Aims of the School

Learning, loving and encouraging through Christ.

Our core values are; Ambition, Community, Friendship, Perseverance, Respect and Trust, which reflect our Christian ethos and our learning.

Vision statement

St Nicholas provides a welcoming, inclusive and aspirational learning environment at the heart of its community. We nurture, encourage and support all children, adults and their families to be the best as God intended. Following God’s example of love and trust, we develop resilience and creativity in all we do.

One of the characters in the New Testament is the man the apostles nicknamed “Barnabas”—the son of encouragement. It is a fitting name, as we see him actively encouraging a young follower of Christ and a young church. His encouragement gives us an example to follow in encouraging one another in our own relationships, which as a school is something we strive to do daily.

Acts 11:22–30

22-24 When the church in Jerusalem got wind of this, they sent Barnabas to Antioch to check on things. As soon as he arrived, he saw that God was behind and in it all. He threw himself in with them, got behind them, encouraging them to stay with it the rest of their lives. He was a good man that way, enthusiastic and confident in the Holy Spirit’s ways. The community grew large and strong in the Master.

25-26 Then Barnabas went on to Tarsus to look for Saul. He found him and brought him back to Antioch. They were there a whole year, meeting with the church and teaching a lot of people. It was in Antioch that the disciples were for the first time called Christians.

27-30 It was about this same time that some prophets came to Antioch from Jerusalem. One of them named Agabus stood up one day and, prompted by the Spirit, warned that a severe famine was about to devastate the country. (The famine eventually came during the rule of Claudius.) So, the disciples decided that each of them would send whatever they could to their fellow Christians in Judea to help out. They sent Barnabas and Saul to deliver the collection to the leaders in Jerusalem.

Core Purpose

St Nicholas CE Primary Academy nurtures children to understand, contribute to, and flourish in a rapidly changing and increasingly diverse world.

Our children will be empowered, happy and confident to build positive relationships now and in the future.

We recognise that we live in a fast changing world and therefore want our children to have a genuine understanding and connection with the natural environment to fuel a passion for, and a desire to, protect the world around them. Every child will be equipped to have healthy relationships with the changes in technology. We encourage learners to think creatively to prepare them for a rapidly changing workplace and diverse future. They will reflect critically on their choices and challenges others with an ethical, non-judgmental nature and an open mind to become advocates of change.

We provide memorable opportunities for the children to work collaboratively, to solve problems and reflect. Our curriculum supports and develops resilient and active learners, encouraging every child to become adventurous, adaptable and ambitious.