St Nicholas House mixes the formal setting of the classroom with the wealth of opportunity provided by our physical surroundings. Children are given the freedom in which to grow, learn and play. Classrooms and corridors are bright and well decorated with children's work reflecting the diversity of the curriculum.
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Years 1 - 2 (Key Stage One)
The Infant Department – Key Stage One (Years 1 & 2)
A more formal approach to learning is adopted as girls progress into Year 1. The curriculum is broad and balanced with attention and importance placed on the individual and their learning. Maths is currently set from this stage, enabling girls to develop firm foundations upon which their understanding can be built at the pace most appropriate to them.
Years 3 - 6 (Key Stage Two)
As girls reach Year 3 they move into the Junior Department with its own buildings. The curriculum, whilst itis based on the National Curriculum, is designed to enable children to become successful learners and confident individuals.
Pastoral Care - St Nicholas House
We believe that children need to be given space and an atmosphere in which they can mature naturally, growing in confidence. At Abbot's Hill the sense of being part of an extended family and caring community, coupled with the care and dedication of the staff mean children are provided with an environment in which individuality and relationships are nurtured.Read More >>>
The Extended Day - St Nicholas House
At St Nicholas House we recognise that many of our parents work and that their day extends beyond the hours that children usually spend in the classroom. The extended day caters for the longer hours of care which our school community needs. Read More >>>
Abbot's Hill welcomes girls with a wide range of skills and talent. We are committed to helping pupils achieve their best in all aspects of school life. We support girls with mainly Dyslexia and Dyspraxia type problems, but we also support girls with Dyscalculia, Speech & Language difficulties, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and traits of Asperger's Syndrome.
We provide support in both St Nicholas and Baird House and work in close consultation with teachers and parents.Read More >>>
Educational Visits - St Nicholas House
Throughout a child's time at St Nicholas House opportunities arise to explore the world beyond the classroom door. Educational visits are arranged on a regular basis to support the classroom learning. These are linked to the topic or area of study at the time. Sometimes the opportunity to extend learning comes through a visitor to school, here again value is being given to the knowledge of others to expand that of the child.Read More >>>
Clubs & Activities - St Nicholas House
The working day at Abbot's Hill is a long and action packed one. Whilst children benefit from all that is on offer we recognise the value and importance of giving children opportunities beyond the academic curriculum. With a lengthy day we are able to provide an exciting programme of sports and activities.Read More >>>
Drama - St Nicholas House
Drama at Abbot's Hill provides pupils with an active learning experience. It enhances their skills, enriches their experience and empowers them. It contributes to their aesthetic and moral development. At St Nicholas House Drama is taught by a specialist from Year 2 to 6.Read More >>>
Roles of Responsibility
||Abbot's Hill does not have ‘Houses' instead drawing upon our heritage we have ‘Clans' of which both children and staff are members. There are three: Macneil, MacDonald and Cameron. There are various ways in which children can earn points for their clan and each term there is a winning clan whose achievement is celebrated. St Nicholas House has its own Clan Captains chosen from Year 6.|