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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…

Flatford Mill Geography Trip

7th June 2022

On Monday 16th May, the Year 10 geography pupils set off for their field trip to Flatford Mill Field Study Centre. They had a busy few days, including field study sketching, conducting a ‘Bucket Challenge’, which incorporated measuring the amount of invertebrates in two different ponds, carrying out a bipolar analysis of tourism, and measuring…

BFI Spanish Trip

7th June 2022

On Thursday 12th May, the Year 10 and Year 11 GCSE Spanish pupils enjoyed a trip to the British Film Institute, on London’s Southbank. In the morning, they enjoyed a number of activities that included watching three short films: ‘El Cocodrillo’, ‘Murciégala’ and ‘Uno’, which introduced pupils to new vocabulary and various techniques in film…

Flamenco Fun

7th June 2022

On Thursday 5th May, pupils from Years 6, 7 and 8 participated in a flamenco workshop, organised by Mrs Burchfield. The interactive session was led by two professional flamenco dancers who kicked off the morning by performing a fantastic partner dance, before then teaching the children some basic flamenco moves to the chorus of a…

Harlow Schools Cross Country

21st April 2022

Just before the half term break, the sun shone for the Saint Nicholas cross country team who competed in the Harlow schools cross country competition, which had not been run for the last two years due to the pandemic, so it was great for pupils to be back out on the course. Saint Nicholas took…

Royal Observatory Trip

23rd March 2022

Last week, Year 5 pupils enjoyed their space-themed visit to the Royal Observatory and Planetarium as part of National Science Week. The children enjoyed a fascinating interactive ‘Space Watch’ session in which they learned about how to launch satellites into space, what makes a ‘Goldilocks Planet’, looked at photos of Mars taken by the Hubble…

School Rated as Excellent

10th March 2022

We are delighted to have been awarded the highest possible grading of ‘excellent’ across all areas, in the most recent school inspection, carried out by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) in January 2022. The top grading was achieved for both the two key areas of pupil achievements (both academic and otherwise) and personal development. In…

Regional Cross Country Qualifiers

1st March 2022

On a beautiful day just before half term, Saint Nicholas took a large team of runners from Year 4 to Year 9 to compete in the ISA regional cross country qualifiers. The event was hosted at Finborough School and saw five of our fantastic pupils qualify for the national finals which are to be held…

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