The End of an Era

Closure of St Nicholas House Prep School & Nursery

St Nicholas House Prep School will sadly be closing its doors for the final time this term.

All involved are devastated but working closely together to protect the interests of creditors and staff. The Local Authority are working with the School to ensure the smoothest transitions for pupils who wish to transfer to the state sector and the Headmaster is in close contact with other independent schools to ensure the same there.

St Nicks has been a very happy school where children have thrived. The pupils have all gone on to enjoy success wherever their educational journey has taken them, and parents have all been dedicated to the St Nicholas House ethos:

“St Nick’s has given our boys a fantastic early school experience. Both have thrived in its nurturing; familial environment and we are incredibly sad to see it closing. We thank all the staff for the care and hard work they have poured into our children and for creating this wonderful unique space.

We’d also like to thank the people who have kept it going against the odds during the last couple of years. We appreciate the sacrifices that have been made and understand why that now needs to come to an end.

As we look at new schools for our boys’ future, we are hoping to find some of the wonderful qualities we have had at St Nicholas House.”

Stephane Lustig, parent

“As a family, we are deeply saddened to hear of the closure of St. Nicks. The School’s ethos is what makes it special, creating an incredible learning environment for the children. The dedication of the staff has enabled our children to thrive and we will be terribly saddened to lose the St. Nicks community we have had the pleasure of being part of.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff for their commitment and dedication towards our children’s education and to the shareholders for supporting it financially for so long.”

Geoff & Mandy Beck, parents

“Elaine and I have loved every minute of our time with St. Nick's. It has been a privilege to be involved with such a wonderful place. It is a marvellous school, as is witnessed by the happy and confident children who are and who have been there.

However, the financial implications, clearly, are such that the school is not sustainable. It is very sad but very realistic. No individual, or individuals, can reasonably be expected to keep the school afloat under such circumstances.”

Tony Richards, School Advisory Board

“We are extremely upset that despite our best efforts we have had to deliver this sad news. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the parents for their encouragement, the staff for all their hard work, care and commitment and everybody involved with St Nicks for their unwavering support. From the bottom of our hearts we wish all of you the very best for the future.”
Andrew & Tessa Dewing, Directors of St Nicholas House Prep School Ltd