St Thomas a Becket Catholic Secondary School (pictured), Barnsley Road, Sandal WF2 6EQ, tele 01924 303545. Head teacher Mr J. J. Rooney.
Sandal Castle Primary School, Barnsley Road, Sandal WF2 6AS, tele 01924 303525/6. Head teacher Mrs Nichola Russell.
Kettlethorpe High School, Standbridge Lane, Sandal, WF2 7EL, tele 01924 303510. Head teacher Mr T Griffiths.
Sandal Magna Community Academy (primary school), Belle Vue Road, Wakefield WF1 5NF, tele 01924 303530. Head teacher Mrs L Sennett.
SANDAL is in the South Ward of Wakefield Council, whose website will explain the services that are available to the community. The ward councillors are David Hopkins (01924 257698), Monica Graham (01924 258214) and Nadeem Ahmed (07736844085) View More Information >>
SANDAL LIBRARY, once threatened with closure, is a valued local resource located on Sparable Lane; telephone 01924 303355. It has its own page on our website here
WALTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY, once a council branch library, is now run by volunteers. It has its own website and is also on Facebook View more information >>
SANDAL POST OFFICE, Barnsley Road - Opening times: Monday-Thursday 9am to 6pm, Friday 9am to 5.30pm, Saturday 9am to 12.30pm.
WALTON POST OFFICE is part of the newsagent's in School Lane and is now under new management. The Post Office counter opening times have been extended and include lunchtimes.
Standbridge Community Centre, which opened in the former Standbridge Lane Primary School on 5 April 2014, serves Kettlethorpe and nearby areas for planned activities or for residents to hire space for themselves. Activities include boxing, dancing, arts and crafts, education and childcare provision. For more information, visit the website at http://slcdt.org.uk, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Monica Graham on 01924 258214.
SANDAL CASTLE Visitors' Centre and Shop is open Wednesday to Sunday 11am to 3pm (4.30pm in summer); tele 01924 249779. The castle car park off Manygates Lane is open 9.30am to 7.30pm in summer and until dusk during the winter. View More Information>>
WHILE there are plans for WEST YORKSHIRE SPORTS & SOCIAL CLUB to move to Walton from its present site in Sandal Hall Close, it continues to provide an excellent function room for local events and has comfortable bar facilities. Telephone: 01924 258528.
NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICING TEAM: Click here to go to the West Yorkshire Police web pages devoted to the team whose area includes Sandal; tele 01924 293256.
Welcome to BEAT CRIME where you can find out about crime on your beat and your street. Information here »
The Diocese of Wakefield was created in 1888 and All Saints Church became its CATHEDRAL. It still serves as a parish church. The Treacy Hall, built in memory of Bishop Eric Treacy, was completed in 1982. Project 2013, funded by the Heritage Lottery, has seen the nave restored. Follow the link below for details of cathedral services and events.
The local newspaper for the city, including Sandal, is the Wakefield Express, founded in 1852 by the Robinson family and kept in their ownership until 1985 when the Express and its sister titles, known jointly at the Yorkshire Weekly Newspaper Group, were sold to Johnston Press. The last chairman was former Sandal personality, the late Michael Robinson OBE. Go to Express website>>
WAKEFIELD THEATRE ROYAL is a Grade Two listed building and there has been a theatre on the site since 1774, with the current building dating from 1894. The events programme covers a wide variety of type and style of work, including drama, dance, music and comedy. The theatre generates a growing number of productions with the specific intention of providing elements that cannot be sourced elsewhere. View More Information>>
The HEPWORTH WAKEFIELD is Yorkshire's award-winning art gallery - and entry is free. It is the largest purpose-built gallery outside London and inside visitors will find a unique collection of sculptures by Barbara Hepworth, as well as regularly changing displays of modern, contemporary and historic art.
WAKEFIELD COLLEGE is home to over 10,000 students, of all ages and abilities, studying a broad range of courses, from pre-entry level through to higher education and professional qualifications. It is committed to working in partnership with local schools, employers and learning providers to transform learning, attainment, achievement and progression across the district. The college has good relationships with schools across the Wakefield district and the College has a broad mix of former pupils from across the region. View More Information>>
The WILDLIFE WEALTH PROJECT is the main scheme of its type to operate in our area; it aims at enabling communities to enjoy and learn about their local green spaces.
The BIG TIDY UP: Lots of advice to help you make a tidy-up of your locality rewarding and great fun! Sandal Community Association has organised a number of litter-picks as part of this prgramme
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(1) Chimneys at the Three Houses pub. (2) Globe at St Peter's and St Paul's RC Church. (3) Sandal village pump on Barnsley Road. (4) Pyramid roof at Sandal Endowed School. (5) Footpath from Sandal railway station to Walton. (6) Postbox at the junction of Castle Road with Manygates Lane. (7) Chimneys at Wakefield Golf Club, Woodthorpe. (8) The top of the Duke of York Monument on Manygates Lane. (9) Lamp at the Castle Inn, Barnsley Road. (10) Ironwork at No 234 Barnsley Road. (11) Chimneys on cottages near the junction of Agbrigg Road with Barnsley Road. (12) An end window in the housing crescent near the New Brookhouse Club. (13) Wall plaque on property opposite the Three Houses pub. (14) Steps at Sandal Castle car park. (15) Gateway to Castle Grove Park.