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 maximising 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.
In May 2013 Sandal Magna converted to Sponsored Academy Status with the Wakefield Diocesan Academies Trust (WDAT). They are a Trust based in Wakefield serving parts of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees, North Yorkshire and Wakefield and sponsored their first academy in September 2012. WDAT has since changed their name to Enhance Academy Trust (EAT) in June 2016. Although we are being sponsored by a Trust supported by the Church of England we will remain a Community Academy and will not become a "church" school even though many of our objectives and procedures have much in common.
The decision to become a Sponsored Academy was taken by the Governors of the school in order to help secure the futures of the children in our care, as it means that we will be able to access more support from other agencies/schools in order to improve the quality of teaching and learning and therefore results. Ofsted Report (329 KB)
Click here to link to the School Performance Tables on the DfE website.
Our most recent Ofsted inspection was done in March 2017, please see the link below for the full report.
Ofsted Report (329 KB)
|2017 KS1 Data Breakdown|
|Y2 2017 Breakdown||Reading||Writing||Maths||Combined|
|% at Expected Standard||61%||45%||55%||35%|
|% Working at Greater Depth||23%||13%||13%||13%|
|2017 KS2 Data Breakdown|
|Y6 2017 Breakdown||Reading||Writing||Maths||GPS||Combined|
|% at Expected Standard||46%||64%||43%||57%||32%|
|% at Higher Standard||4%||18%||7%||21%||4%|
|Average Scaled Score||98||-||99||103||-|
|Average progress from KS1 to KS2|
My son is very happy and settled at this school.
I’ve been coming to volunteer at Sandal Magna for 13 years and every week it is such a peaceful introduction into school. The children are polite and smile and the building is always tidy and in order.
My child has made a lot of progress since starting at Sandal Magna. I have been helped and supported. The school have been brilliant and I think that if my child had attended a different school he wouldn’t have had as much support. Many thanks to all the staff.
My child has made better progress here and has more motivation. He has been happy and wants to come to school. People understand me at meetings and I was listened to. I’m very happy with this school.
The standard of singing at Sandal Magna is extremely high. The children are very enthusiastic and their singing is fantastic!
Congratulations to your school choir...much effort and thought had gone into its performance...very inclusive and with twenty languages makes the school very rich indeed.