Widening our horizons

Our Grounds & Locality

We have superb grounds, including an allotment, climbing wall, outdoor classroom and  our own small area of woodland. We even have our own playground bus!

Our children are regularly out in the local area using the parks and buildings to enrich their learning.

The school is very close to the beautiful rolling South Downs and the beach. Every year group visits the Downs or the beach as part of a topic - and most visit both!

Visits, Residential Visits & Visitors

Every year group experience high quality visits and visitors. Years 3 and 4 have one night sleeping over at school, year 5 spend three days at Blackland Farm and year 6 spend a week in France.

Learning Partnerships

Our children benefit from our active membership of the Brighton & Hove Learning Partnership and our strong links to the other Portslade Schools. We are committed to learning from others and sharing our good practice for the benefit of all learners in our community. We also look to learn from the best schools around the country.

International Links

Through our topics we are developing links to schools in Malawi, The United States of America, France and the Dominican Republic in order to give opportunities to use the Spanish and French that the children learn while at St Nicolas.