Establishment Sandal Castle VA Community Primary School

URN: 108270

Voluntary aided school

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Barnsley Road, Sandal, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 6AS
Local authority
Wakefield (384)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Nichola Russell
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary aided school
Gender of entry
URN: 108270, DfE number: 384/3339
UKPRN: 10075788
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 17 October 2019)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese of Leeds (ce)
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Open date
Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
10 November 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Ben Cowell Appointed by GB/board 19 October 2020 18 October 2024


Name Appointed by From To
Julian Finn Appointed by foundation/Trust 22 March 2021 21 March 2024
Emma Tranter Elected by parents 27 November 2019 26 November 2023
Andrew Carter Elected by school staff 16 October 2020 15 October 2023
Rowena White Elected by parents 1 October 2019 30 September 2023
Alison Pridmore Appointed by GB/board 15 July 2019 14 July 2023
Karen Tierney Appointed by foundation/Trust 19 October 2018 18 October 2022
Stuart Barber Appointed by foundation/Trust 19 October 2018 18 October 2022
Martin Perry Appointed by foundation/Trust 18 September 2018 17 September 2022
Nichola Russell Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 August 2014 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Rupert Martin Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 18 September 2014 19 July 2021
Sally Martin Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 18 September 2018 19 July 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR)
Yorkshire and the Humber
Wakefield South
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Wakefield 033
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Wakefield 033B
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