Address: St Nicholas’ School, Redfields House, Redfields Lane, Church Crookham, Fleet, Hampshire, GU52 0RF
Admissions Queries: FAO The Admissions Registrar on 01252 850121
Age Range: Girls aged 3 – 16, Boys aged 3 – 7
Fees Per Year: £8,649 – £11,745
St Nicholas School is a private independent day school for girls between the ages of 3 – 16. It also educates boys aged 3 – 7. Established in 1935, the School is located in Church Crookham, a suburb-village just south of Fleet. The school grounds are made up of 27 acres and the school itself teaches just over 400 pupils.
Being set in such expansive grounds has meant that the school has developed a vast range of facilities on site. These include a performing arts centre with auditorium, tennis courts, a running track, music rooms and large playing fields and areas of woodland. Sports participation is important to the school and there are a variety of competitive sporting opportunities available. Outdoor sports include tennis, netball, hockey and cross country running, while indoors, the school has fairly recently constructed an impressive multi-purpose sports hall facilitating basketball, dance and gymnastics to name a few.
An arts centre was opened in 2006 and the department is thriving with a range of art activities on offer. Local trips are also a regular feature within the art department. Music and drama are given high priority at the school with multiple opportunities for performance and recitals. The school has an very active after school calendar ranging from sports teams to homework clubs to martial arts and music lessons.
Admission to the Early Years and Infant School requires completion of an application form, a tour of the school and a meeting with the Head. A taster/induction day will also take place to enable the child to meet teachers and other pupils. Regarding entry for senior girls (aged 11+), St Nicholas’ School is selective and requires the girls to sit an entrance examination with papers in English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning. The exam usually takes place in the January before the start of the academic year in September. Parents and pupils are also encouraged to have a pre-arranged tour of the school and a meeting with the head. Scholarships and bursaries are available subject to means testing and at the discretion of the school.