Our Philosophy

“A good, friendly atmosphere which creates confidence and a sense of well being in the children.”

Our philosophy is based upon a commitment to sound moral principles and a view of education as an all-round preparation for life. Academic work is given strong emphasis and, equally, sound guidance in personal development is seen as an integral part of a good education.


The school aims to:

  • enable pupils to acquire the knowledge, wisdom and self-discipline appropriate for further education, employment and adult life.
  • ensure that all pupils have the opportunity to develop their intellectual, physical and creative gifts, across a broad and balanced curriculum.
  • provide a range of extra-curricular opportunities at lunchtime and after school.
  • promote the personal development of pupils, encouraging lively and enquiring minds, respect for themselves and others and a high regard for truth.
  • promote self confidence, integrity, social responsibility and awareness in pupils.
  • generate a happy atmosphere and offer support to all members of the school community.
  • encourage pupils to show respect and active concern for their school surroundings and for the wider environment.
  • encourage pupils to be aware of the needs of the community beyond the school and to give service.
  • provide the stability and security of continuous education on one site, spanning the age range from 2 ½ in our pre-school to 16 years.
  • provide a stable environment in which every pupil can achieve the highest standards in all aspects of school life in preparation for the challenges of the future.

Moral and Religious Principles

Saint Nicholas School runs along Christian principles. We try to ensure that an understanding and appreciation of how these principles apply to life in the modern world. We strongly uphold the Christian principles in as far as they refer to the way in which we behave towards each other. This does not put us at odds with other religions represented in the School, as the basic principles and the morality expressed by all the major religions, be they Western or Eastern, are similar.