Newsletter 8.10.2021

Newsletter 8.10.2021

Macmillan Coffee Morning 
This time of year is a favourite for our staff as some friendly competition in baking skills helps our fundraising efforts for the Macmillan charity. Some excellent bakes made break and lunchtime particularly enjoyable and many thanks to the staff for raising £202 for this great charity. 
October Market Challenge 
This month, St Nicholas take fundraising challenges to support CAFOD and the Foodbank. Up until half-term we will be raising funds to help people across the world ‘Go Green’ by supporting them in sustainable living. We will be having a collection for the Mid-Cheshire Foodbank who continue to support the local community in time of need. We are also asking for any warm, spare coats (adults or children) to donate to charities supporting the homeless and refugees. Please see the poster for details and thank you in advance for your support. 

Open Evening

We had a very successful open evening last night.

It was a real pleasure to meet prospective students and parents and also great to see so many familiar faces.

Thank you to all our student ambassadors for showcasing everything that is good about St Nicholas.

Covid update
We are continuing to monitor confirmed student Covid cases on a daily basis and working closely with the local outbreak management team and Public Health England. Following a recent review, we have received guidance to continue with the additional temporary control measures introduced last week but will not be arranging mass onsite lateral flow testing for the time being. We strongly encourage all students to continue testing at home twice a week. We are currently waiting on a further delivery of home test kits so they will be distributed to students as soon as they arrive.  Please continue to register the results here Report a COVID-19 rapid lateral flow test result – GOV.UK (
A reminder to please not send your child into school if they are unwell and displaying any Covid symptoms.  If this is the case, arrangements should be made for them to access a PCR test as soon as possible and they should remain at home while awaiting the test result.  We will continue to isolate and send students home if we believe they have a symptom requiring a PCR test.  Students should also access a PCR test if they are a known close contact of someone who has Covid-19 but currently, they can still attend school while waiting for the results of a PCR test providing that they do not have any symptoms.  Testing can be arranged by calling 119 or via the NHS website:
Please keep us informed of the result of the test.  Thank you for your continued support and please rest assured that we will continue to monitor the situation carefully and to be guided by the advice of our Local Public Health Team.
Sixth Form Open Evening

To register your interest please click here

Year 8 Retreat day

We are looking forward to the Year 8 Retreat Day on Wednesday 13th October.

It will take place in school during school hours and uniform must be worn.


As the weather is getting colder we would like to remind students to bring in coats as they will outside at break and lunch whenever possible.

Please make sure coats are named.

Students are also permitted to wear a black knitted V-neck jumper under their blazer.

Cleaner Vacancy

We are looking to add another cleaner to our lovely, hardworking team.
10 hours/week before or after school.

Please click here for further details


If your child is too ill to attend school, it is vital that you contact us before 8:45am in order for us to update school registers accordingly.
Thank you for your assistance in this matter
Mr Wallace
On Monday 27th September, Year 10 Business students were lucky to receive a talk from Janet Leighton of Timpsons who has the fantastic job title of “Director of Happiness!”
Students listened to the story of Timpsons, their belief in employing ex-offenders and their concept of upside-down management before getting the chance to ask their own questions. It was a real insight in to a very different type of business. Many thanks Janet!
Parent Governor Vacancy

St Nicholas currently has a Parent Governor vacancy.

No special qualifications are needed and the most important thing is to have a keen interest in the school and be prepared to play an active part in the governing body’s work. Training is available for all governors.

If you would like to stand for election please complete the enclosed nomination form and return it to the school no later than 3pm on Friday 15th October 2021.

Further Information:
Letter regarding Parent Governor Vacancy
Qualifications and Disqualifications to serve as a school governor
Parent Governor Nomination Form

Lunchtime and After  School Clubs

Homework Club for all students.
Available at break, lunchtime and after school from 3.15pm – 4.15pm.
No prior notice is needed.
It is held in C1 and supervised by a teaching assistant

Year 7, 8 and 9 Languages Games Club
Tuesday Lunchtime in L5

Chess and Rubik’s Club
Tuesday Lunchtime M5

Maths Homework Help
Wednesday Lunchtime in M6

Mathematical Art Club
Thursday Lunchtime in M7

Boys’ After School Sports
  • Tuesday 12th Year 8 football competition at Middlewich
  • Wednesday 13th Vale Royal Cross Country Competition being held at St Nicholas. Information will be shared with those who are participating.

No other clubs/training for boys’ PE next week.

This week’s football results
  • Year 10 drew 3-3 against a Year 10 & 11 combined Rudheath team.
  • 24 Year 7 boys played in a friendly tournament against Hartford High School on Monday. They were unbeaten in all of their games.
  • Year 9 played against five other schools in a tournament on Wednesday evening. They won one, drew two and lost two games but played very well in each of their games.
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Girls’ After School Sports
Tuesday 12th : U13 and U16 girls’ football fixture away at Tarporley
(students have been informed)

Wednesday 13th : Vale Royal Cross Country Competition being held at St Nicholas. Information will be shared with those who are participating.

No other clubs/training for girls’ PE next week.
Upcoming Dates

Year 8 Retreat Day  – in school – uniform must be worn –  Wednesday 13th October 2021

Sixth Form Open Evening  –  Thursday 14th October 2021  (6.00 – 8.00pm) To register your interest please click here

Year 9 Virtual Careers Day  –  Tuesday 19th October 2021 

Year 11 SEN Information Evening  –  Tuesday 19th October 2021  (4.00 – 5.15pm) 

Year 7 Parents’ Information Evening for Residential  –  Thursday 21st October 2021  (5.00pm & 5.45pm) 

Half term starts after period 5 – Friday 22 October – return Monday 1st November

For future dates click here