Why choose The Academy of Saint Nicholas?

Mr D Lancaster

Headteacher

At The Academy of Saint Nicholas we realise that every student is different. Everybody has their own talents and interests, as an Academy our purpose is to ensure that all our students discover, explore and reach their full potential.

We are committed to working with all our young people to develop their own personal pathways to success. Pathways will be provided through a strong focus on innovation and excellence in the provision of the right curriculum, the highest quality of teaching and the best learning support for every student.

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What do OFSTED think?

We are pleased to share with you some of the statements that Ofsted made in their visit to us in the summer term of 2017.

“In a short period of time the headteacher, well supported by the leadership team, has galvanised staff and brought about significant improvement to the school.”

“There is an increasing proportion of good teaching, especially in mathematics, art, design technology and information technology.”

“The school provides good pastoral care for pupils facing challenging personal circumstances.”

“Leaders ensure that pupils are safe.”

“Pupils’ behaviour around school has improved significantly so that the school provides a calm, orderly and stimulating environment.”

“Sponsors, partners and governors have enhanced the quality of the curriculum, teaching and continuous professional development across the school.”

What are the term dates?

You can see a detailed view of the Academy term dates for the next few years by clicking HERE.

How can I contact the Academy?

he preferred and often best method of contact is by telephone. Please be aware teaching staff are usually not available to return phone calls until after lessons finish at 3:00pm. Another way to make contact is through the Contact Us page on our website. If you would like a call back please make sure you leave your full name, telephone number and the member of staff who you would like to call you back.

What can my son/daughter study?

The Academy strives to provide the right curriculum for every child and subject departments regularly review their programme of learning to ensure the engagement of all students.
At The Academy of Saint Nicholas we recognise that the personal development of students, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve. We therefore aim to provide an education that provides young people with opportunities to explore and develop their own values and beliefs, spiritual awareness, high standards of personal behaviour, a positive caring attitude towards other people, an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures. All curriculum areas have a contribution to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our students and opportunities for this will be planned in each area of the curriculum as well as through extra-curricular activities.

Click HERE to visit the Curriculum page.

Where can I buy the Academy uniform?

All students at the Academy are expected to dress neatly and take pride in their appearance. Students are expected to wear the complete Academy uniform.
The Academy uniform can be purchased from Laser Schoolwear.

For a full list of the Academy uniform, store locations and prices click HERE

What shall I do if my son/daughter is off sick?

Telephone the Academy on the first day of absence and let us know when your son/daughter will return. If you are unsure when your son/daughter will return we ask that you telephone each morning until he/she returns.
When your son/daughter returns please send in a note explaining the absence to their form teacher or if appropriate a medical note/appointment card.

If this is not done then your son/daughter will receive an unauthorised absence on the register. Unauthorised absences do not look good on your son/daughter’s attendance record and this record may be requested by colleges and work placements prior to acceptance. Also, poor attendance (and especially unauthorised absences) can result in action from the Education Welfare Officer, this includes fines up to £60 and court action.

Can I hire the Academy's facilities?

Our facilities are available to hire. We are based in the Merseyside community; We have facilities for hire that are great for sport, drama, martial arts, business meetings, events plus much more! With free parking on site. We can also accommodate children’s birthday parties, conferences and events at affordable, low cost prices.
To enquire please click the HERE.