Admissions Information

Admissions Information

St Nicholas Catholic High School is a fully inclusive Comprehensive School established in 1965 under the trusteeship of the Diocese of Shrewsbury.

We welcome Catholic students from our partner primary schools and parishes, alongside many children from non Catholic families who wish their children to receive a Catholic Christian education.

We serve a wide geographical area.  Our principal associated Primary Schools are St Wilfrid’s, Hartford, St Bede’s, Weaverham, St Mary’s, Middlewich, St Joseph’s, Winsford, St Luke’s, Frodsham and St Vincent’s, Knutsford

We also welcome students from over thirty other primary schools including

Barnton, Bollin, Brookside, Byley, Comberbach, Crowton, Cuddington, Darnhall, Davenham , Delamere, Eaton, Egerton, Ellison, Frodsham Weaver Vale, Grange Community, Hartford Manor, Hartford, Holy Family Catholic, Horn’s Mill, Kensall, Kingsley Community, Kingsmead, Light Oaks, Loreto Preparatory School, Lostock Gralam, Lower Peover, Manor Park, Middlewich, Moulton School, Oak View, Our Lady of Lourdes, Over Hall Community, St John’s, Robert Peel, Rosebank, Rudheath, Sandiway, St Ambrose, St Anne’s, Sale, St Chad’s, St Hugh’s , St John’s, St Monica’s, St Vincent de Paul, Tarvin, The Grange Junior School, Victoria Road, Weaverham Forest, Wharton, Wheelock, Whitegate, Willow Wood, Wincham Community, Winnington Park, Winsford, Witton Church Walk, Yorston Lodge.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do my children have to be Catholic to attend St Nicholas Catholic High School?
No – St Nicholas provides places for Catholic families and non-Catholic families as detailed in our Admissions Policy.

I have heard it is very difficult to gain a place at St Nicholas – will my child get a place?
Over the last few years, families who put St Nicholas as their first choice when applying are usually offered a place.

I live quite a distance from St Nicholas – how will my child get to school?
There are a number of buses provided by the school which the Governors have chosen to subsidise – details of all routes can be found here. Many students also use the public train services to Greenbank and Hartford stations and other public bus routes to Hartford.


How to apply for a place at St Nicholas

For entry to St Nicholas, families will need to complete the following documents between 1st September and 31st October.

  1. The Cheshire West and Chester’s application form. Full detail on the Cheshire West and Chester admissions process can be found here
  2. St Nicholas’ Supplementary Information Form   This can either be printed out and posted to school or emailed to

Admissions Officer Jenny Toms

St Nicholas Catholic High School
Greenbank Lane

Please also enclose a copy or a photo of the student’s baptism certificate if available

Admissions Policy 2024/25

Admissions Policy 2025/26

For information and breakdown of admissions according to criteria click here

Current student numbers:








Please note that in-year numbers fluctuate and will be published regularly.

In Year Transfers

If you would like to transfer your child to St Nicholas Catholic School outside of the standard Year 7 admissions round, please click here to read criteria and advice from Cheshire West and Chester Local Authority, and fill in the application form which is available here