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
Have a fabulous summer holiday and we will see you on Tuesday 5th September.
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At Sandal Castle Primary School, the children have a wide range of experiences in Art, Dance, Drama and Music. We are passionate about providing children with opportunities to find out what they are good at and nurturing talent across the whole of the Primary Curriculum.

To ensure our children receive the best provision we feel it is important that they are taught these specialised areas of the curriculum by specialist teachers. Our Creative Arts faculty consists of two music specialists, an art specialist and a PE specialist. In addition, we also utilise the skills and expertise from Wakefield Music Service and Wakefield Music Hub who provide tuition from Year 2 onwards.

Please find letters offering heavily subsidised tuition for Violins (Year 2) and Brass (Year 4) lessons led by Wakefield Music Service

Violin letter

Brass letter


We have strong links with the Country's number one Museum, the Hepworth Gallery. Our children have been fortunate to work alongside artists and architects on their new outdoor play design - Portobello Plays.


For the last two years, our children have taken part in the Shakespeare for Schools Festival and have performed Shakespeare plays at the Wakefield Theatre and Opera House, and the Barnsley Civic Theatre.

Here is Owen starring alongside Arthur Darvill as Henry V in Shakespeare's play Henry V

Indian Arts Week April 2017

During this exciting week the children enjoyed workshops from several artists including the Annpurna Dance Company and Tempus Fugit Theatre Company who introduced our children to the magical and mystic world of Indian Theatre and Dance along with Bob Clayton and Jaqueline Greaves who worked with our children to create wonderful pieces of Art that reflect some of the colourful aspects of Indian Art.

Food tasting and Henna Art were very popular in Foundation Stage guided by our lovely Mrs Fiaz

Henna Art in Foundation Stage