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Welcome to St Thomas Community Primary School

Headteacher's message

St Thomas Community Primary School is located in the East of Swansea and caters for pupils aged three to eleven. We currently have 13 classes with over 300 full time pupils and approximately 50 part time nursery pupils. Our St Thomas ‘Sun Flowers’ Flying Start setting, opened in June 2014 and this provides free child care for approximately 40 eligible children aged between 2 and 3. The school building is a modern, purpose built facility which opened in 2007 and is situated next to Maesteg Park in St Thomas, close to Fabian Way and SA1.

St Thomas is a welcoming, caring school with happy, friendly children, highly dedicated and talented staff and a committed Governing Body. The school is proud of the high levels of trust and commitment which exist between everyone involved, ensuring that children in our care receive the best education and support possible. We are exceptionally proud of our links with parents and families. We greatly value the positive input a parent can have in their child’s development and encourage and support parents to engage regularly with us in order to maintain their children’s learning outside school.

St Thomas Community Primary School is also special in that it has been designed to be truly community focused, housing facilities such as the community library, community rooms, a multi purpose hall and changing facilities for Swansea’s Parks department. Such facilities, which are primarily managed by the school, see the building used extensively outside school hours, by a wide range of community groups and over 300 users on a weekly basis.

I hope you enjoy visiting our website. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments.

Our Vision

Positive Community

We aim to maintain and promote a positive and optimistic school community in which everyone feels safe, welcomed and respected.

Broad Curriculum

We provide a broad curriculum through which literacy and numeracy skills, IT, bilingualism, the arts, physical and emotional wellbeing and respect for the environment are valued and developed.

Worthwhile Opportunities

We believe that we must nurture curiosity, confidence, initiative and resilience in pupils in order to provide opportunities for them to lead rewarding and fulfilling lives.

Our Aims

Global Citizens

For our pupils to become good global citizens, with a sense of fairness, cultural identity and a respect for other people’s cultures and traditions.


For children to develop a positive and increasingly independent attitude towards learning and to develop curiosity, perseverance and confidence in their ability to succeed.


An environment where everyone shows respect for other people through good manners and courteous behaviour.

Healthy Lifestyles

For learners to be healthy and fit and to become aware of the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

Literacy & Numeracy

For pupils to become literate and numerate, orally articulate and to develop overall good communication skills .


For children to fevelop their bilingual skills in Welsh and English and to have a knowledge and respect for the country in which we live.

School Stats

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Term Dates 2023/24

Bank holidays

29 March 2024 - Good Friday

1 April 2024 - Easter Monday

6 May 2024 - May Day

27 May 2024 - Spring Bank Holiday

Please note that this calendar is subject to any changes that may arise as a result of Welsh Government issuing a direction on term dates.

We cannot accept any liability for any losses incurred in respect of altered holiday arrangements following changes to the timetable in any direction issued by the Welsh Government.

INSET/staff preparation days

Friday 1st September 2023

Friday 27th October 2023

Friday 22nd December 2023

Monday 8th January 2024

Monday 8th April 2024

Friday 19th July 2024

Please note that INSET stands for ‘in-service training’ and are days used for teacher training when children do not attend school.

This calendar is subject to change.