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St Nicholas' School, Hampshire

School Details
School Crest
Redfields House,
Redfields Lane,
Church Crookham,
Church Crookham,
United Kingdom,
GU52 0RF

Tel: +44 1252 850121
Fax: +44 1252 850718

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Mrs A V Whatmough

Marketing and Admissions Registrar:
Miss Melissa Brown

Accreditations and affiliations:
Religious affiliation:
Church of England, All denominations welcome
Teaching languages:
Age Range & Fees
3 - 16
Day Fees
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
Number of Pupils
School Boy
School Girl
Full board
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:

Trial day at school, Visit school, Early registration or registration at birth, Scholarship exam, Taster days, Registration, Please apply to school, Scholarship or bursary exam, Interview, Entry test or exam, Report from previous school, This is a non-selective school

Scholarships & Bursaries:

Academic, Sport, Senior school entry, Financial need, Music, Siblings, Means tested scholarships, Art

What we offer

  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Critical thinking
  • ICT
  • Photography
  • Classics
  • Design technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Mandarin
  • English
  • Latin
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Cross-country
  • Rounders
  • Fitness training
  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • Gymnastics
  • Fencing
  • Tennis
  • Martial arts
  • Hockey
  • Football
  • Badminton
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Drama productions
  • Dance
  • Rainbows/Brownies/Guides
  • Ballet
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Skiing
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • Jazz
  • School bus service
  • Particular diets
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • After school club
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
Head PhotoAt St Nicholas’ School we believe that the best education is a partnership between teachers, pupils and parents. By creating a supportive environment the personal and academic potential of each pupil can be developed. Classes are small and facilities are excellent. The personal and academic progress of each individual is monitored carefully and should any help be needed it is available. The secure base laid at St Nicholas’ gives students a wide range of choice for the next stage of their education. The fact that they are welcome wherever they go is a tribute to the work of the school.

A Performing Arts Centre is due to open in September 2009. This will serve as a theatre for music and drama performances and as a school hall.

A superb purpose-built art centre was opened in March 2006. The building incorporates an art studio with IT facilities, a textiles suite with computerised sewing machines and a ‘wet room’ for fabric printing, a design technology suite and a pottery room with two kilns.

The refurbishment of the St Nicholas Lodge has given the music department an additional suite of four rooms. The Lodge houses three instrumental teaching rooms, an ensemble room and a new drum studio.

Branksomewood houses the younger pupils, aged from three to seven, in a safe, happy and stimulating environment. Here they are able to make the best possible start to their education. They become confident, motivated, self-reliant, enthusiastic and well-mannered children ready to move on to the next stage. In the senior school Science laboratories, IT and Food Technology rooms, a CDT workshop, Art Department and a Drama Studio have added to the school’s amenities. These facilities, combined with the skills of the highly qualified and dedicated staff, enable the fully motivated and self-disciplined girls to achieve excellent examination results. The school is regularly at the top of the GCSE League Tables.

Excellent results are achieved without sacrificing the breadth of true education. A wide range of extra-curricular activities, covering all age-ranges, takes place throughout the school and all pupils are encouraged to participate as it helps to maintain their enthusiastic approach to life. Music, Art and Drama play a vital part in the life of the school enabling pupils to develop their powers of self-expression and grow in confidence. Sport is played for fun and success and the large Sports Hall has added an extra dimension to the physical education programmes. Participation is the guiding principle and the wide range of sports on offer allows each pupil to find something she enjoys. Girls are encouraged to take part in works for charities and the highlight of this comes on St Nicholas’ Day when each House puts on a major fund raising activity for its chosen charity. There is a thriving Duke of Edinburgh programme, educational trips, sports tours and ski trips both at home and abroad.

For more information please telephone 01252 850121. www.st-nicholas.hants.sch.uk
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