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


Christmas is coming

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

A huge thank you to Charlton Grace Estate Agents, Hartley Wintney for donating our beautiful Christmas tree this year. We love it and we are certainly getting Rudolph ready

Samantha Dickson Twilight Walk

Last week children and staff were joined by Mr and Mrs Dickson as they all participated in the Samantha Dickson Twilight Walk.

Samantha was an ex-pupil of St Nicholas' when she was diagnosed with a brain tumour and tragically passed away in1996 at the age of 16.

It was a beautlful evening where the school community came together to remember Samantha and raise money for this wonderful charity.

A huge thank you to those who have already donated, if you would like to contribute you still have time, please donate to the Samantha Dickson Fund via the Just Giving Page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/St-Nicholas. The Brain Tumour Charity

Home made bread

Today is National Homemade Bread day and we don’t ‘knead’ an excuse to celebrate, as the pupils at St Nicholas’ School have homemade bread baked daily.

Thank you to our wonderful catering team who ‘rise’ to the challenge daily ... #NationalHomemadeBreadDay


St Nicholas’ School 1946, established in Branksomewood Road in 1937 by Miss Prichard and Miss McKenzie. #throwback

Remembrance Sunday

#remembranceday On Remembrance Sunday, we reflect on all those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Year 4 created some beautiful poppies, the newspaper backgrounds are actually copies of newspapers from November 12th 1918, proclaiming the ceasefire and the end of WW1. #lestweforget2021

Year 3 Taster Day

Another day, another Taster Day.... and this was the turn of the Year 3 girls. Action packed .... Design Technology, Science experiments, Forest School to name a few things..

Remembrance Day

At 11am this morning, the St Nicholas' School community observed a two minute silence to remember our fallen heroes.

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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