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Gardening Club Award

17th January 2023

Gardening club members are proud to announce that they have achieved Level 3 in the RHS School Gardening Awards. In order to achieve this level, they had to plan a mini project, which was to create a wild garden and bee buffet area, to encourage biodiversity in the KS1 playground. They will be growing a…

Dino Day

17th January 2023

Last Tuesday, Year 1 pupils became palaeontologists for the day. They explored fossils from carnivores, herbivores, and other forms of life and used research folders to identify them. After this session, they were introduced to three baby dinosaurs – Tina the Triceratops, Peta the Parasaurolophus and Trevor the T-Rex! Pupils were full of interesting questions…

ISA Hedge Run

6th December 2022

Our Year 5 to 8 cross country team travelled to Gosfield for the annual ISA hedge run cross country race. In what were extremely muddy conditions, our team represented the school with pride and 100% effort. Well done to Annabel in Year 8, for finishing 7th out of 60 runners and Billy, also in Year…

Rocking Horse Nursery Opening News

6th December 2022

We are delighted to advise you that, following a visit from Ofsted on Wednesday, Rocking Horse Nursery has been cleared to open as hoped in early January. We are excited to welcome the children and nursery managers, Sophie and Corinna, will be contacting all registered parents over the next few weeks to complete final paperwork…

Evacuee Day

15th November 2022

Last Friday, Year 5 children enjoyed their history enrichment day, learning what life was like for World War 2 evacuees. Pupils created their own gas mask boxes and practised air raid drills when the air raid sirens sounded, as well as creating art work inspired by The Blitz.

Songwriting Workshop

4th October 2022

Last Wednesday, our GCSE musicians and a number of our talented Year 8 pupils took part in a day-long songwriting workshop, which was led by Hannah Jane Lewis. Hannah is a singer/songwriter from Surrey. Since graduating from New York’s Tisch School of the Arts, with a first degree in Drama and English, Hannah has recently…

Ark Farm Visit

4th October 2022

Last Friday, Saint Nicholas played host to travelling farm, Ark Farm, much to the delight of our lower school pupils (and their teachers) who enjoyed meeting the animals and hearing all about their favourite things and how to care for them. It was a very successful day and we hope the children enjoyed the experience.

GCSE Results 2022

25th August 2022

We are delighted to report that 97% of Saint Nicholas School pupils achieved at least five GCSEs at grade 4 and above this year. These strong results improve upon the record results the school achieved in the last written examinations in 2019. Mr Terence Ayres, Headmaster of Saint Nicholas School, said; “All at Saint Nicholas…

Rotary Club Young Chef Competition

5th July 2022

Nigella had better watch her back because the Saint Nicholas girls are taking the cookery world by storm! Congratulations to our Year 8 team, Lucy, Sophia and Maria, who came first in the Rotary Club Young Chef competition junior category, and Lyla in Year 10, who won the individual award for leadership and excellence. The…

First Athletics Meeting of the Season

14th June 2022

The under 13 boys and girls athletics squad had their first outing of the season and what a fantastic afternoon of athletics it was! The team travelled to Passmores School where the girls competed in track events, while the boys competed in field events. The girls were incredibly strong on the track, securing 1st position…

Year 7 Zoo Trip

7th June 2022

This term in geography, Year 7 pupils have been learning about endangered animals. To tie in with this, on the Wednesday before half term, they paid a visit Colchester Zoo. Each pupil was able to discuss the topic of endangerment and extinction with the park rangers and they were also able to learn more about…

Year 5 Avon Tyrrell Trip

7th June 2022

Pupil Report by Leo and George, Year 5 We enjoyed our time at Avon Tyrrell because we got to take part in lots of fun and exciting activities such as high ropes, low ropes, canoeing and much more. After a long-winded bus journey, we were finally there. We went up to our rooms to settle…

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