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GCSE Results 2023 – Celebrations and Successes!

30th August 2023

Saint Nicholas School celebrated the success of our Year 11 pupils with another year of strong GCSE results. All the pupils achieved 5 or more GCSE passes at grade 4-9, equivalent to a previous grade C or higher, and 95% of pupils achieved 5 or more GCSE passes at grade 4-9, including English and mathematics….

Year 6 STEM trip

18th May 2023

Last Thursday, Year 6 pupils visited the STEM Discovery Centre in Stevenage, to complement the work they will be doing in computer science. Whilst at the Centre, pupils visited the Exploration Zone, where they got hands-on with the exhibits, which covered the themes of space, energy (including light and sound), materials, forces and magnetism. They…

Year 10 Seville Trip

18th May 2023

In early May, a group of Year 10 Spanish pupils embarked on an educational trip to Seville. They participated in a number of activities and tours including a river cruise, a cookery class, a walking tour and a flamenco show. Pupils also watched the sunset at the top of the Setas de Sevilla and enjoyed…

The Big Seed Sow

3rd May 2023

Gardening club are delighted to have signed up to The RHS Big Seed Sow, which is an exciting, new community growing campaign. As part of this, pupils have been sowing vegetable seeds and wild flower seeds, and are hoping to transform their KS1 playground into a growing hub of wild flowers and vegetables. The carrots…

Roman Enrichment Day

3rd May 2023

On the Thursday before the Easter holidays, Year 4 pupils enjoyed a great day, travelling back 3000 years to the Roman Empire. They participated in a number of activities, including servant dancing and soldier marching, and throughout the day, they acted, chanted and feasted Iike a Roman emperor! A brilliant day was had by all!

Paradise Wildlife Park Trip

28th March 2023

Last Thursday, Year 1 pupils visited Paradise Wildlife Park, as part of their topic, ‘Paws, Claws and Whiskers’. They had a brilliant time, starting the day by attending a talk at Base Camp with their Ranger Specialist, who led a discussion about animals with fur, feathers and scales. Pupils then searched for animals in the…

Fire Brigade Pre-School Visit

21st March 2023

On Tuesday morning, there was much excitement in the pre-school, thanks to a visit from the local fire brigade. After explaining the importance of smoke alarms to the children, the firefighters showed them inside the fire engine, sounded the siren and even let them water the grass outside Jubilee House with the hose! What an incredibly…

Lower School Science Day

21st March 2023

To tie in with National Science Week, last Wednesday, lower school children enjoyed a themed science day, which included a visit from Science Boffins and a session about space to learn more about the different planets. Year 3 and 4 pupils also enjoyed using plasma balls and making their own slime, which was a lot…

Year 2 trip to the Tower of London

10th March 2023

On Thursday 2ne March, Year 2 pupils enjoyed an exciting day visiting the Tower of London. During the trip, they learnt many things about the Great Fire of London, including the importance of a primary source such as Samuel Pepys’ diary, and were also able to see what houses were like in 1666. A great…

Wild Challenge Bronze Award

10th March 2023

We are also delighted to share the news that Saint Nicholas has been awarded the RSPB’s Wild Challenge bronze award and will continue to work towards the silver award this term. This is great recognition for the work the children have been doing to preserve nature in the school grounds. Well done all!

Rotary Club Young Chef Finalist

10th March 2023

Congratulations to Lyla in Year 11, for winning the Rotary Club Young Chef district semi-final, which was held at Chelmsford College last Saturday. In just two hours, Lyla made a delicious caramelised onion and vegan feta tarte tatin, followed by yellow and black sea bass ravioli, with a roasted vegetable sauce, and a coconut pannacotta…

House Drama Competition

8th February 2023

The recent house drama competition saw each of the three groups perform their pieces to Miss Agrotis, Mrs Bradford and Mrs Johnson. All groups worked exceptionally hard since the competition began in September, carefully considering lighting, music and costumes, as well as their performances. Each group’s piece was really well put together and all three…

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