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Our School

Headteacher’s Message

It is our pleasure to welcome you to St Nicolas and St Mary Church of England Primary School. We hope the information on our website goes some way towards answering your questions about our school.

Our strong Christian ethos and values underpin all activities in this school. We seek to encourage children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Pupils are positively encouraged to value themselves, respect each other and so contribute towards the Christian ethos of our school.

Each person who works here is valued and has a contribution to make to the life of the school. The partnership that we foster between parents, carers, Governors, the Church and the wider community is key. Everybody has their part to play in the nurture and education of our children.

We offer a positive learning environment which supports each individual within a sound structure of expectation. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum keeping the children at the heart of all we do. Opportunities are provided to enrich and extend the children’s learning experiences as we promote creativity and enjoyment whilst aiming for excellence.

The school has won a number of awards including the Diocese of Chichester Bishop’s Commendation for the outstanding development of our Christian ethos.  Artsmark Gold has twice been awarded to the school by the Arts Council England in recognition of our commitment to the arts – Music, Art & Design, Dance and Drama.   We have also been awarded National Healthy School Status, Investors in Health, Kite mark for school games and twice awarded the top “Green Flag” Eco-Award. 

Standards at the school are very high and our SATs results are typically well above national averages. Children do very well at our school.

The school was inspected by the Diocese (SIAMS) in December 2016 and graded the school as ‘outstanding’ overall, with an outstanding judgement in all four areas. 

Ofsted inspected the school in March 2017 and recognised that “the good quality of education in the school had been maintained and safeguarding constitutes to be effective.”

You are very welcome to come and visit our school and see it in action.  

We are a member of the Sussex Coast Schools Alliance (SCSA).  Sussex Coast SA will take a lead role in helping schools across the city and beyond to develop and improve.  In particular working with schools to develop leadership, train new teachers and drive up standards.  For more information please click on the link:

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