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  • Welcome

At Sandal Magna Community Academy we believe that our school sits within the heart and the future of the community.

We aim to serve the needs of all the families within the local area, with a commitment to developing the social cohesion of our community and to maximise the life chances of each and every child. We endeavour to work in close partnership with parents for the benefit of our children.

When our children leave the Academy we want them to be happy, enthusiastic, confident, curious, tolerant and most importantly; well prepared for their next stage of learning.

Mrs Louise Sennett

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School Leadership Changes

As you are aware, Sandal Magna Community Academy is part of Enhance Academy Trust. At the beginning of June, Kevin Jones, CEO of the Trust, approached me to ask if I would take on the role of Executive Headteacher over both Sandal Magna and St. Helen’s Primary in Hemsworth. This role will be for a temporary period of 12 months.

This means that Mr Elliott, our Deputy Headteacher, will become Head of School at Sandal Magna from the 1st of September. Although I will be around school each week, Mr Elliott will take over many of my day-to-day duties and will be the main point of contact if any parents have any concerns. Mr Elliott has worked alongside me for over 4 years and I know that he will make a fabulous Head of School for the next year.

We have also asked Mrs Shepherd, our current Y6 teacher and KS2 Leader, to take on the role of Assistant Headteacher. She will therefore share some management responsibilities and will also continue to work closely with parents when needed.


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Monk Park Farm Family Trip.

What a credit the children who went on the Family Trip last week were to themselves, their families, the school and the wider community!

We were all quite excited as we boarded the coach and settled down ready for the journey to Thirsk.  When we arrived, we were treated to a visit to the petting shed where we saw guinea pigs and goats, rabbits and a pig called Georgi who was only interested in the pellets that were around, before we went to play in the barn.  Then we began to explore the great outdoors and discovered alapachas, wallabies, goats and highland cattle all of whom were eager to see us on account of the food we had for them.  Having spent a long time feeding the animals, we were all quite grateful for the chance to sit down and enjoy our picnics in the café.  Once we had refuelled, there was plenty of time to play in the playground, brave the barrel run, race on go-karts and explore the sandpit.

All too soon, it was time to get back on the coach where there were lots of sleepy smiles.  Nevertheless, the weather had been kind and everyone had had a fabulous day.

Special thanks go to the staff who supported us and made it happen : Mrs Dunphy, Mrs Swailes, Mrs Ward, Miss Corbett, Miss Grindle, Mrs Sowden, Mr Dixon and Mrs Sketchley.
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Attendance incentive afternoon

We were lucky enough to have another gloriously sunny afternoon for our most recent attendance incentive. All the children with a 100% attendance over recent weeks were invited to the school field for an afternoon of sport. We had different events taking place and everyone had a go on everything before enjoying an ice-lolly sat in the sunshine... Great practise for summer. 
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Friends of Sandal Magna

The Friends of Sandal Magna are the fundraising committee of Sandal Magna Community Academy.

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Our Address

  • Sandal Magna Community
  • Belle Vue Road
  • Wakefield WF1 5NF
  • Our Phone Number01924 767080
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