We are passionate about developing a love of
learning that will last a lifetime.
St Nicholas Academy is a welcoming, calm and purposeful Academy where
everyone feels valued, supported and challenged. Our Academy is a place where
students’ desire for learning and achievement is met by the passionate commitment
of all the staff.
Our students grow in self-esteem and learn to become articulate, mature and
independent learners who appreciate the needs of others and understand the value
of teamwork and partnership. They develop a love of learning that will last a lifetime.
Student Entitlement
  • The Academy of St. Nicholas will provide opportunities, encouragement and guidance to enable every pupil to develop their abilities and achieve their potential within a safe and secure learning environment
  • Provision will meet statutory obligations, facilitate progression and be responsive to local and national agendas
The Curriculum should give access for all pupils to:
  • A broad, balanced  and appropriate curriculum
  • Personalised support and guidance
  • Outstanding learning and teaching opportunities

Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3 all students study the following subjects:

The Small Learning Community (SLC) provides a specialist curriculum for students who require an extended period of transition into mainstream programmes.

Key Stage 4

There are some subjects that all students must study. These are:

Students will be able to choose 3 additional subjects from a wide variety of traditional and vocational subjects including;

With the correct option choices, students can be awarded the English Baccalaureate.

The English Baccalaureate is not a new qualification in itself. It will recognise students’ achievements across a core of selected academic subjects. The English Baccalaureate covers achievement in English, mathematics, sciences, a language and a humanities subject and is vital for entry to university.

The Student Support Centre (SSC) provides a specialist curriculum for students who require additional support with their GCSEs.


Post 16 Provision

We are committed to working with all our young people to develop their own personal pathways to success. This will be delivered through a strong focus on innovation and excellence via the provision of the right curriculum and the best learning support for every student.

The curriculum on offer encompasses a wide range of traditional and vocational A Level courses including:

  • AS levels
  • A2 Levels
  • BTEC Level 3 Certificate (AS Level)
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (A2 Level)
  • NVQs at Level 3 and 2

Students may opt to study both traditional and vocational courses.

Should you wish to find out more about the curriculum or student experience at the Academy, please email Ms N. Runcie, Assistant Head of School at enquiries@esla.org.uk.


Connect with us

The Academy of St Nicholas

51 Horrocks Avenue
L19 5NY
Tel: 0151 230 2570
All email to David Lancaster
Email: lancasterd@theacademyofstnicholas.org.uk

How to find us


The Academy is a member of the All Saints Multi Academy Trust. All Saints Multi Academy Trust is the operating name for The Liverpool Joint Catholic and Church of England Academies Trust, company number 07007398.

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