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Monday, 25 August 2014 12:37 Write a comment

My father was born in Folkestone and went to school at St Nicholas School, I have a lovely photo of the class in 1951 taken by 'Lambert Weston & Son of 106 sandgate road. Does any one know any more about the school? I am doing a memory book for his 70th Birthday!

Christine (site owner) Wednesday, 27 August 2014 03:00
I don't remember a school by this name Nicola. Do you happen to know where in Folkestone it was located? There is a St. Nicholas Nursery school now in Wiltie Gardens Folkestone, but it is a nursery school situated in a house.

Christine (site owner) Wednesday, 27 August 2014 20:35
I have sent you an e-mail to let you know that I have one school listed on my Buildings page as that name, but it was an all girls private school which closed in 1924. However, I have no record of whether it re-opened as a boys school, or a co-ed.

Paul Seward Tuesday, 10 February 2015 15:30
St.Nicholas School was in Wiltie Gardens.

Christine - website owner Tuesday, 10 February 2015 22:24
Thank you Paul. Do you know if it was once a boys' school, or co-ed? As I mentioned above, it was a girls private school until 1924, then I have no information until currently, where it is now a nursery school.

Paul Seward Friday, 1 May 2015 10:57
At last I have had an opportunity to speak to a former pupil. It was co-ed up to 1941 and then re-opened after the war as, I believe, a boys'school. I can remember the green caps with a StN badge. All uniforms sold in those days at Broadleys in Sandegate Road.

Christine - site owner Saturday, 2 May 2015 01:04
Thank you Paul, I appreciate the effort you have gone to on this, and I am sure Nicola will too if she comes back.

Helen Williamson Sunday, 17 February 2019 10:51
I was at St Nicholas School from 5yrs to 11yrs old.
I lived at 62 Radnor Park Road so it was a short walk to get there.
My Father became the accountant for Miss Squire.
My mother told me when I was older, that Miss Squire was near to closing the school due to financial troubles. She asked my father for advice. He looked through her paperwork and advised her to raise the fees to 21 Guineas per term. It was quite an increase.
My mother and I had to smile about it....of course they had the increase too paying for me.
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