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Copperworks Community Infant School
Nevill Street, SA15 2RS, UK Llanelli
Tel. 01554 758837

Welcome to Copperworks Community Infant School
Copperworks School

About us

Copperworks is situated approximately half a mile south of Llanelli Town Centre. It is the oldest remaining school in the Llanelli area and is rich in history, being established in 1847 by R.J.Nevill, to serve the children of the area. The original school building still stands to this day.

School Aims

Our main aim at Copperworks School is to provide the "Best" for each and every child. We strive to provide a caring, supportive and stimulating environment, fostering development academically, socially, creatively, morally, culturally and physically. Our aim is achieved by developing knowledge, skills, values, attitudes, and understanding of key concepts and self-belief.

  • School Hours
  • Morning session 9.05 a.m. to 12.05 mid day.
  • Afternoon session 1.00p.m. to 3.05 p.m.
  • Teaching time during a normal school week =21.5 hours.

There are a few occasions when we may ask parents to bring and/or collect children at different times other than those stipulated e.g. school trips, evening performances, Christmas activities, community visits etc. We appreciate parents support on these occasions.

Part time Nursery children attend either a morning or afternoon session only, until they attend on a full time basis.



Richard Nevill

Richard Janion Nevill        





" He elevated his workpeople socially and morally, and liberally supported all institutions tending to improve the conditions of the masses. The establishment of the Copperworks school, which ranked as one of the first in its class in the Principality, was a practical exemplification of his zeal for the diffusion of education."

 A tribute to Richard Janion Nevill,

in 1864.


Richard Nevill was originally from Birmingham where his father was Mayor of the City and managed a Copper works. The family decided to move to Llanelli because of the heavy demand for coal in the newly developing industries in the South Wales area. Coal was plentiful in Llanelli. 

In 1804, they approached a number of pit owners to secure a supply of coal for their proposed Copper Works. The construction of the Copper Works and its associated docks began in 1805.

The Nevill family were caring employers and created a mini welfare system for their employees. All the needs of the employees and their families were taken care of, midwives, healthcare, social care, housing and education were provided by the Nevill family.

Copperworks School was initially established as a works charity school, a free school for the children of parents who were employed at the Copper Works and the Caemaen and Box Collieries, by Richard Nevill in the early years of the 19th.century. The school existed in the yard of the Copper Works, and not on its present site.

Eventually, after many years the present school building was built by Richard Nevill along with contributions made by local industrialists. The school, which came into commission in 1847 was ranked as one of the outstanding schools of its type in the 19th.century.




3rd - Inset Day

4th - Term starts

29th - P.F.A. Fair-trade Event in CYCA



9th - Eco Club Walk to School

16th - Harvest Fruit Assembly

Year 2 Roadshow

25th - Harvest Concert

26th - School closes for Half Term



5th - Closure Day

6th - Back to School

17th - P.F.A. Christmas Fayre

20th - Parents Open Evening



 21st - School closes for Christmas Holidays



7th - Inset Day

8th - Term Starts




8th - School closes for Half Term

18th - Back to School



20th - School closes for Easter holidays




7th - Back to School



23rd - School closes for Half Term



2nd June - Back to School





18th - School closes for Summer holidays

21st - Closure Day

22nd - Closure Day



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