Gnoll Primary School


Name Gnoll Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Wellfield Avenue, SA11 1AQ
Phone Number 01639 642938
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 351 (60% boys 40% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23
Local Authority Neath Port Talbot
Percentage Free School Meals 40.8%
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Gnoll Primary School is near the centre of Neath and is maintained by Neath Port Talbot local authority. The school provides education for pupils aged three to eleven years old. There are 374 pupils on roll, who are taught in 14 classes, including five mixed-age classes. This includes 65 part-time nursery pupils and 18 pupils in the two learning support classes for pupils with autistic spectrum disorder. Most of the pupils who attend the school come from the town of Neath, but pupils in the learning support centre come from a wider area within the local authority. Currently, 42% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is well above the national average of around 20%. Most pupils are from a white British background, while a few are from a minority ethnic group. A very few have English as an additional language. The school has identified 47% of its pupils as having additional learning needs, including around 5% who have a statement of special educational needs. This is considerably above the national average. The school was last inspected in April 2010. The headteacher took up the post in September 2011. The individual school budget per pupil for Gnoll Primary School in 2015-2016 means that the budget is £3,635 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Neath Port Talbot is £7,039 and the minimum is £2,718. Gnoll Primary School is 26th out of the 65 primary schools in Neath Port Talbot in terms of its school budget per pupil.