St Nicholas Catholic Primary School

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Saint Nicholas Catholic Primary School
Motto Love, Live, Learn, with Jesus Christ
Established 1967
Type Primary Academy
Religion Roman Catholic
Principal Mr. Matthew Emery
Chair Mrs. Patricia Platt
Location Jockey Road
Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
B73 5US
England England
Coordinates: 52°32′59″N 1°50′24″W / 52.5498°N 1.8399°W / 52.5498; -1.8399
Local authority Birmingham
DfE number 330/3403
DfE URN 140529 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Staff 29
Students 210
Gender Mixed
Ages 4–11
Colours Blue and Yellow          
Website School homepage

St. Nicholas Catholic Primary School is a mixed Catholic primary school with academy status, located in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands for pupils aged 4 to 11.


St. Nicholas Catholic Primary School opened in 1967 after the demand for Catholic Education within Boldmere and New Oscott became too great. The school is located at the rear of St Nicholas' church, which was constructed in 1957. St Nicholas is a Member of the Catholic Partnership.[1]

Academic standards[edit]

Following their inspection in March 2006 Ofsted assessed the school as Outstanding, the highest available category. They said: "This is an outstanding school where pupils are extremely well cared for and achieve very highly ... when they leave school at eleven they consistently reach exceptionally high standards. All groups of pupils make outstanding progress because teaching is consistently at least good, and often exemplary".[2][3]

The school was described as the best primary school in Birmingham in December 2004.[4]

In the Key Stage 2 tests in English, maths and science St Nicholas scored a perfect 300 in 2001[5] and was ranked the best school in the Midlands.[6]

The school has a notably low rate of absenteeism. At 2.7% authorised absences are about half the local and national average whilst there were no recorded unauthorised absences.[7]


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