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'


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. 


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.


'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. 

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.

Remote Learning

Our remote learning platform, delivered using Microsoft 'Teams' has been a runaway success! Thanks to the hard work of all staff at St Nicholas',  pupils in the Infant, Junior and Senior departments are thriving in their remote lessons.

What's Happening


Muddy Kitchen!

We are delighted to tell you that our 'Muddy Kitchen', 'Sandpit', 'Storytime Area' including 'Water Play Area and Tower' are finished! Branksomewood have had a fantastic time this week enjoying the new outdoor activities in the marvellous sunshine! #outdoorplaytime



- We are open 50 weeks a year from 8.00am - 6.00pm.

- 15 hours EYE Funding.

- New muddy and water play area.

- Fantastic outdoor provision including Forest School.

- Specialist sport, music and language teaching.

- Dedicated wellbeing and Yo-chi activities.


Introducing Miss Chambers

Meet Miss Chambers - Director of Sport

"During this unprecedented time, the importance of sport and physical activity in stress relief and mental well-being has been highlighted. I think it is important that pupils experience competition, winning and losing." Read more about Miss Chambers by visiting our website https://www.st-nicholas.hants.sch.uk/.../meet-our...

Census Activities

In the Junior department, we have been taking part in Census activities as it was Census day last Sunday 21st March. Different year groups have counted different things that were important to them. Year 3 counted daffodils, Year 4 counted trees on the school ground and Year 5 surveyed where girls were born.

Fun Activities

Fun activities have continued apace this week, with some Infants having story time (and Haribo) outside and others watching videos and eating popcorn; Juniors spending time drinking hot chocolate and playing games and Seniors having enjoyed their planned outdoor activities: more team games and scavenger hunts using the school grounds. #stnicksfun

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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