Parent Testimonials

We are extremely proud of such an engaging community of parents, pupils and alumni who aid and uphold the ethos of St Nicholas' School.  We hope you enjoy reading some of the testimonials received.

I knew that St Nicks would provide my daughter with discipline, excellent academic standards and encourage self-confidence and independent learning.

"Firstly, I wanted to thank the school very much indeed, to all of our daughter's teachers, it has been hugely appreciated by us and has certainly been worthwhile.  As a St Nicks 'old girl' myself, there was no doubt in my mind that the school that I had attended (in the Branksomewood Road era from the age of 4) would be the right school for our daughter.  We did not consider any other school.  I knew that St Nicks would provide my daughter with discipline, excellent academic standards and would encourage self-confidence and independent learning. 

From the very early days, when we came to visit the Nursery department, the teachers were wonderful with her.  All the Nursery staff took the time to make my daughter feel secure so that ultimately, she ended up going from only coping with 2 hours in Nursery to whole days and loving it... by the time she was in Reception, she was thriving and loving all her learning.

Every child is special of course and has their own individual life story but how our daughter's life has turned around through her own hard work and efforts, our unending love and support and the education and guidance she has received during her time at St Nicks is wonderful to see and be a part of."

Alumni Parents

"I wanted to say how thrilled we are with how our daughter is doing and that we are so happy with how St Nick's is helping her reach her potential and grow in confidence. She's working so hard and is really motivated - a tribute to your staff."

Senior School Parent

"Myself and my colleague had the pleasure in working with a group of your Year 9 students at the weekend on their Bronze DofE expedition.  I just wanted to say what a credit the students are to your school.  They were great fun to work with and engaged with myself and my colleague really well. Your students did St Nicholas a great credit and you should know they left a very good impression."

Expedition and Residential Manager (Hampshire Outdoors)

"I would like to update you about my academic progress since leaving St Nicholas School in 2019.

I gained 4 A* grades at A-level at Alton College before accepting a place at Durham University to study Biological Sciences (BSc). This week, I have received First Class Honours and can now start my PhD at Durham, where I will be studying the dengue virus under the supervision of Dr Liz Morris.

I would like to express my gratitude to you and my old school for such an excellent academic foundation. What St Nicholas School gave me was both the joy for learning and a structure to achieve my ambitions in a happy atmosphere."


"I just wanted to say what a great Friday evening we had at the Sports Awards.  The Sports Team did a fantastic job and the atmosphere and cheers from the students when their peers won an award was lovely."

Senior School Parent

"Thank you to you and the staff for all that you have done for both our girls.  They are both blossoming and whilst we will wait for results day for our daughter, her character has been so helpfully shaped by the kindness and wisdom of your staff.  Thank you!"

Alumni Parents

"A quick note to say congratulations and thank you to yourself and the music teachers for a lovely Informal Concert last night!  You really enabled the girls to shine with some stunning accompaniment arrangements and I felt that the broad variety of pieces performed indicated that each girl had a connection with their chosen piece.  Bravo and thank you to all you and your team do."

Senior School Parent

"We are super proud of our daughter but also absolutely recognise the encouragement and support she had from her teachers at St Nicks in really helping her to achieve strong GCSE results. Her ambition and determination now are so very much down to the support she had at that time.  Thank you and your academic team again and wishing you all the best for the future academic years."

Alumni Parents

"My sincere thanks and appreciation for all that you and the staff do for our children."

Senior School Parent

"Just wanted to say congratulations in running an outstanding Junior Sports Day today. The parent gazebo’s were perfect and seeing all the girls from different age groups interact with each other was lovely too. Music was great…caught some parents bopping away…great day all round…thanks very much…fingers crossed we get good weather for Seniors next week…"

Junior and Senior School Parent

"I am writing to say a massive thank you to all the staff that spent the last week in France with the Year 7 and 8 girls.  Our daughter thoroughly enjoyed herself and has been telling us all about the activities and the Château.  What an amazing experience for her and an excellent opportunity to expand her independence and experience France in an authentic way.  So once again, many thanks for taking care of the girls and giving them a wonderful opportunity."

Senior School Parent

"I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the Senior Concert, every performance was top class. What a talented bunch, both students and teachers. Fabulous!"

Junior and Senior School Parent

"I would like to express my sincerest thanks and gratitude to you for your support during the third lockdown.  Your response to all enquiries were answered in a timely manner and you were absolutely willing and helpful to us at any giving opportunity."

Infant School Parent

"I am glad that my daughter's attend St Nicholas' School where I know they are guided well to be good citizens.  When I listened to your assemblies during lockdown, I was in awe with how you were able to present something that was thought provoking and new every week, a really difficult skill."

Infant and Junior School Parent

"We just wanted to say how impressed we have been with how the school has adapted its teaching so far.  What has impressed us even more though is the girl's learning ethos and how well they have adapted to working remotely – this I am sure is down to St Nicks’ approach to learning and to the hard work that all the staff have put into this transition."

Junior School Parents