About our school
We are a friendly co-educational, Church of England, Voluntary Controlled School with 423 children on roll. Through our Christian ethos, we aim to enable all pupils to achieve their full personal and academic potential through challenging and exciting experiences in a supportive and secure environment thereby encouraging high motivation, co-operation and stability.
The school aims to serve its community by providing a stimulating and challenging education of the highest quality within the context of Christian faith, belief and practice. The school encourages and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils and develops its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with St. Nicholas’ Church at Parish and Diocesan level.
St Nicholas C of E Primary School is all on one level. The main Reception doors open to accommodate a wheelchair. There are two disabled bays in the car park.
We are very lucky to have an on-site swimming pool, which means that St Nicholas children from Reception to Year 6 are able to benefit every year from swimming at school throughout the year. This compares to the statutory curriculum swimming lessons for just one term during KS2 and enables our children to develop confidence in the water from an early age and continue to develop important swimming skills for life.
The school’s origins go back to 1843 when a National School, catering for 4 to 15 year olds, was opened in School Road, Alcester. In 1964, a new school was built for the junior pupils in St. Faith’s Road with the infant pupils remaining in School Road until 1972 when they moved to a new building in Moorfield Road.
In September 2003, following consultation with the Governing Bodies of Alcester Infant School and St. Faith’s Junior School, Warwickshire Education Authority decided to bring the two schools together again to form St. Nicholas’ C of E Primary School on the site of St. Faith’s Junior School. The new school opened on 1st September 2004.
A nursery unit was added in September 2005 and a Children’s Centre in April 2008. Following a very successful Ofsted Inspection in March 2012, when the school was judged to be outstanding in every area, the Governing Body made the decision that the school should become an academy. This was approved by Coventry Diocese and St. Nicholas’ became an academy school on 1st April 2013.