The famous Nos Galan Races commemorate the Welsh runner Guto Nyth Bran and his legendary athletic prowess. Stories of Guto include how he could catch a bird in flight, and how on one occasion he ran to Pontypridd and back, some seven miles, before the kettle boiled.
Our school is situated on a hillside on the northern side of the village of Cwmbach within an established private housing estate. The village of Cwmbach lies approximately 2 miles south of the busy town of Aberdare, known locally as: 'The Queen of the Valleys'/ 'Brenhines y Cymoedd'. Cwmbach is in the county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taff.