We are delighted to announce that on the 24th November 2017, our school kitchen was awarded the food hygiene rating of 5* .
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We are celebrating the successful reaccreditation of the AfPE Quality Mark with DISTINCTION!

afPE Quality Mark for Physical Education & Sport - Distinction

Thank you for your re-application for the Quality Mark for Physical Education & Sport award.

The assessment panel has considered your application, together with the feedback from the validation visit, and afPE is delighted to award your school the Quality Mark with Distinction for ‘demonstrating outstanding commitment to improvement in Physical Education and Sport’.

Your award is valid for three years, commencing December 2016.

The panel was extremely impressed by the status of physical education and sport in your school which is obviously as a direct result of your leadership and management.

Your pursuit of excellence is demonstrated by your uncompromising and highly successful drive to improve and maintain the highest levels of achievement and personal development for all pupils in Sandal Castle School.

The fact that you have been awarded quality mark with distinction again is testament to the sustainability of this over a period of time. You have also empowered the subject leader and others in the PE Faculty to support and develop colleagues to know what to teach and how to teach it well.

You will receive a certificate, an engraved plaque and your school will also be listed on the afPE Quality Mark webpage. In addition the Association will submit a report to the Department for Education (DfE) which will include details of the successful applicants. There is always a possibility that a representative from the DfE or Sport England may wish to visit your school.

On behalf of the Association, I would like to offer you our congratulations on the successful renewal of your award.

Yours sincerely,

Sue Wilkinson

afPE Strategic Lead

Physical Education


Welcome to our PE page.

At Sandal Castle VA Community Primary School, we firmly believe that every child is entitled to a high quality curriculum which places their physical, social, cognitive and emotional needs at the core of its purpose. Within our curriculum and extra curricular entitlement, a fully inclusive programme of PE, swimming and sport features prominently. Children are encouraged to participate in a wide range of after school clubs and our Easter and Summer Sports Camp opportunities are proving to be very popular. Our after school clubs remain free of charge.

Please follow the links to further explore our PE provision in school.

Due to our Association for PE Quality Mark (with Distinction) we were asked to open the Yorkshire PE conference held at the Cedar Court Hotel in Wakefield.


Nutrition and Lifestyle

Elite Coaching came into school to lead an assembly on Nutrition and Lifestyle. As you can see the children loved it!