Sandal Castle VA Community Primary School

A Church of England school serving the Community since 1686

Headteacher: Mrs Nichola Russell
Telephone: 01924 303525
Email: headteacher@sandal.wakefield.sch.uk
Address: Barnsley Road, Sandal, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 6AS

Diocese of Leeds
COVID-19 self-test kit collection trial From WC 12th April 2021, Households who agree to take part in the trial will be able to collect self-test kits which enable testing at home. This will enable all members of the household to carry out twice weekly testing. If you would like to take part in the trial, please email headteacher@sandal.wakefield.sch.uk or return the consent slip. Thank you

Sandal Castle VA Community Primary School

"Education is the most powerful weapon for changing the world" Nelson Mandela

Welcome to Sandal Castle VA Community Primary School


COVID Self Test Kit Collection

Thank you to all families who have confirmed that they would like to take part

in the self-test kit collection trial.

Tests can be collected from the main reception on Thursday 15th April 2021

or Friday 16th April 2021 between 9.30am and 1.30pm.

A designated area will be established for you to enter school to collect your allocation.

The first allocation will be for 3.5 weeks per person.

We will notify you of further collection dates and times to collect the

following allocation of tests for the second period of 3.5 weeks .

Please adhere to social distancing should you need to wait to be given your tests.

Thank you



13.4.21

Self-Test Kit Collection Trial

We have received confirmation today that the kits are not for children – purely for household bubbles.

As per normal guidelines, children 11+ are already receiving tests through their secondary school.

Please email headteacher@sandal.wakefield.sch.uk or return the consent slip to school to take part.

Thank you.



9.4.21 Year 5 Bikeability

Year 5 Bikeability

  • Non - uniform - warm, suitable clothing as the training will go head regardless of weather conditions.
  • Children can bring spare clothes to change into should they get wet.
  • Please access school via your usual entrance and at your usual start time.
  • Bikes are brought into school via the same entrance and wheeled out to the cellar for safe keeping.
  • Locks for bikes are not necessarily required unless parents wish as the bikes are taken home each evening.
  • Whilst in school bikes will be kept safely in the cellar or in the hall.


5.4.21 COVID-19 self-test kit collection trial

We are currently working with the Department for Health and Social Care

to trial a new method of collecting self-test LFD kits as part of

this testing programme.

We would like to invite all households who are currently connected

to the school to take part.

This would allow all members of households to collect test kits for twice

weekly testing via the school.

From WC 12th April 2021, Households who agree to take part in the trial

will be able to collect self-test kits which enable testing at home.

This will enable all members of the household to carry out twice weekly testing.

Tests are free of charge and will be provided by us at school.

If you would like to take part in the trial, test kits must be collected by

parents/carers from the designated self-test kit distribution point at school.

More information on the designated collection days and times will be

communicated to all families wishing to take part and will be uploaded to

the home page of the school website once we have received the test kits for distribution.

We should receive the self-test kits WC 12th April 2021.

Every child in school will be given a COVID-19 self-test kit collection trial letter and privacy notice on our return

to school on Monday 12th April 2021. After reading the information, if you would like to take part,

please email; headteacher@sandal.wakefield.sch.uk or return the slip on the letter asap.

Social distancing whilst on the school site must be adhered to at all times.


27.3.21 Single Confirmed Case

We have just been made aware this morning that 1 child in 4SK has tested positive.

The class will now need to self-isolate until the 7th April.

Phone calls will be made to all families to ensure that everyone receives this important message.



28.2.21 WIDER SCHOOL OPENING

PLEASE NOTE THE REVISED INFORMATION FOR WIDER SCHOOL OPENING.

THE AMENDMENT RELATES TO LUNCHTIME MEAL CHOICES.

28.2.21 REVISED INFORMATION FOR WIDER OPENING



22.2.21 WIDER SCHOOL OPENING

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SAFELY WELCOMING ALL CHILDREN BACK TO SCHOOL

ON MONDAY 8TH MARCH. IN LINE WITH GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE PUBLISHED

THIS EVENING, WE WILL CONTINUE WITH OUR STAGGERED START AND COLLECTION TIMES.

PLEASE SEE THE LINK TO INFORMATION FOR WIDER OPENING.


INFORMATION FOR WIDER OPENING - 8TH MARCH


BBC Breakfast - The Importance of Putting PE at the Heart of School Life








SANDAL CASTLE VA COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL

- A Church of England school serving the Community since 1686

On behalf of the children, staff, governors and myself it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our School. As a Church of England school, we value the spiritual as well the educational development of all our children,

whichever faith tradition they come from. We seek to be inclusive of everyone and to help our children to build their lives on firm moral foundations of love and service of one another.

If your child is joining us for the first time, we look forward to establishing a happy and successful partnership with you over the coming years. If you already have a child here, we hope to strengthen our existing links with you to

enable us to provide the best education possible. Parents are welcomed and valued as partners in their child’s education, as we believe that our children learn best when staff and parents work together.

Together we can ensure our school remains the popular and very special place that it is today.

We are all extremely proud of our school and committed to providing the very best possible education for all of our children. Sandal Castle Primary is a school where children are happy and feel a sense of belonging.

They are supported, encouraged, nurtured and loved. They enjoy learning in a stimulating and attractive environment in which each child is encouraged to have fun whilst achieving their potential in the widest sense.

It is within this positive nurturing ethos that children understand the skills they need in order to learn. We want our children to develop lively and enquiring minds, to discuss and debate, to be creative and imaginative and to

apply themselves well as they strive to reach their full potential in all aspects of school life. Our whole school vision underpins every decision we make within the school environment considering what is in the best interest

of our children. In this way, our children will always lie at the heart of everything we do

If you would like any more information, or to arrange a visit, please contact the school. We look forward to meeting you.

Nichola Russell

Headteacher

Sandal Castle VA Community Primary School Vision Statement

Ofsted Report - Sandal Castle VA Community Primary School, October 2019





If you would like a paper copy of the information on our school website, please ask at the main reception and we will organise this for you.

Contact Details:

Headteacher: Nichola Russell, headteacher@sandal.wakefield.sch.uk

School Business Manager: Karen Tierney, ktierney@sandal.wakefield.sch.uk

If you have any questions or queries please contact either the Headteacher or School Business Manager. Thank you.


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