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 11:22–26

22 Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch. 23 Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord. 24 For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord. 25 *Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul: 26 And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. *And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

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.