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Physical Education (P.E.) and Sport

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.

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

Our New PE Platform

We are very excited to reveal that we have started using a new PE Platform called Jasmine. The teachers have all recieved training and are very excited to introduce the children to our new way of teaching PE skills! In the future, we are hoping to provide more opportunities for activities you can take part in, at home, if this is something you are interested in, so keep your eyes peeled!

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 
  • Cross Country 
  • Badminton
  • Mixed Pairs Tennis
  • Indoor athletics
  • Quicksticks hockey
  • Let's Dance Competition at The Brighton Dome and the Deans Partnership Dance Festivals
  • Athletics
  • Tag Rugby
  • Swimming

Look out for our lunch time clubs if you would like to have a go at a new sport!


Sports days 2021

We were so happy to have the chance to celebrate sports day again in 2021! Every year group managed to have their turn, enjoying a variety of athletic activities as well as some competitive races. The final results were:

1st - Pacific 

2nd - Indian

3rd - Arctic

4th - Atlantic



GOLD Sports Mark!

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. 


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. 


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.