Saltdean Primary School

Who we are

Saltdean Primary School is a larger then average primary school, tucked between the Downs and the sea just outside Brighton. The school is a three-form entry primary, serving children from the ages of 4 to 11. We are a mainstream primary school, but within each year group and across the school, we cater for a wide range of special educational needs.

We have an average of 530 children on roll with approximately 30 children in each Key Stage 1 class and an average of 32 in each Key Stage 2 class. Each class is supported by a Teaching Assistant most mornings for literacy and maths sessions. In the afternoons, Teaching Assistants lead planned interventions for identified children. Our learning mentor provides pastoral and learning support for pupils within class and in one-to-one withdrawal sessions. She also runs a popular lunchtime social club and playtime book group. We run a popular breakfast club and after school club as well as a number of extra curricular activities, including; choir, karate, dance, art, ICT and football.

Specialist services and expertise available at or accessed by the school

Staff training and experience supporting children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities

We cater for many children with special educational needs and our staff have accessed training in line with these needs. Recently, staff have had training on attachment and dyslexia, to ensure we present an inclusive approach to supporting children with these identified needs in the learning environment.

Specific staff have attended:

  • SEN training (for NQTS)
  • Behaviour Management training
  • Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC)
  • Speech and Language Training, including Makaton and Narrative work
  • Early Trauma and Attachment Training
  • Theraplay Level 1 and Group Theraplay
  • Reading Interventions - ECAR, FFT
  • Maths Interventions - Numbers Count, 1st Class 1 and 2, Success@Arithmetic

We have a Speech and Language Champion teaching assistant and a designated member of staff with responsibility for speaking and listening across the school.

Read our SEN Info Report for more information on how we meet the needs of children/young people with SEND at our school


  • Accessible toilet
  • Ramp
  • Lift
  • Shower

Further information