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 2019/20
Further information term dates is available via the Bridgend Council website.
Information on school data for Oldcastle Primary School can be viewed via this link. Oldcastle School Data
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.
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.
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
All clothing, drinks bottles and lunchboxes should be clearly marked with the child’s name.
We discourage pupils from wearing any jewellery
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.