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
Please DO NOT use the Castle Pub car park from Monday 17th May 2021 for parking/drop off or collection, both AM and PM. This is due to the inappropriate behaviours and attitudes of the minority.

Learning to read so we can read to learn and gain pleasure is at the heart of all areas of the curriculum. Early reading is therefore our first, foremost and central priority in school so all children are readers. Books are enjoyed and used across all curriculum areas as highly valued hooks, tools and a way of escaping in to other worlds, times, places and situations.

Golden Time

Our children have the opportunity to take part in a wonderful enrichment programme during our Golden Time provision. Children choose to take part in 12 high quality activities throughout the academic year.

Here is the range of opportunities on offer...


  • Awesome art
  • Bingo
  • Board Games
  • Boccia resource box
  • Box Modelling
  • Construction
  • Circuits
  • Debate
  • DT - resource box
  • Drama
  • Eco
  • Escape Rooms KS2
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Forest School
  • History resource box
  • iPads
  • Just Dance/Zumba
  • Maths Tinkertime
  • Orienteering -
  • PE 1
  • PE 2
  • Philosophy
  • Political Debate
  • Poetry by Heart
  • Puzzles
  • Science Investigations
  • Storytime
  • Swimming
  • Quiz Time

2020/21

Science

Science investigations - we made ‘volcanoes’ using different volumes of ingredients as variables and looked at which worked best then discussed why some chemical reactions worked better than others.