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.

Admissions

Admissions for September 2023

If you are looking for a place for September 2023, we will be starting to run tours of the school after the October half term. 

The dates of our planned tours are:

 

Thursday 17th November 9:30am - 11:30am

Thursday 17th November 6pm - 7:30pm

Friday 25th November 9:30am - 11:30am

Saturday 26th November 9:30am - 11:30am

Friday 9th December 9:30am - 11:30am

You don't need to book in advance.

 

Further down the page are the videos that we recorded when it wasn't possible to run the open days. Hopefully they will give you a flavour of the school. 

Covid Safety While On Tours

Please don't visit if you are feeling unwell. You can always visit on a different day.

 

When you arrive you will use hand sanitiser and sign in before making your way into the main hall.

It is up to you whether you choose to wear a face covering.

The school will be well ventilated.

 

Admissions Documents

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 Admissions 2022-23
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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: In 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. Please see the current map of the Parish below.

Parish Map

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).

Admissions to Reception in September 2022

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 2021. 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: 1 
Criteria 2: 0
Criteria 3: 3
Criteria 4: 3
Criteria 5: 27
Criteria 6: 0
Criteria 7: 26
Criteria 8: 0

Completed applications can be sent to admin@stnicolas.brighton-hove.sch.uk

Frequently Asked Questions

Click on a question below to see the answer.

We run our own breakfast club which starts at 7:50am. 


Our after school provision is run by 'Pioneer child care' (previously know as 'Class Of Their Own) next door at Brackenbury Primary School until 6pm. They collect from St Nics straight after school and at 5:15 when our own clubs finish.


Other after school clubs are not usually run for Reception until after Christmas because the children are exhausted by the end of the school day!

In the many years I have been at St Nics we have been over subscribed twice. On those two occasions, families from within the Portslade and Mile Oak parish boundaries who wanted to come here have all got a place but a small number of families from further afield have not.


As the number of children looking for places at local primary schools has fallen in recent years, and the fact that all of the local schools have a good reputation, means that your chances of getting your first choice school in Portslade are high.

Although the prospectus is available on the website, not all of the photographs are there as we may not have permission to put them on the school website.


We will post a paper copy to you if you send your contact address to admin@stnicolas.brighton-hove.sch.uk