Welcome to Ysgol y Castell, Caerphilly's website.
We are proud of our pupils and the high standards reached in the school. We offer a large range of extra curricular activities which enable the children to use their Welsh language skills outside the classroom.
"The school has a natural Welsh ethos that ignites pupils' pride in the Welsh language and Welsh heritage. The school takes advantage of many local and national resources in order to expand pupils' understanding of Wales and its culture. These experiences are a core part of school life".
"There is an inclusive, warm, welcoming and caring ethos in the school, and pupils welcome visitors with a smile and are happy to talk. There is a valuable emphasis on the right to be happy and leading by example".
ESTYN October 2016.
Our aim is to develop the whole child in a safe, happy and Welsh atmosphere. Bi-lingualism has been described as "living in a home with two windows," and we are privilaged to have proved the success of Welsh Medium Schools which brings us nearer the vision of a bi-lingual Wales.
As we face the challenges of the 21st century, we realize the importance of passing our inheritence on to the generations to come. "Children are the architects (for better or worse) of tomorrow's future!"