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Oldcastle Primary School

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School Times

School starts at 8.55am and finishes at 3.05pm for children in reception to year 2 and 3.10pm for children in years 3 to 6.


Inset Days for school year 2020/21


  • Monday 12th April 2021

  • Monday 7th June 2021

  • Monday 19th July 2021

  • Tuesday 20th July 2021


Further information term dates is available via the Bridgend Council website.

School Data

Information on school data for Oldcastle Primary School can be viewed via this link.  Oldcastle School Data

Parent Pay

All payments for school trips, music lessons, infant fruit bar, after school club and late clubs will be collected via our e-payment and communication tool - ParentPay.  All parents have a secure online account, activated using a unique activation username and password that has been sent home in a letter.   Click here to access the ParentPay website.  Schools dinners will still be paid via the Council - see details below.

Primary School Menus

Bridgend County Borough Council menus have been analysed and are fully compliant with the Welsh Government’s Healthy Eating in Schools (Nutritional Standards and Requirements) (Wales) Regulations.  For just £2.20 per day, primary pupils receive a main meal, dessert and a cold drink of semi-skimmed milk or water.

Accelerated Reading Scheme


Our pupils in years 3 to 6 are using Accelerated Reader as their main reading focus. Accelerated Reader gives teachers the information they need to monitor pupils’ reading practice and make informed decisions to guide their future learning.
Accelerated reading ensures that pupils are reading the correct books for their reading age. Once they have completed the book the children undertake a quiz related to the book and receive instant feedback. Teachers use Accelerated Reader to monitor independent reading practice and assign close reading skills practice. They receive data that tells them how reading skills are improving.
If you would like further information related to Accelerated Reader, please see the Parent’s Guide on our Website or click on the link below. Alternatively, please discuss with your Childs class teacher

Home School Agreement

Kit Lists


School Uniform

Boys:   Navy sweatshirt, red or white polo shirt, grey/black trousers:


Girls:   Navy sweatshirt, red or white polo shirt, navy/grey/black skirt, pinafore or trousers, red summer dress


Footwear - black shoes

PE Kit

Here is a suggested PE kit:


  • White T-shirt
  • Dark (navy/black) shorts
  • Tracksuit (colder weather)
  • Plimsolls/Trainers

Pencil Case

Here is a suggested pencil case list for KS2 (Juniors) Year 3- 6:


  • HB pencil
  • Black writing pen
  • Glue stick
  • Rubber
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Colouring pencils
  • Ruler


All clothing, drinks bottles and lunchboxes should be clearly marked with the child’s name.         

We discourage pupils from wearing any jewellery 

P.E. Lesson Days

P.E. lessons this term will take place on the following days.  Children attending school should wear their P.E. kit to school on the day of their lesson.

  • Nursery - Friday

  • Reception -  Thursday

  • Year 1 - Monday

  • Year 2 - Tuesday

  • Year 3 - Wednesday

  • Year 4 - Tuesday

  • Year 5 - Friday

  • Year 6 - Thursday

Off site activities and personal injury insurance

Welsh Government national tests

National literacy and numeracy tests were introduced by the Welsh Government in 2013 and are statutory for all children between the age of 7 and 14. The tests are delivered over a set period each year.  The testing period for 2019 is between 7th May and 14th May.  Below are some sample papers which you may find useful.