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.

School Games

School Games Recognition July 2020

We are delighted to have been awarded our School Games Certificate of Recognition for 2019/20 which for this year replaces the usual School Games Mark Award. Our Gold Games Mark award that we received last year has been rolled over.

As we are on course for Platinum, we are also pleased to receive the following message from YST,

"For those schools on course for Platinum, please be assured that this will not affect applications next year and for all other schools please note that you will maintain the same level School Games Mark due to the pause."

For the second year in a row we are delighted to have been awarded the School Games GOLD Mark award for the academic year 2018-19. Facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust, the award rewards schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised again for our success.

School Games Gold Mark Certificate 2018-19

Gold Gif

Sport and PE Newsletters 2018-19

Newsletter 1

August 2018

We are delighted to announce that we, Sandal Castle (VA) Community Primary School, have achieved the School Games GOLD Mark Award for the 2017/18 academic year.

The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust, to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.

School Games Gold Mark Certificate

August 2017

What are The School Games?

The School Games links and reflects the high quality sporting provision we consistently provide for all our pupils in school. It is a way to get more children involved in sporting opportunities and competitions.

There are four unique types of competition:

  • Intra-School Competition (Level 1)
  • A sporting activity which takes place between pupils within our school. These could be through class, phase or house team competitions and of course our inclusive sports days!
  • Local Inter-School Competition (Level 2)
  • Sporting tournaments / festivals which take place outside of school, across our pyramid of schools.These act as qualifiers for our county finals.
  • County Final (Level 3)
  • A showcase event held as the culmination of a series of local inter-school competitions.
  • School Games National Finals

What are the benefits?

The School Games is a fun and enjoyable way of engaging all young people through school sport; either as a competitor, young leader, official, or as part of a media team, focusing on promoting sport.

Sport can encourage the growth of numerous qualities within young people and our children’s success is celebrated around six key values: determination, honesty, passion, respect, self-belief and teamwork. These are called the 'Spirit of the Games'. All six of these values encompass and reflect our own school beliefs and rules.

School Games Primary Opportunities

School Games Primary Opportunities 2017-18

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Competing in the School Games; Boccia - March 2018

Find out how brilliant our children are performing in a range of sporting activities by reading our PE Newsletters below;

PE Newsletter 1

PE Newsletter 2

PE Newsletter 3

PE Newsletter 4

PE Newsletter 5