About STP


Sir Thomas Picton (1758-1815)

Welcome to Sir Thomas Picton School

Croeso i Ysgol Syr Thomas Picton


Our school is located in the heart of Pembrokeshire, South West Wales, in the   town of Haverfordwest on the Welsh coast. The school itself is named after Sir Thomas Picton (pictured right), (August, 1758 - 18 June 1815), a Welsh military leader who fought in a number of campaigns for Great Britain, and rose to the rank of  lieutenant general. He is chiefly remembered for his exploits under the Duke of Wellington in the Iberian Peninsular War and at the Battle of Waterloo, where he was mortally wounded while his division stopped d'Erlon's corps attack against the allied centre left, and so became the most senior officer to die at Waterloo.


The school was not built as an old military hospital. However it was built with this use in mind, hence single storey structure with very few steps. It copies the basic Government design e.g. the old Odstock hospital. It was built in 1954, alongside the Government offices at Cherry grove, as the new secondary modern school and the land was previously agricultural.


The school has recently improved its facilities, with new science laboratories and refurbished toilets. It is known for its sports facilities, including the neighbouring sports centre, gym, sports hall, running track,and astro-turf.


Notable ex-pupils include:


Connie Fisher - singer, winner of the BBC's How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?

Duffy - female soul singer-songwriter


The school is very much about creating a caring environment for pupils, and has a very active school council system. There are many unique facilities at the school, including new science labs, ICT facilities and an extensive range of vocational studies to choose from. Please browse through our website to learn more about our school, our activities and achievements or click on the contact us opion above for further information.

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