Welcome to St Nicholas Catholic High School


We are an 11-18 co-educational Catholic Comprehensive School in Hartford with Business and Enterprise College status and a second specialism as a Leading Edge school. We serve a large community covering the urban and rural areas of Northwich, Middlewich, Winsford, Weaverham, Tarporley, Knutsford and surrounding villages as well as taking students from places such as Warrington and Runcorn.

The school has an excellent reputation and provides for its students an environment that challenges them to make the most of their God-given talents while at the same time helping them to develop as young people. Students are expected to work hard and demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour, courtesy and dress at all times. St. Nicholas School is served by a hard-working and dedicated staff, both inside and outside of the classroom, and an equally industrious and committed Governing Body. All this is recognised by the Ofsted Inspection of July 2011 and the Diocesan Inspection of October 2011 when both judged the school to be outstanding. An Ofsted subject inspection in Maths in March 2012 found that subject area to be outstanding in all apsects.

As a Catholic School, who our students become is as important to us as what they become. Gospel values permeate all the work undertaken in the school and they are encouraged to recognise the importance of education in their own fulfilment as valued individuals for the betterment of society. Students’ faith is nurtured through liturgical celebration and opportunities are provided for all students to take part in retreats. Of course, charity is a key element of the life of the school and there are many occasions over the year in which students can work for the benefit of others both in the local community and the wider world.

Indeed, the school lies at the heart of its own wide community and we believe that the partnerships we have established contribute to the success of the school. The views of parents are welcomed because they are central to the successful education of their children. We also work closely with the parishes and the Diocese and value immensely the active involvement of the local clergy in the life of the school. As a Business and Enterprise College we have established links with businesses and other educational establishments. All these links have brought many benefits to the school in ways as diverse as improved facilities and curriculum development.

We are proud of our school and hope that this website is informative and manages to give you a flavour of life at St. Nicholas Catholic High School. Our Mission Statement summarises who we are and what we are aiming for:

We aspire to embrace the Gospel and its values, celebrating uniqueness and diversity.
Our learning, within an enterprise culture, is based upon trust and respect which define our relationships within the world family.

Everyone Matters.

If you would like to know more then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Mr R Woods, Head Teacher