Islwyn High School

Ysgol Uwchradd Islwyn

April 4th, 2019

Year 8 Parents' Evening 4.30 to 7.00pm

April 11th, 2019

Year 7 Parents' Evening 4.30 to 7.00pm

April 12th, 2019

Break up for Easter Break

April 29th, 2019

Start of Summer Term for everyone (no INSET) Week 1 timetable

May 7th, 2019

External GCSEs examinations commence

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Oakdale Colliery, previous site inhabitant


Islwyn High School is a brand new school located in Oakdale in the postal area of Blackwood in Gwent.  The school opened in September 2016 as a result of an amalgamation of the former Pontllanfraith and Oakdale Comprehensive Schools and pupils and staff transferred to our brand new, purpose built, 21st Century building in July 2017.    

The school presently accommodates 1180 pupils which includes 50 complex needs’ pupils from across the county. Partner primary schools include Bryn, Cwmfelinfach, Penllwyn, Pontllanfraith, Rhiw Syr Dafydd, Trinant and Ynysddu.

The main school is three storeys high and a sports hall of a similar height is linked to a two-storey building that is the school’s dining hall. It is built in a modern design and also includes a garden, an amphitheatre and a pond.  The school boasts a floodlit 3G sports pitch, a fitness suite and a multi-use sports pitch for netball and tennis.

The school is truly a community school with close working links with all stakeholders, including parents, partner primary schools, local employers and all other people living in the local area. Staff and Governors have worked hard to engage with all interested parties at all stages of the new school’s development.

Islwyn High School is a Caerphilly Local Authority school and its performance, in terms of educational standards are monitored, supported and challenged by the Education Achievement Service (EAS).