St Nicholas is fortunate to have an extensive site. The indoor and outdoor space has been sensitively designed to nurture the children’s individual developmental needs and their range of interests.
In addition to on-site provision, there is a second playing field and huge conservation area accessed from the back of the school field.
During playtimes, spaces are zoned allowing children to make choices about the kind of activity they wish to take part in. At other times, indoor and outdoor facilities are shared across the year groups to fully utilise the spaces we enjoy.
Our children are consequently happy at school, achieve well and leave St Nicholas as confident, respectful and well-rounded young people.
OUTDOOR SPACES include:-
Playgrounds with colourful markings, ball courts and a ball cage, play vehicle track, adventure trail and small equipment zone
A stage area for theatre play with dressing up boxes for playtimes
A garden area with seating, soft surfacing, bug hotel and log building area (The Friendship Garden)
A Forest School hut for forest activities with outdoor mud kitchen
A covered gazebo used for small world play during play times
A central courtyard with soft surfacing and circular seating for discussion, prayer, meditation
A field with provision for athletics and long jump
A larger field for team games and sport
Access to a Nature Reserve (‘Funky Footprints’) with large pond and fire pit
A Computer Suite with 32 computers
A fully equipped Cookery Room with specialist teaching
A fully equipped Music Room with specialist teaching
Koinonia Room – a quiet space with soft seating with additional access off the playground. Children use this during playtimes and can choose from, chess, drafts, drawing, lego, train track, reading
Harman Room – a quiet room also accessed off the playground with range of books, seating and tables used for, reading and board games at playtimes, catch-up learning sessions and teacher training as required
One large hall and one smaller hall – the smaller one is for Year R, 1 and 2 Physical Education, Collective Worship, Drama and Music. The large hall is for Year 3- 6 Collective Worship, Physical Education and dining.
School Kitchen – Newly refurbished and situated behind the large hall. Fresh meals are made on site each day.