Official pool opening

Yesterday we officially opened the refurbished school pool.

IMG_0040What a lucky school we are! Just look at the fantastic new facilities we have:

  • A fancy new enclosure;
  • New changing rooms.
  • New steps into the pool.
  • A shower and toilet.
  • New flooring.
  • New paving surround.
  • A new boiler and dehumidifiers.


We live by the sea, so this facility is so important for life skills, fitness and just having fun.

But IMG_0006we are lucky for a reason. It is because of the fantastic group of people that have contributed in so many different ways to provide such a great swimming pool.

Thank you to all the people/organisations that are listed at the end, and everyone how has paid for a tile/swam to raise money. We are eternally grateful.


There are some individuals that deserve a very special thanks.

The WARM WISH GROUP who have raised the most enormous sum of money to provide you with this pool.

  • Jane Hushon
  • Sarah Cotton
  • Gary Dobel
  • Sarah Gilbody
  • Frankie Hartnell
  • Gill Moger-Taylor
  • Kirsty Craib


In particular Julie Cotton, who has worked tirelessly with the Warm Wish group to raise the funds. 


The Diocese of Exeter– for their guidance and funding.

  • Raymond Twohig, Schools Capital Funding Adviser
  • Jason Down, Diocesan Schools Surveyor
  • Richard Power, Diocesan Schools Surveyor

The School Governors – William, John, Malcolm, Marcus Allen, Vicki Stone.


And last but not least…….Jane Hushon.



Jane is absolutely instrumental in running and supporting this pool. We are one of around only 5 schools in Devon to have a pool. With the Warm Wish funding, and Jane overseeing, we thank them with all our hearts.

The children celebrated the opening with an all-day fun swim!










  1. Budleigh Salterton Carnival Club – Nigel and Julie Meredith
  1. Cllr. Christine Channon (EDDC)
  1. Normans Family Charitable Trust
  1. Pennon Group PLC
  1. Gibbons Family Trust
  1. Sir John & Lady Amory’s Charitable Trust
  1. Lions Club of Budleigh
  1. Budleigh Salterton Town Council
  1. Temple Methodist Parent, Toddler and Baby Group
  1. PTA
  1. The Fryer Welfare Trust
  1. Masonic Province of Devonshire
  1. PCC, St. Peter’s Church
  1. Rotary Club of Exmouth and District
  1. Carol Harris
  1. Budleigh Salterton Conservative Association
  1. Armed Forces Community Covenant Grant
  1. Andrew Cotton
  1. Mr & Mrs White
  1. Mr. P. Sadeghi & Mrs K. Thomas
  1. Mr & Mrs Nigel Lindsay-Fynn, Lee Ford, Knowle Village, Budleigh Salterton, EX9 7AJ
  2. The Cotton Family IMG_0049
  3. Swimtime Coaches – Alain, Jackie, Kathy, Tania and Leo
  4. Sarah Gillingham
  5. Ian Crook, Ian Crook Wealth Management Limited,

And everyone who bought a tile to contribute to the fundraising.


St Peter's C of E Primary School

Moor Lane, Budleigh Salterton, Devon EX9 6QF

01395 443167

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