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Welcome to St Nicholas' School

Could your child be the next Vivaldi; a future budding scientist; linguist; writer; designer, sportsman/woman; entrepreneur; a ‘yet to-be-discovered’ Van Gogh or a mathematical visionary?


Then come and join our very happy school.


St Nicks’ is a large community school with an even bigger heart and we welcome everyone here!

We have excellent facilities and we offer specialist teaching with a lovely, highly experienced and caring team who possess the gift of enthusing pupils with their passion for learning and who have the ability to smile on cold, wet Mondays in January!


We pride ourselves in developing the whole child through a positive system of values and by nurturing the talents, interests and abilities of individuals with a rich and exciting curriculum and opportunities for everyone to shine.

Our standards are very high; we believe in excellence in all that we do and that every minute of every day can make a difference.

We are a high performing P4C (Philosophy for Education) school that encourages children to reflect and to think for themselves; making informed choices about the bigger issues in life.

Year after year our pupils regularly lead the way, receiving awards in the annual ceremonies at Cherwell and visitors comment frequently on our pupils excellent manners together with their confident and articulate communication.


At St Nicks we celebrate and embrace diversity and we welcome families from different faiths and nationalities working together as a strong united community. Our ‘family feel’ is a significant strength of the school and we work closely with our families to support in any way we can and to keep them informed.


Our school provides an excellent learning environment, which includes a beautifully equipped nursery; 15 wonderful classrooms; a music room; a sensory room and sensory garden; a library and Reading double decker bus as well as a purpose built sports hall alongside our main hall. We have up to date computing equipment and access to fantastic resources for science including regular collaborative work with Oxford High, St Clares, Magdelen College and the universities.


We are also the host school to the CIRB (Communication Interaction Resource Base) and these children are included into the life of St Nicholas’ School in many ways.


With excellent wrap around care and our after school enrichment clubs that run on a rolling programme and offer activities such as: cooking, a wide range of sports; Quidditch, Gardening; Archery; Science, Robotics; Choir and Orchestra; drama; Chess and Strategy board games – there really is something for everyone!


We are so very proud of our school and we enjoy welcoming visitors from all over the world.


If this sounds like the school for your child, do contact the school office and come along for a visit. Alternatively, attend our annual open day; the next one will be in September 2018. Further details to follow.


Paula Phillips 

April 2018

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