Historically, Neath has existed as settlement since the Romans established the fort of Nido in the AD 70s. the Roman Fort took its name from the River Nedd; the Meaning is obscure but ‘shining’ or simply ‘river’ have been suggested. Neath is an Anglicised form. the fort covered a large area which now lies under the playing fields of Dwr-y-Felin Comprehensive School.
The Welsh Language of Neath is Castell Nedd referring to the Norman Neath Castle which is close to the shopping centre.
Gnoll Primary School was built in 1940 but was used as an annex to Neath Hospital until the 1980s. It was converted to become Gnoll Primary school in 1987. The single story building is shaped like a capital ‘E’.
The school is committed to healthy eating and strives to educate pupils about the benefits of adopting a balanced and healthy diet. In addition, our ECO/Healthy Schools Committee consists of pupils and staff at the school tasked with ensuring that the school are committed to healthy eating and lifestyles. Our current lunchtime menu is available to view.
Gnoll Primary is a fully inclusive school. We also benefit from a dedicated Autistic Unit, which aim to ensure that pupils receive the support they need to achieve their potential. If you wish to discuss any aspect of our disability policies or access arrangements, please contact the Headteacher for an appointment.
Neath Port Talbot local authority is responsible for admissions throughout the county . Please see the Neath Port Talbot website for more details and key dates.
A copy of our full prospectus is available by contacting the school or from the Policies page.