Dynevor School, Swansea Records

Scope and Content

Admission registers, 1900-1982; attendance registers, 1907-1946; financial records, 1893-1954; certificates, 1899-1979; papers relating to school examinations, 1912-1944; school magazines, 1940-1979; newspaper cuttings and scrapbooks, 1897-[1990s]; plans, 1929, 1957; photographs of staff, pupils, sports teams, events, school buildings, school trips and other subjects, [1910s]-[1990s]; programmes and ephemera, 1935-1983; former pupils' journals, 2002-2003; correspondence concerning Dynevor School Roll of Honour, 2000; Swansea High School for Girls [Llwyn-y-Bryn Girls School?] certificates, 1939-1945, and photographs, [late 1960s].

Administrative / Biographical History

Dynevor School, Swansea, Glamorgan, began as a higher grade elementary school in Trinity Place in 1883, transferring to new premises in Dynevor Place in 1894. In 1907 it became the Swansea Municipal Secondary School for Boys. The buildings were extended in 1929 but were extensively damaged during the 1941 Blitz. From 1944 to 1971 the school was known as Dynevor Grammar School, then became a senior comprehensive. In 1978 it merged with the Llwyn-y-Bryn Girls School to become Dynevor School. In 2001 Dynevor School merged with Dillwyn Llewelyn School to become the Dylan Thomas Community School. The site closed in 2002.


Arranged chronologically into: centenary history; admission registers; attendance registers; temporary register sheets; report book; punishment book; financial records; certificates; school examinations; school magazines; newspaper cuttings and scrapbooks; plans; photographs; miscellaneous items; Swansea High School for Girls (E/Dyn Sec); memorabilia of and work by former pupils (E/Dyn Sec X).

Access Information

Items under 100 years old containing information on named individuals may be restricted in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Acquisition Information

It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.


Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Education - Dynevor School, Swansea (formerly Swansea Municipal Secondary Boys' School) (E/Dyn Sec), catalogue; West Glamorgan Archive Service, Dynevor School, Swansea: memorabilia of and work by former pupils, 2000-date (E/Dyn Sec X), catalogue.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at West Glamorgan Archive Service.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further records are West Glamorgan Archive Service, E/Ll B Sec.

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