Sandal Castle VA Community Primary School

A Church of England school serving the Community since 1686

Headteacher: Mrs Nichola Russell
Telephone: 01924 303525
Address: Barnsley Road, Sandal, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 6AS

Diocese of Leeds

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


- 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


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

Sandal Castle VA Community Primary School Vision Statement

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

Use of the car park at The Castle Pub

From Monday onwards there will be deliveries each morning at the Castle

Pub and staff who work at The Castle will be using the car park. During the

afternoon hours, guests will be arriving and leaving. We have always had a

very positive working relationship with the manager and staff at the Castle

and due to this have benefited from their kindness and consideration given

to parents and carers in allowing use of their car park. However, due to

complaints of parents being rude, aggressive and confrontational

regarding parking and staff even being denied access when they live on site

parents/carers will no longer have the luxury of using the car park

for parking/drop off or collection, both AM and PM due to the inappropriate

behaviours and attitudes of the minority.

Please DO NOT use the Castle Pub car park .

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,

School Business Manager: Karen Tierney,

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

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