Our Infant School

Our Infant School, St Nicolas' CE Infants, is tucked away nearby, just off the Portsmouth Road, has a secure ‘village’ feel, and a close relationship with this church. Excellent standards of achievement are maintained, providing children with a very happy and positive start to their school days.

Here are some quotes from the school's recent Ofsted report:

"The hallmark of this good school is, in the words of one parent, 'its friendly and warm caring ethos'.  In this secure environment, pupils develop good personal qualities.  They are kind and considerate to one another, and polite to visitors.  Pupils behave well and report that there is no bullying in the school."

"Pupils' achievement is outstanding, and they show their enjoyment of learning through their high attendance.  One parent commented, 'My child looks forward to school each day and feels proud of her achievements.'"

"One parent commented, 'The school is a positive and nurturing community,' and this reflects its local popularity.  The school uses its local resources fully.  For example, pupils regularly go to activities in the linked church and the vicar takes frequent school assemblies."

"Pupils with a range of additional needs are given good care and support, and children whose circumstances may make them vulnerable are given particularly good support.  The school goes to great lengths to provide for them, for instance by ensuring that teaching assistants are well-trained and effective in supporting them."

The full report is available through Ofsted at

The school's recent SIAS* report was full of praise, and describes the school as, ".. a school full of joy and happiness where a Christian sense and expression of love permeates the life of the school.  This has created a community in which children are highly valued as individuals.  They consequently do well in their learning and make excellent progress in their personal development."

It also states, "St Nicolas is a very joyous school community with happy, confident children who view life from a very positive perspective.  There is a wonderful sense of togetherness based on strong relationships in which everyone is valued and treated with respect.  This was seen in lessons where pupils were encouraged to express their views and opinions and did so openly, knowing that they would be listened to by adults and other children.  The school is at an exciting stage in its development as it moves further towards placing a core set of values at the heart of its ethos and curriculum."

St Nicolas' Church's Fr Andrew ".. is the chair of governors and plays an important part in the life of the school.  Children regard him as an integral presence in the school and consider it natural that both he and the parish church should play a part in the life of their church school."

* Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools, full report available at

The headteacher is Miss Kate Woodhouse and the contact details of the school are:

St.Nicolas Church of England Infant School

Portsmouth Road


Surrey GU2 4YD

Tel: +44 (0)1483 561 639

Fax: +44 (0)1483 502 970



Governors of St Nicolas' School

Deborah Henigan (Chair)

Kate Woodhouse (Head)

Revd Dr Andrew Norman (Vice Chair)

Foundation Governors:

David Coom

Roy Henry

Sandra May

Emma Nussey

Greg Reed

Simon Taylorson (All Saints' PCC)

Parent Governors:

Julia Powell

Andy Williams

Staff Governor:

Linda Williams

Teacher Governor:


Local Authority Governor:

Cllr David Goodwin

Clerk to the Governors:

Jennifer Stewart

St.Nicolas Church
Parish Office
Bury Street
Guildford, Surrey GU2 4AW
Tel : +44 (0)1483 564 526
Email : parishoffice@stnicolas-
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