the five schools in the Deans Partnership took part in a Torch run, supported by Maslen Estate Agents. The sports captains from Saltdean ran from Woodingdean Primary School back to Saltdean, stopping at the other schools in the partnership on the way. 

They were welcomed back by the whole school, staff and their parents. The event was ended when all the children from every class took to the field to create a circle of colour to represent one of the Commonwealth colours. 

Congratulations to the Sports Captains and their running supporters for this brilliant achievement.