Welcome From The Head

At St Nicholas’ School each child is valued and nurtured. Our small classes and inspirational teachers encourage and guide pupils to develop to the full and to embrace all of the opportunities available to them. Most importantly, St Nicholas’ School is a happy place where children enjoy their schooling, make the most of their childhoods and form friendships that last a lifetime.  

Our most recent inspection report by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) achieved the highest rating: ‘Excellent’. I do hope you will take time to read it in detail. We are proud of our status as the top performing school for GCSEs in Hampshire, as well as our rank of 4th  nationally (in The Times Parent Power league for small schools without a sixth form). However, we are not complacent. We strive for excellence all the time.

Our school was founded in 1935 and has gone from strength to strength over the years. The school is set in beautiful surroundings, covering more than 35 acres, and has superb facilities including a full size sports hall, a large art and textiles centre, four dedicated science laboratories, a multi-use games area and specialist facilities for music, ICT, food technology and drama. The school’s Performing Arts Centre provides a fully raked theatre, seating over 350, a drama studio and a full orchestra pit.  

Of course there is no substitute for a visit to see St Nicholas' on a working day. I look forward to meeting you, personally, in the future. 

Dr Olwen Wright

ISI Inspection 2015