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Lower Darwen Primary School: We are proud of our school!
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Lower Darwen Primary School: We are proud of our school!

Sport at LDPS

You can find out about how the school spends its School Sports Premium Grant and what impact this and other expenditure has on sport and physical activity at LDPS in the information section of the school website.


Sport at Lower Darwen Primary School


At Lower Darwen Primary School, there is a wealth of sporting opportunities available. 


Each year, we participate in the following activities: gymnastics, cricket, boccia, cross country, football, hockey, netball, paralympics, quad kids athletics, rounders, sports hall athletics, summer athletics, swimming, tag rugby and tennis.


Various after school clubs help train the children to participate in the competitions and be selected for the team.


The school also employs the professional sports coach Phil Eastwood who coaches a variety of sports and multi-skills activities to our children. Year 1 teacher Emily Clemson manages many of our competitive sports team, but many of our staff coach a range of sporting activities from tennis to gymnastics and dance.


We are proud of our many sporting achievements. The school believes that competitive sport is important and that children learn to both win and lose in the correct manner. At Lower Darwen, we believe that sport and physical activity is for everyone regardless of ability, sex, race, or disability. We provide sporting opportunities for all our children whilst encouraging and developing our elite and talented pupils. The children also participate in the Daily Mile.

PE Quality Mark

In July 2017, Lower Darwen Primary School was awarded the Quality Mark for Physical Education and Sport.


This was an accolade to the commitment and dedication our pupils and staff put into PE and Sport. To achieve this award, the school had to demonstrate how their work is sustainable and supports other areas of the curriculum as well as promoting fitness and well being.  LDPS believes that exhibiting excellent sporting behaviour is paramount when representing the school competitively, taking part in lessons and the playground. 


LDPS Sporting Values

The school promotes the following sporting values with our pupils. These are linked to the school's ethos and behaviour system.


  • Be ambitious...   pupils who work hard and do not give up on their goals
  • Be inspiring...  pupils who set a great example to others
  • Be connected...  pupils who show great teamwork and work well with others
  • Be fair...    pupils who are considerate and think of others positively (including other team members, referees and umpires)