Croeso i Ysgol Gynradd Herbert Thompson

UPDATE** - 05.01.2021


Dear Parents/Carers,

The Education Minister, Kirsty Williams made an announcement yesterday evening. Details can be seen below:

The situation in Wales and across the UK remains very serious. Today, the four UK Chief Medical Officers have agreed that the UK is now at the highest level of risk, Joint Biosecurity Council level 5.

In the light of that decision the Welsh Government, in consultation with the WLGA and Colegau Cymru, has agreed that all schools, colleges and independent schools should move to online learning until January 18th.

As a government we will use the next two weeks to continue to work with local authorities, schools and colleges to plan for the rest of term.

This is the best way to ensure that parents, staff and learners can be confident in the return to face to face learning, based on the latest evidence and information.

Schools and colleges will remain open for children of critical workers and vulnerable learners, as well as for learners who need to complete essential exams or assessments. On this basis Special Schools and PRU’s should remain open if possible.

We had initially given schools flexibility in the first two weeks of term to decide when to reopen based on local circumstances.

But it is now clear that a national approach of online learning for the first fortnight of term is the best way forward.

We know that schools and colleges have been safe and secure environments throughout the pandemic.

However, we also know that education settings being open can contribute to wider social mixing outside the school and college environment.

We are confident that schools and colleges have online learning provision in place for this immediate period.

School Approach
We will continue with our daily online learning approach on daily catch ups in KS2 and will update you as soon as information is received. We will also continue to operate a hub for key workers.

Thank you for your support and please feel free to email me if you have any questions on: Sheena.marsh@cardiff.gov.uk

Thank you,

Mrs Marsh 

Headteacher's Welcome

As the Headteacher of Herbert Thompson Primary School, I thank you for visiting our school website and am delighted to introduce you to our school.

Our school mission statement is:


“Find your talents and let them grow.

Be the person you’d like to know.”


Our vision for the future is based around the unwavering belief that our community will live with positive values and behaviours and have the skills and aspirations to live happy and successful futures. 


We have six core values that drive us every day and are role modelled through all that we do.  These are:


  • Respect

  • Care

  • Determination

  • Security

  • Diversity

  • Achievement

We hope this website provides you with the information you require.  You are most welcome to arrange a visit and the pupils would be delighted to show you what makes Herbert Thompson such a happy and unique place.


Thank you for your interest in our school.


Diolch yn fawr,




Mrs Sheena Marsh


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