St Nicholas’ School

St Nicholas’ School is a small independent day school for girls aged 3–16 and boys aged 3–7.

Founded in 1935 in Branksomewood Road, Fleet, the school moved to Redfields House, Redfields Lane, Church Crookham in 1996. Redfields House, a Victorian Mansion, is set in 30 acres of glorious parkland and playing fields.

Branksomewood, the Nursery and Infant department, retains the original name of the road where the school was founded. Being built of natural wood with a wonderful airy atmosphere this building gives light and space to our younger children, creating a calming environment in which they thrive. With an adventure playground set in the woods, a large hall fitted with PE equipment overlooking the grounds, and our experienced teaching staff, it is no wonder the children are so happy.

St Nicholas’ Junior department is based in Redfields House, which keeps the charm of the old family house, with its oak panelling; the Senior department is located in the newer part of the school behind. Both Infant and Junior pupils have Forest School sessions throughout the year that take advantage of the beautiful outdoor learning space. All three departments have benefited from several building projects.

Facilities: Sports facilities include an Olympic-size sports hall with courts, showers, changing rooms and a viewing gallery; a floodlit AstroTurf; all weather pitch and two new tennis courts. An Art, Design Technology and Textiles Centre, offers three spacious rooms with large work benches, and a kiln for pottery. The Pritchard Hall, named after the school’s founder, was unveiled in 2009. The performing arts centre has raked seating for over 330, in the semi-round and contains an orchestra pit where concerts and plays are staged regularly. In addition, the drama department has two studios.

St Nicholas’ offers an extended day, from 7.30 am to 6.00 pm. Academic standards are high and a balanced curriculum is offered. Small classes place greater emphasis on the individual and pupils are encouraged to achieve their full potential in every area of school life. Our Co-Curricular programme refers to the academic, personal, spiritual, creative and physical development of every pupil, alongside a sound understanding of community. Children may enter at any stage subject to interview, school report and waiting list. Scholarships and Bursaries are available. For 11+ candidates there is an entrance examination.


  • Head Dr Olwen Wright
  • Dr Olwen Wright
  • Age range 3 - 16
  • Day / Boarding Coming Soon
  • Religious affiliation Church Of England
  • Exams
  • 14+ GCSE
  • Fees (per term) September 2020 - July 2021
  • Prep/Junior School
    • £3,457 - £4,256
  • Senior School
    • £4,954
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Bursaries & Scholarships

Scholarships are available for entry to the Senior School only. Entrance and scholarship examinations for Year 7, September 2021 will be held in January 2021 at St Nicholas’ School.

Academic, Music, Sport and Art scholarships available and each are worth up to 20% of the school fees.

Academic Scholarship
Candidates who wish to apply for an academic scholarship must notify the Registrar. There are scholarship papers in Mathematics, English and Verbal Reasoning.

Music Scholarship
Candidates are required to sit the Entrance Examinations. Those applying should hold a Grade IV certificate in their chosen discipline and be working beyond this level towards Grade V.

Sport Scholarship
Candidates are required to sit the Entrance Examination and will then be invited for further interviews based on their performance in the Entrance Examination. Those applying are expected to be competing at club level in one sport.

Art Scholarship
Candidates are required to sit the Entrance Examination and will then be invited to sit a drawing examination and submit a portfolio of artwork, following success in the Entrance Examinations.

Drama Scholarship
Candidates are required to sit the Entrance Examination and will then be invited to perform two monologues and attend an interview to discuss their past work and future aspirations.

Scholarships will be awarded only if candidates meet the criteria.
For further information please contact the Admissions & Marketing Registrar at

A number of means tested bursaries are available for new applicants to the School.

Application forms can be obtained from the Bursar by emailing

Scholarships are offered for Year 7 entry and applications may also be made for Music, Sport and Art Scholarships. Please refer to the Scholarships page for further details.

A number of means tested bursaries are offered by the school. Bursaries may also be available to parents whose children are already at the school and whose financial situation has significantly deteriorated. (Please contact the Bursar for details.)

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Scholarships & Bursaries offered
  • Academic scholarships
  • Art scholarships
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Lump-sum payment discounts
  • Music scholarships
  • Sibling discounts
  • Sport scholarships

Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, the GSA is not responsible for inaccuracies.

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