Our Specialist Status

Our Specialist Status

The School encourages the development of self-confidence, creativity, flexibility and adaptability in all its stakeholders. Our young people are challenged to develop their understanding of what it means to be a consumer, a producer, an entrepreneur and an adviser in the dynamic enterprise culture of the 21st Century. The development of a strong ethos of entrepreneurial and business acumen enhances student attainment across the curriculum and encourages the study of new technologies and their application.

Specialist subject areas of Business Education, ICT, Mathematics and Modern Foreign Languages focus on the acquisition of a wider range of skills including team working, mind-friendly learning, evaluation techniques, decision making processes, problem solving, communication and working within a culture of deadlines. The school improves the levels of attainment of students within these specialist areas and extend the range of related extra-curricular activities. In doing so, the number of students engaged in these areas of the curriculum increases.

The school facilitates an increased access to expertise with our community partners: the promotion and sharing of good professional practice is a feature of our links with them, as is our commitment to being an inclusive community.

We are a more dynamic, higher achieving community. Our increased emphasis on improving the quality of learning in our school, blended with a Business and Enterprise culture, transforms our role in the community so that we can offer proof positive that we are committed to all the principles of Specialist Schools. St Nicholas Catholic High School unashamedly strives to be a world-class school; Business Enterprise Specialist Status is helping us get there.