Salusbury Primary School


At our school, we take the power of sport, physical education and activity very seriously and see it as a critical player in ensuring our children are physically and mentally healthy

We want every child to be:

  • Competent and confident physically
  • Demonstrate enjoyment and commitment when developing and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle
  • Competitive successfully at their own level


Competent and confident physically and mentally

Our expectation is that every child will benefit from outstanding PE provision and be physically competent and confident through the planned, progressive curriculum and comprehensive extra-curricular programme.

Research has proven the role that PE and sport can play in the development of the whole child and in ensuring all round well-being. Our extensive curricular and extra-curricular offer promotes and supports this.

We expect the values developed through PE and sport to transfer in to other areas of our children’s lives, from academic to attendance and behaviour. 

 Demonstrate enjoyment and commitment when developing  a healthy, active lifestyle

Our school is committed to developing the health and well-being of all of our school community through physical activity.

We provide a range of opportunities and experiences to ensure that children know and understand how to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. This includes being physically active as well as learning about food and nutrition, self care, healthy relationships and mental health. Our curriculum is comprehensive and places this element of children’s education as a priority area.

We aim for children to be physically active following the Chief Medical Officer’s guidance.  We take part in the Daily Mile and the children are offered a range of physical activities during break and lunch time. This is supported by the raft of activities on offer beyond the school day which ensure children leave our school with the desire to continue to be physically active and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

By exposing children to a range of niche sports we hope that each child will find the sport they enjoy the most and can work to develop.

Being Competitive

At Salusbury, we believe competitive sport is crucial and we provide many ways for children to engage with this at their level. Our children understand that winning is important, but also that the enjoyment of competitive sport and knowing that they have tried their best are equally as valuable. The Platinum Games Award is awarded to schools who provide all abilities of pupils an opportunity to take part in competitive sport. In Key Stage 2 children have the opportunity to be part of a number of sports teams that play local schools and they will also have team games within the PE curriculum.

As a school, we value the benefits that sport bring. The values of passion, teamwork, determination, honesty, respect and self-belief which cannot be underestimated in sport but also in life. 

The opportunity to win brings with it in equal measures the risk of defeat. It is these experiences which will shape the lives of our children, a life that will undoubtedly provide them with setbacks and challenges. Competitive sport provides our children with the opportunity to win modestly and lose gracefully. Not every child will be a world champion, but every child should have the opportunity to take part, compete and learn from the experiences of winning and losing.