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
2nd July 2020 Guidance for full reopening of School - September 2020 The guidance for the full reopening of school as of of September 2020 has been published this morning. As you can imagine, we are now trawling through the detail. What I can confirm so far, based upon the key messages received,is that school will re open for all children on Tuesday 8th September. In line with government guidance, we will employ a staggered approach to the start and end of the day. As you will appreciate, we will be unable to ensure that siblings can start/finish school at the same time. We will communicate details to families as soon as possible to ensure you have maximum time to plan for the different start and finish times. More detail to follow asap. Thank you for all your lovely messages of support. It's been lovely to see how the school community continues to pull together through these uncertain and unprecedented times. Nichola Russell
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Sports Camps

Sports Camps take place at Sandal Castle VA Community Primary every school holiday in partnership with Elite Kids Coaching.



Feedback from parents is extremely positive.

Easter Camp

'My child loved attending sports camp. He enjoyed being outside and learning new sports he'd never played.'

' Helps the children keep active, gain confidence and have fun'

' Chance to develop additional skills'

' Staff were fab and made it so much fun '

Summer Camp

'Fun, inclusive learning with peers. Active exercise throughout the day and also enables me to work'

'Helps build confidence and encourages teamwork'

'A super fortnight - thank you!'

'The staff are incredibly friendly and welcoming'

October Camp

'We love sports camp - it allows family life to be managed in holidays - good value for money. My child always jumps at the chance to come to sports camp!'

'It helps raise their confidence and be more outgoing to try new things!'

'Just want to say thank you to all involved!'


Look out for letters from school advertising future dates:

22nd - 26th July 2019

5th - 12th August 2019

12th - 16th July 2019


What our visiting coaches have to say about our wonderful children:

The children at Sandal Castle are a pleasure to coach and always challenge our coaching team with their never say die approach to sports! The children are very 'coachable' and take on information very quickly which enables us to get straight into a skill then small sided games! The improvement in movement skills over the past 5 weeks has been amazing and we are really looking forward to seeing these children take the sport to the next level, whether that’s in the community or a professional sports team!
Ryan Hudson - Director of Elite Kids Coaching