Holyhead Primary School was established in 1872. The original building was in Meeting Street. The school moved in 1970 to its current building, which originally was a girls’ secondary school. Thomas Telford built the stretch of the London to Dublin Coach Road on which the school was built and as the road ended at Holyhead in Anglesey it was called Holyhead Road and hence Holyhead Primary School. A depiction of a coach and horses can be found on the car park entrance of the school.
Holyhead Primary School is a co-educational primary school for pupils aged 3 – 11 years. There is Nursery provision and, subject to a place being available, children may attend on a part-time basis from their third birthday. Education after 11 is provided at local Academies or Comprehensive Schools. The school is part of a co-operative trust WLCT ( Wednesbury Learning Community Trust ) and works in close partnership with several local primary and high schools / academies to provide the best education, best opportunities and best value for money for our pupils. The school has a special partnership with Old Park Primary School.
The school is housed in a pleasant, spacious building surrounded by extensive grounds including; a Nature reserve, a multi-purpose sports arena, a wooden trim trail, a large playing field with football pitch and a wooded area where we are developing a ‘Forest School’ programme. In addition there are 3 separate playgrounds for nursery/reception, KS1 and KS2 children. The school has 6 classrooms, a Foundation Stage unit, a multi-purpose hall, two libraries, a resources ( PPA ) room, a Community room, a Nurture / SEAL room for small group activities, several small group teaching bays and a Conference suite. The school is well equipped with modern facilities including an interactive whiteboard and visualiser in each room, including the hall. The school also has two sets of ‘mobile ICT suites’ to allow the children to work on laptops in the classroom. The current ICT suite is soon to be decommissioned and ‘made-over’ into a creativity zone.