Saint Nicholas School, Essex
|Headmaster||Mr. Keith Knight|
|Deputy Head||Miss Helen Hopkins|
|Chair of Governors||Mr. Rob Ellice|
Hobbs Cross Road
|DfE URN||115417 Tables|
|Colours||Royal Blue, Sky Blue and Grey
Nursery - Little Saints Pre-School - opened September 2014
There is an exciting new development at Saint Nicholas School. As part of the school’s commitment to providing affordable, quality care to children in the community, the school opened a pre-school for rising-3 and 4 year olds in September 2014. As well as our wonderful new setting children access the school's wonderful grounds and facilities. Physical education is taught by our specialist teachers.
The Pre-School opening hours are from 07.30 am to 6.00 pm, Monday to Friday, spread over three terms Autumn, Spring and Summer. We are closed over half terms, Christmas, Easter and Summer holidays, and for all Bank holidays.
Saint Nicholas School was established in 1939 in a group of buildings set in the heart of the hamlet of Churchgate Street, near Old Harlow. A move to nearby Hillingdon House in 1977 and a substantial building programme in recent years allowed for gradual expansion of the school to its present size of over 400 boys and girls aged 3 to 16.
The school is situated in gardens and grounds which extend to more than 14 acres (57,000 m2). Lower, middle and upper schools are each housed in their own area, within close proximity of each other, enabling access to shared facilities. The school is equipped with specialist classrooms, science laboratories, technology areas, ICT rooms, two libraries and a theatre. Sports facilities include extensive playing fields, tennis courts, a heated swimming pool and a sports hall.
Saint Nicholas School is a registered charity, managed by the Board of Governors and the Headmaster. The Headmaster is in membership of the Independent Schools Association and the Independent Schools Council Information Service.
“The high levels of respect shown amongst the pupils in their interactions with each other and with the staff clearly demonstrate their high self-esteem and a palpable and strong community ethos.” - Saint Nicholas School ISI Report
Encouraging confidence & enthusiasm
At Saint Nicholas we aim to enable pupils to acquire the knowledge, wisdom and self-discipline appropriate for lifelong learning, employment and adult life. To achieve this aim we ensure that all pupils have the opportunity to develop their intellectual, physical and creative gifts, across a broad and balanced curriculum.
We promote the personal development of pupils, encouraging lively and enquiring minds, respect for themselves and others and a high regard for truth. We encourage self-confidence, integrity, social responsibility and awareness in pupils.
Pupils learn to show respect and active concern for their school surroundings and for the wider environment.
Our aim is to provide an environment in which every pupil can achieve the highest standards in all aspects of school life in preparation for the challenges of the future. The stability and security of continuous education on one site, spanning the age ranges from 3 – 16 years is a major factor in helping us achieve this.
Developing the Individual
We place a major emphasis on the individual, recognising that all children are different, and we value each and every one in their own right.
Each child has his or her own talents and abilities, and we aim to encourage each one to develop their own special strengths and to grow in confidence and self-esteem to find their role in the community. Happiness is the first essential in this.
Whilst every effort is made to draw out the academic potential of each individual, we consider it equally important that the children should grow up to be confident, caring, honest and responsible young people, capable of making a positive contribution to the society in which they live and work.
- "Saint Nicholas School History". School website.