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

‘Together we grow: Together we give’. Ezekiel 47:2

We are a school community and we are a family. We learn together, we support each other, we give our time, our kindness, our love and our compassion to those around us in our school and wider community. We help each other to be ourselves and to be proud of it and to grow in to the unique individuals we are, and as a result, we grow into the respectful and accepting community we all value so much- we are there for each other on each step of our journey.

Some links to useful Websites (all links will open in a new tab)

Financial Benchmarking

The Resources and Finance committee analyse and evaluate school income and expenditure and compare this with other similar schools in England

Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium

We will use this funding for specific activities to support children to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with government guidance. We have identified 3 key staff who will deliver bespoke teaching and learning across each key stage. In addition, we were also successful in our expression of interest to participate in the Nuffield Early Language Intervention (NELI)

The Department for Education is working with the EEF and other partners to scale up delivery of the Nuffield Early Language Intervention (NELI). NELI is a high-quality, evidence-based, 20-week intervention designed to improve the language skills of reception age pupils. Several EEF trials have found that NELI improves both children’s oral language and early literacy skills.

We are looking forward to receiving resources and beginning to access online training from the start of the spring term 2021.

Due to COVID 19, key aspects our 19/20 Pupil Premium Strategy will continue into the new academic year. The underpinning objective will be the sustained focus on ensuring the mental health and well being of all, alongside the objectives unable to be fulfilled linked to core curriculum outcomes, attendance figures and reduction of PA during the academic year 2019/20..

Pupil Premium Strategy 2020/21

DfE Compare Schools site

Parent View - Give Ofsted your view on your child's school

Rising Stars Assessment - information regarding the new scaled scores for Year 2 and Year 6

Sandal Community Association

Castle Children's Centre



Internet matters – link

E-safety Parent Information

Purple MASH link


Locally there is Wakefield youth service – who can provide a universal summer activities or more targeted work for those more vulnerable.

Oxford Reading Tree Owls -link

Useful APP's - Log on to App store or Android

    • Tiny Tap
    • Sock puppets
    • Puppet Pals
    • Morfo
    • imovie
    • ibooks
    • Doodle Buddy
    • Hairy Letters
    • My Story
    • Tellagami
    • Strip Designer