Oldcastle Primary School


Name Oldcastle Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address South Street, Bridgend, CF31 3ED
Phone Number 01656 815790
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 440 (49% boys 51% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23
Local Authority Bridgend
Percentage Free School Meals 7.8%
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Oldcastle Primary School is situated in the centre of Bridgend. There are 437 pupils on roll, including 58 in the school’s nursery class. Pupils are organised into 15 classes. Around 8% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is lower than the national average of 21%. A very few pupils are looked after by the local authority. A very few pupils speak Welsh at home. A few pupils speak English as an additional language, and many of these pupils have only very recently joined the school. The school has identified that around 12% of pupils have additional learning needs. This is below the national average of 25%. A very few pupils have a statement of special educational needs. The school is currently a pioneer school and is working with the Welsh Government and other schools to take forward developments relating to the curriculum and other professional learning. The school was last inspected in March 2010. The headteacher took up the post in March 2013. The individual school budget per pupil for Oldcastle Primary School in 2016-2017 means that the budget is £2,943 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Bridgend is £4,484 and the minimum is £2,872. Oldcastle Primary School is 47th out of the 48 primary schools in Bridgend in terms of its school budget per pupil.