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, Byley, Comberbach, Crowton, Cuddington, Darnhall, Davenham , Delamere, Eaton, Egerton, Frodsham Weaver Vale, Grange Community, Hartford Manor, Hartford, Holy Family Catholic, Kingsley Community, Kingsmead, Loreto Preparatory School, Lostock Gralam, Lower Peover, Manor Park, Middlewich, Moulton School, Oak View, Over Hall Community, St John’s, Robert Peel, Rosebank, Rudheath, Sandiway, St Ambrose, St Annes, Sale, St Chad’s, St Hugh’s , St John’s, St Monica’s, St Vincent de Paul, Tarvin, The Grange Junior School, The Weaverham, 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?
The Governors have increased the number of places available for students in Year 7 to support the historic demand for places at St Nicholas. Over the last few years, all families who put St Nicholas as their first or second choice and wished to join in September were able to do so.

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 in September 2022, families will need to complete the following documents before 31st October 2021.

  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 for 2022.  This can either be printed out and the posted to school or emailed to

Admissions Officer Dawn Crosthwaite

St Nicholas Catholic High School
Greenbank Lane

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

Admissions policy 2022/23

For information and breakdown of admissions according to criteria click here

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