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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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 2019-20

TERM DATES 2019/20

School Calendar 2019-20

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.

2019/20 Wakefield School Calendar (Amended)

Autumn Term
Monday 2nd September 2019INSET DAY 1
Tuesday 3rd September 2019School Opens
Friday 25th October 2019Last day -school closes for Half Term
Monday 4th November 2019School Opens
Friday 20th December 2019Last day -school closes for Christmas
Spring Term
Monday 6th January 2020School Opens
Friday 14th February 2020Last day -school closes for Half Term
Monday 24th February 2020School Opens
Friday 3rd April 2020Last day -school closes for Easter
Summer Term
Monday 20th April 2020School Opens
Thursday 7th May 2020INSET DAY 2
Friday 8th May 2020May Day Bank Holiday
Friday 22nd May 2020Last day -school closes for Half Term
Monday 1st June 2020School Opens
Thursday 16th July 2020INSET DAY 3
Friday 17th July 2020INSET DAY 4
Monday 20th July 2020INSET DAY 5

The council approved school calendar for 2020/21 is available below.

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