Independent School in Harlow

Saint Nicholas School is a thriving independent coeducational day school which combines academic excellence with strong pastoral care. The school’s philosophy is based upon a commitment to sound moral principles and a view of education as an all-round preparation for life. Academic work is given strong emphasis and, equally, sound guidance in personal development is seen as an integral part of a good education.

In the most recent inspection pupils were judged to be extremely well educated, extremely articulate and to have highly positive attitudes to their work, achieving high standards. Inspectors reported that pupils are extremely confident, responsible, courteous and considerate. The pupils’ high levels of respect is shown in their interactions with each other which clearly demonstrates their high self-esteem and a palpable and strong community ethos.

Pupils achieved outstanding results in their GCSEs in 2016. Overall, there was an 82% pass rate for those recording at least five GCSEs at grade C and above. Almost a third of all examinations were graded A* or A,  and  60% of pupils gained A*-B grades.

Headmaster: Mr David Bown