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About Us


St Nicholas Primary School is a small and friendly school located in a residential area close to Hull University. Pupils come from a diverse range of backgrounds from across the city of Hull.

Our school was built in 1897 for the children of the Sailors’ Families Society Orphanage, which was formerly situated on the site. We became a community school in 2007 after many years as a Voluntary Aided School. In August 2015 the school became an Academy. We have a reputation of being a caring school which was highlighted in our recent Ofsted report. It states that:

‘St Nicholas’ Primary School is a good school. It provides outstanding care and, by the time they leave, pupils have made outstanding headway in their personal development. Pupils get off to a good start in the Reception class and pupils’ overall achievement through the school is good.

The school’s leadership has a passionate vocation to ensure that every child matters. One parent said, reflecting the views of others, that this is ‘a happy, caring, friendly school that supports the “whole child” socially, academically and emotionally.’

We provide an excellent learning environment which includes 7 wonderful classrooms, a learning zone complete with numerous laptops and iPads, a music room, a library and an excellent outdoor area which includes a tyre park, 2 adventure trails and a MUGA (multi use games area.)

Our classes are organised into 7 single year group classes and we have an early admissions policy which admits pupils in the September of the year of their 5th birthday. We have a high level of teaching support in every classroom, helping to ensure that every child reaches his or her full potential.

St. Nicholas Primary School is a Academy school which admits children between the ages of 4 and 11 years of age. It is not affiliated to any religious denomination. We currently have 210 pupils on roll.

Our Aims


The Aims and Ethos of Our School

Our Motto is: A small school, with a big heart and a love for learning.

  • Our small school has a family ethos. It is rich, with many cultures joining together in mutual respect, trust and fairness. We have fostered strong community links at local, national and global levels and included a wide range of people, schools, businesses and professional bodies to help us ensure that learning is at the heart of all that we do.
  • Our big heart ensures that children and adults know they are cared for socially, morally, spiritually and emotionally. Safeguarding our children is of key importance. We do this with them so that they can access a curriculum that is challenging, broad and balanced. We all strive to: Be the Best We Can Be.
  • We want our children, staff and parents to love learning. This means we strive to ensure our teaching is of the highest quality across the school to ensure excellent learning behaviours. Our curriculum must; have high expectations; foster curiosity and engagement; provide vibrant and immersive environments that are relevant, broad and balanced.

Homework is linked to our themes and encourages creativity and fun. It is project linked with a choice of activities and encourages parental engagement. The quality of themed homework is of a high standard and many children are motivated to research at home and share their work in school.

Below you’ll find an outline of ours which will show you the educational model that we strive for:

At St. Nicholas Primary School we undertake to :-

  • Provide a safe and happy work place.
  • Promote a thoughtful attitude towards the immediate and wider environment.
  • Foster a love of learning.
  • Foster self-esteem and personal responsibility, linked to respect for the needs and feelings of others.
  • Facilitate considerate and positive relationships between all members of the school community and help children grow into reliable, independent and positive citizens.
  • Ensure equal opportunities in relation to gender, race, class, special needs and belief.
  • Value and respect all cultures.

Humber Education Trust


Humber Education Trust’s vision is to develop a high performing Multi Academy Trust that delivers the very best educational experience for all children and young people. We will grow, develop, support and improve our schools across the Trust, with a clear focus on raising standards, encouraging innovation and strengthening the ethos of the Trust to ensure that we have a positive impact on all of the children and young people within the Trust. As a partnership, our strength lies in a common purpose: high aspirations, moral values, care and support; yet celebrates our individual uniqueness. As a trust, we will drive these aims further and faster for the benefit of our pupils and our communities.

Humber Education Trust is also recognised by the DfE as an Academy Sponsor. This means that through the Trust, we are held accountable for sponsored schools who may join us, to ensure improvement in outcomes and taking responsibility for their performance and financial arrangements. Humber Education Trust is supported by a strong Trust Board who provide effective support and the challenge required to ensure that we build on our track record of excellence to provide strategic partnerships to improve quality, share best practice and operate effectively and efficiently. We believe passionately that every penny that comes into a school should be spent on the development and provision of a first class standard of education for all.