St Nicholas' Primary School

Principal's Welcome




Welcome to St Nicholas' Primary School.


Thank you for taking the time to visit our website.  The purpose of this website is to communicate with our present pupils and parents, our school community and parish, our prospective parents and to our wider audience both at home and abroad.

We are a progressive and innovative Catholic Primary School which provides a happy, challenging, busy and vibrant learning environment for all. Our shared goal is to provide a high quality educational experience for each individual child in our school community.  We have a strong focus on improving literacy, numeracy and ICT skills of our pupils through exciting learning experiences.  We have a strong team of teaching and support staff who alongside our parents are committed to making a difference to your child.

St. Nicholas'  is a Catholic Maintained, family-centred, community focused primary school.  We are extremely well equipped with the latest interactive whiteboards in every classroom.  Pupils learn through the latest technology with iPads being used in every classroom.    

Our extensive programme of extra-curricular activities develops both character and talent whilst community programmes for parents and grandparents are a regular feature. The very popular breakfast club is also offered to our pupils, parents, siblings and grandparents from 8.15am each morning.

We have worked hard to develop close links with the local community here in Ardglass.  Ardglass GAC, some who are past pupils, come in to coach the KS2 children on Fridays. Jenna Finnegan, another past pupil, teaches the children in After School Dance classes.  The children also receive Gaelic coaching from Down GAA and the IFA in KS1 and KS2. We recently introduced Piano Tuition. 

I hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find the information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school direct with any queries you may have. Feel free to make an appointment to visit and experience the warm and welcoming atmosphere from our staff and children. The children at St Nicholas' are supported in their learning by dedicated staff, governors, PTA and parents.

If your child is ready to start primary school in September 2019 or are moving to our local area throughout the school year we are more than happy to show you around our fantastic school at a time that suits you.  I'm sure you will be pleasantly surprised with what we offer in our school for both your child and your family. 


We have our Open Morning on Friday 30th November 2018 at 9.30am and if you would like to arrange a tour of school / meeting I can be contacted by ringing school on 028 44 841343 or emailing me directly on


Yours sincerely,

Mr Kevin Burns