St Nicholas’ is a unique school where children have the chance to grow up at their own pace, and where they can let their talents and imagination run free. At every stage of their educational journey, pupils flourish. It is a privilege to be the Headmistress of such an energetic and talented school community.

We have a long history of educating boys and girls together in our Infant Department and girls all the way through to 16. Few schools offer the opportunity to get to know pupils so well. It is little wonder that they achieve so highly academically; nurtured and supported as they are throughout their education. Our GCSE results rank amongst the best nationally and if you visit us you’ll see why.

An education at St Nicholas’ equals a happy childhood.

I look forward to showing you exactly what this looks like.

Headmistress, Dr. Olwen Wright

Click here to read  'Welcome From The Head'


Our Nursery offers a rich, stimulating, and secure learning environment, both indoors and outdoors, which encourages children to explore their curiosity and encourage enthusiasm.  Our vision is for each child to be the best that they can be, to become happy, confident learners, keen to explore and try out new things.


'Branksomewood', the Nursery and Infant Department, features natural wood construction and a wonderful airy atmosphere that provides light and space for our younger children. With an adventure playground set in the woods, a large hall fitted with PE equipment, and our experienced teaching staff, it is no wonder the children are so happy. 


Redfields House, the home of our Junior Department, is the beautifully decorative main building with high ceilings and a wooden staircase that takes centre stage. Years 3 -6 form rooms are to be found here, and the Juniors have their own Library and I.T suite. Our Curriculum Support and ELSA Rooms are also located here, enabling easy assess for both Junior and Senior pupils.


The Senior Department is located in a separate building at the far end of the school along with form rooms, science laboratories and the fantastic Pritchard Hall and Drama Studio. Pupils also have access to our open-plan Senior Library and I.T suite and our Sports Hall. Our wonderful sporting facilities, including our multi-use area, enable a number of sports to be played, such as volleyball, basketball, netball, football and cricket. 

Co-Curricular Programme

At St Nicholas’, our co-curricular programme refers to the academic, personal, spiritual, creative and physical development of every pupil, alongside a sound understanding of community.  A key component in the delivery of a well-rounded education, our co-curricular programme develops the whole child and affects almost all areas of school life.


At St Nicholas’ we pride ourselves on having outstanding pastoral care. We also involve the girls themselves in the school’s pastoral systems and our team of Prefects and ‘Big Sister’ mentors, made up of girls in the senior year-groups, provide a listening ear every day of the week.

By the Numbers


in Hampshire for 2019 GCSE Results


nationally for small independent day schools


different languages to choose from at GCSE (Latin; Mandarin; Spanish; French; German)


different sports are played


acres of beautiful grounds, including ancient woodland


seat auditorium with orchestra pit and raked seating

What's Happening


Go Down To The Woods

If you go down in the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise. Our Nursery children had a wonderful time walking across the crocodile bridge in the fresh air, playing hide and seek and looking at the different coloured flowers.

What a great way to start the week!


The school may be closed but our Nursery is open 50 weeks of the year!

Take a look at someone of the activities our Nursery children have been up to in the Easter holidays. Den building to bug hunting, watching the daffodils changing (through our daffodil walk) to creating daisy chains and seeing some deer in our woods.

Primary Allocation

Are you disappointed with the primary school your child has been allocated for September 2022?

Don’t worry – we understand just how important it is to find the right school, and we have places remaining in Reception for September.

We recommend booking a personal tour now or attend our Open Evening on Wednesday 4th May (3.00pm – 6.30pm) to find out more about what makes our school so special.

Contact our admissions team now, on 01252 850121 or email registrar@st-nicholas.hants.sch.uk

National Offer Day

Today is National Offer Day ...

Your child may be little, but the choice is enormous. It is not too late to consider St Nicholas’ School for September 2022.

Branksomewood, the home of the Infant Department, has an outstanding reputation for educating boys aged 2 to 7 and girls 2 to 16. It is not just our academic standards; we are also proud of our sporting, musical and artistic achievements in a purpose-built environment. Our children are happy and stimulated by a team of experienced and dedicated teachers, who inspire a love of learning.

Don’t just take our word for it, enquire today about our upcoming Open Evening on Wednesday 4th May (3.00pm – 6.30pm) or arrange a personal tour of the school.

We would be delighted to meet you.

For more information, please contact our Registrar on 01252 850121 or email registrar@st-nicholas.hants.sch.uk.

Happy Easter

Well done and thank you to the #stnicholas' family for all your hard work this term.

We wish you a lovely Easter Holiday 🥚🐇🐾🐣

Farnham Rugby
Arabian Nights

This time last week was opening night of our Senior production "Arabian Nights" and WOW what a performance it was – A*mazing 🎭 🎭 🤩 🤩