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 2021 - Covid 19 restrictions and what we can do

I'm afraid it isn't currently possible to do tours of the school in the usual way and we doubt that the situation will change before you have to make your choice of school. We have a number of ideas about how we may be able to enable you to find out more about the school but which we do will depend on the national guidance and the local situation.
Tours? Probably Not
One of the most important things we do to help you decide whether St Nics is the school for you is to ask our Year 6 children to give you a guided tour. You are able to ask any questions you like and I brief the children to answer them as honestly as they can. I'd be very surprised if we reach a point where prospective parents are allowed to tour the school while the children are here. It may not be possible at all. 

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).