Nursery places available – please contact the school office on 01865 242838 for further information This term, our value is: Independence.


 

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Welcome to St Nicholas’ Primary and Nursery School!

Dear Parents

What can I tell you about our wonderful primary and nursery school? If I could sum it up in one word, it would be ‘aspirational.’ We believe that every day is precious in education and it is our job to ensure that all our learners excel to the best of their ability in their academic education, whatever their starting point.

We also believe in a holistic approach and ensure that our children’s emotional and social development is nurtured. To support this, we have a dedicated nurture team with a wellbeing room, sensory room and sensory garden.

We are passionate about inclusion and diversity. Almost half of our pupils have English as an additional language and we are proud of our Communication, Interaction and Resource Base which is a very important part of our school.

We have twelve core values, which were voted for by our whole school community after great debate in our own Houses of Parliament. These are very much linked to the British Values which we embed into the whole of our
curriculum. We have an enquiry- based approach to our learning and hold the Sapere Gold Award for our Philosophy for Children curriculum.

Pupil voice is very important to us and in addition to our Houses of Parliament, for which each class has a Member of Parliament, we also have members of the Eco Council and School Council.

We are in the heart of the city and yet are blessed with lots of outside space, including our own forest school, four playgrounds, a large field and a multi-use games area which comprises of two pitches and cricket nets.

We are creative, colourful and caring. We are a community school with a family feel and have weekly coffee mornings for our parents and enjoy hosting events such as International Evening, Book at Bedtime, Open Evening, Autumn and Winter Fairs and Stay and Learns where parents are invited to come into school and join in with their child’s learning.

Rising 3s can start their journey with us and from the beginning have access to a wide range of extra-curricular clubs, many focusing on art and sport. As the children go through their school journey, they may choose to join one of these clubs or join our rock group or orchestra – or both! We have often spotted talents in children through their participation in our enrichment clubs.

We also have a breakfast and after school club as we know how important wrap around care is for working parents. Our mantra is ‘Live, Love, Learn and be Happy’ and the best way for you to get a true feel of this is to come and visit us where you will receive a very warm welcome.

Julie Holland

Headteacher

 

“Staff promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development effectively. Consequently, pupils show respect and consideration for others.” “Pupils say that they feel safe and well looked after, and that they enjoy coming to school.  Pupils are very clear that staff are readily available to deal with any worries they might have.” “Teachers use their good subject knowledge to provide clear explanations for pupils. As a result, pupils understand what they need to do in order to be successful. This enables pupils to make good progress.”
Ofsted Report, 2018

 

 

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