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7. Llanpumsaint School

Llanpumsaint School Today

Llanpumsaint school opened its doors for the first time in January 1863 to 73 pupils divided into 4 classes. Within a week, as news spread, the number of pupils had increased to 93.

The school owes its existence to a local boy, William Williams brought up on Tredarren Farm on the outskirts of the village. He moved to London, made his fortune and became a Member of Parliament.

Education was one the causes which he embraced within parliament and indeed outside of it as he donated the money for the school building and a house for the master. He stated that teaching in the new school should be conducted 'upon strictly unsectarian principles' so that both children from church and chapel families could benefit from an education.

The sustantial stone building was made to last and still serves as a school today.

In March 2013, the school celebrated its 150th anniversary with over 200 ex-pupils attending the celebration. A book of reminiscences was produced to commemorate the event.


The class of 1906

Walk along with the school on your left and Gwili Mill on your left is the next point of interest. >>


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