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
It is critical that everybody observes the following key behaviours: HANDS - Wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds. FACE - Wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet. SPACE - Stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings or increasing ventilation indoors).
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Term Dates

Below is an overview of our current Term Dates including Half Terms and INSET days:

For a more detailed Calendar of events for this academic year please see below;

TERM DATES 2020 -21

Follow the link below to view the agreed calendar to ensure parent/carers have the most up to date information to hand when booking future holidays.

Wakefield Approved School Calendar 2020/21

Autumn Term
Monday 7th September 2020INSET DAY 1
Tuesday 8th September 2020School Opens
Friday 23rd October 2020Last day -school closes for Half Term
Monday 2nd November 2020School Opens
Friday 18th December 2020Last day -school closes for Christmas
Spring Term
Monday 4th January 2021INSET DAY 2
Tuesday 5th January 2021School Opens
Friday 12th February 2021Last day -school closes for Half Term
Monday 22nd February 2021School Opens
Friday 26th March 2021Last day -school closes for Easter
Summer Term
Monday 12th April 2021School Opens
Monday 3rd May 2021May Day Bank Holiday
Thursday 27th May 2021Last day -school closes for Half Term
Friday 28th May 2021INSET DAY 3
Monday 7th June 2021School Opens
Thursday 22nd July 2021School Closes
Friday 23rd July 2021INSET DAY 4
Monday 26th July 2021INSET DAY 5


The 5 INSET days for 2020/21 are as follows:

7th September 2020

4th January 2021

28th May 2021

23rd July 2021

26th July 2021


TERM DATES 2021 -22

Follow the link below to view the agreed calendar to ensure parent/carers have the most up to date information to hand when booking future holidays.

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE TO INSET DAY 3 FROM THE 6TH JUNE TO THE 22ND JULY. THE CHANGE IS DUE TO THE RECENTLY PUBLISHED DATES FOR THE YEAR 1 PHONIC SCREENING CHECK, THE YEAR 4 MULTIPLICATION TABLES CHECK AND THE YEAR 6 SCIENCE TESTS ALL DUE TO TAKE PLACE WC 6TH JUNE 2022.

Wakefield Approved School Calendar 2021/22

Autumn Term
Monday 6th September 2021INSET DAY 1
Tuesday 7th September 2021School Opens
Friday 22nd October 2021Last day -school closes for Half Term
Monday 1st November 2021School Opens
Friday 17th December 2021Last day -school closes for Christmas
Spring Term
Tuesday 4th January 2022INSET DAY 2
Wednesday 5th January 2022School Opens
Friday 18th February 2022Last day -school closes for Half Term
Monday 28th February 2022School Opens
Friday 8th April 2022Last day -school closes for Easter
Summer Term
Monday 25th April 2022School Opens
Monday 2nd May 2022May Day Bank Holiday
Friday 27th May 2022Last day -school closes for Half Term
Monday 6th June 2022School Opens
Thursday 21st July Last day -school closes for Half Term
Friday 22nd July 2022
INSET DAY 3
Monday 25th July 2022
INSET DAY 4
Tuesday 26th July 2022INSET DAY 5


The 5 INSET days for 2021/2022 are as follows:

6th September 2021

4th January 2022

22nd July 2022

25th July 2022

26th July 2022