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School and Ark

St Nicholas Church of England Primary School is a happy, caring and supportive school, committed to providing high quality education within the context of Christian beliefs and practice.

Our aim is to provide learning opportunities that meet the needs of your child and to encourage them to achieve their personal best. While providing a stimulating and challenging ethos for learning we expect high standards of personal behaviour.

We promote respect, tolerance and understanding for one another and appreciate and value our differences. Children are encouraged to care for one another, the school environment and the world in which they live.

For more information please visit our website:

Telephone 01258 860581

Email: [email protected]

The Ark, Child Okeford

The Ark started in 1967 as Child Okeford Playgroup, and was run by a committee of parents at Child Okeford Village Hall for 3+ year olds. In May 1994, it became registered as a charity and later that same year moved into St. Nicholas Primary School.

Over the years the group expanded its hours and changed its name to Child Okeford Pre-school, but it was not until 2006 that a major change took place. After five years of fundraising, an extension was built to the school to accommodate a full day nursery, and in January 2007 the Preschool became The Ark, taking children from 0 – 11 years of age and incorporating Breakfast, After-school and Holiday Clubs.

In 2008 The Ark became a company registered by guarantee with the official title of The Ark Child Okeford. However, it remains a registered charity, run by parents, and any excess of income over expenditure is ploughed back into the group.

For more information please visit our website:

Telephone 01258 861 007

Page last updated 20/05/2022

Email: [email protected]