St Nicolas CE VA Primary School

Who we are

St Nicolas is a Church of England school but we pride ourselves on being a school for the whole community. It is our aim to create a vibrant learning community based on Christian principles and built on the values of love, service and mutual respect. Our admissions policy includes a commitment to existing families, our immediate neighbourhood and families.

Although our admissions criteria includes priority for those attending church, nearly 90% of our families are admitted on other criteria. Every family who applied from within Portslade and some from further afield was offered a place. Each year group has two classes of approximately 30 children.

What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the school?

What training and experience have the staff supporting children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities had or having?

All teaching staff have regular training in meeting the needs of children with SEND. In addition, teaching assistants have training in:

  • Speech and Language
  • Attachment Difficulties
  • Autistic Spectrum Condition
  • Dyslexia and Sensory Needs
  • Teaching Assistants who work with individual children also have relevant training


  • Accessible toilet
  • Accessible changing facilities
  • Lift

More information on how we meet the needs of children/young person with SEN at our school

Further information