St Nicolas CE Primary School

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Locks Hill, Portslade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN41 2LA

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St Nicolas CE Primary School

Learning to live... together. Guided by Christian values.


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Tour Dates for entry in September 2020

November 2019
Thursday 14th 9:30am - 11:30am
Saturday 23rd 9:30am - 11:30pm
Tuesday 26th 6pm - 7:30pm
Friday 29th 9:30pm - 11:30pm
There is no need to book a tour in advance. Just turn up.
At the start of the Saturday and evening tours there will be a presentation to help you get a feel for how we do things at St Nics because you won't have the opportunity to see the children on a normal working day. 
You are welcome to come to more than one tour date if it helps you in your decision making.
Tour dates for entry in September 2021 will be set soon and published to this page.

Admissions to Reception in September 2020

We are often asked what the chances are of a child getting in to the school and whether you have to be a church attender to secure a place. Below are the number of children admitted under each criteria in September 2019. So far we have never had to turn away any child who applied for a place from within the Portslade and Mile Oak Parish.
Criteria 1: 0 
Criteria 2: 1
Criteria 3: 1
Criteria 4: 1
Criteria 5: 23
Criteria 6: 0
Criteria 7: 35
Criteria 8:0
Year 3 September 2020 - 7 places available please apply via the School Office and Brighton and Hove School Admissions online.

Applying for a place at St Nicolas

At St Nicolas there are two steps to the admissions process. 

1. Apply through Brighton & Hove Council as with any other school.

Their application form is here:  Brighton & Hove Council Admissions

2. And then complete our admissions forms

Note: As of September 2013 due to the amalgamation of the Parishes of St Andrew and St Nicolas with that of the Parish of The Good Shepherd in Mile Oak, the Parish boundary was enlarged. This is important to know when applying under criteria 6 of the 'over subscription' criteria. The map of the new Parish can be viewed in the school office.

In Year Admissions

Advice for applying for a current school place can be found on our website under the heading Admissions Arrangements.  Applicants must also contact Brighton & Hove School Admissions to apply online.

Admissions Limit

The admissions limit is the maximum number of children who can be admitted into each year group. These are as follows:

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2: 60 children (30 per class).
Years 3, 4, 5 and 6: 64 children (32 per class).