Headteacher’s Welcome

Headteacher's Welcome

Welcome to St Nicholas Catholic High School. I am extremely proud to serve as Headteacher within a true school community where ‘everyone matters’.

We set out to ensure that every child entrusted to our care is made to feel welcome and that their time here is a happy and successful one. We firmly believe that in doing so, we hold fast to our core values and our core purpose as a caring Catholic community inspired by the teaching and values of Jesus Christ. Students are expected and encouraged to work hard and demonstrate the highest standards of courtesy, behaviour and dress at all times as ambassadors for our school community.

As a Catholic school, we strive for academic excellence rooted within the spiritual, moral and personal growth of all our students. All of this we do in positive partnership with our parents, our parishes, our primary schools, the Diocese of Shrewsbury and our many other community partners. The Gospel values of dignity, compassion, truth, justice and forgiveness permeate all that we do and students are encouraged to recognise the importance of education in their own fulfilment as valued individuals for the betterment of society and the common good

The team of dedicated staff here at St Nicholas are fully committed to providing students with every possible opportunity to become the person God created them to be – to use their gifts and talents to develop their learning and realise their potential, to explore new hobbies and interests, to serve others through charitable works and to deepen their relationship with God through prayer and reflection.

We also offer wonderful enrichment and extra curricular opportunities for students across all year groups which look to deepen and enhance the vibrant curriculum and learning pupils experience within the classroom. Residential retreats, Duke of Edinburgh, Mock Trials, Choir and band tours alongside Enterprise activity days and a vast array of sporting opportunities all serve to support your child’s experience here at St Nicholas.

Visitors regularly comment on the friendly, orderly and purposeful atmosphere within our school. Our Mission Statement lays down the values and principles that are the foundation of this community and we try hard to live up to these ideals.

We are all extremely proud of our school and I hope that you find our website both useful and informative. Our best ambassadors are our students and I would be delighted to arrange a guided tour for you should you wish to visit us.

Richard Woods