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Primary
Last update: 26 October 2020
Primary & Secondary
Last update: 24 October 2020

READ OUR 'EXCELLENT' INSPECTION REPORT SUMMARY

 

CRANLEIGH – BOARDING SCHOOL OF THE YEAR NOMINATION

 


 

When considering Boarding for your child it is important to ask as many questions as possible. We recognise that moving to boarding is a big decision for a family to make and may be a significant change from prep school life. Please contact us to discuss your family's requirements. Call the School Office on 01483 276377 or email [email protected]

Click here to watch our Boarding video >>
 

EXCELLENT EXAM RESULTS

Year 11 pupils maintained last year’s record GCSE results, with 26% of all grades a 9, and 55% of all grades being 9/8. In addition, 68% of all grades were 9-7 (equivalent to A*-A) and 99% of students gained 5 GCSEs at 9 to 4 grade.

The overall pass rate was 97%, with 50% of pupils achieving 8 or more A*-A (or equivalent). A quarter of the cohort achieved 10 or more A*-A (or equivalent). Grades in some subjects were exceptional, with more than 80% of pupils achieving 9-7 (equivalent to A*/A).

This year is the first which sees the new grading system adopted across almost all subjects. The change from letters to numbers, with more options for the grades, was designed to coincide with the upgrading of GCSEs to make them more rigorous. Although the two marks schema cannot really be compared directly, there are now three number grades corresponding to A*-A, 9,8 and 7, designed to give more differentiation at the top end.

"We are delighted with these results, particularly given that staff and pupils have been working towards significant changes to the exams and the grading schema. We’d like to offer congratulations to all of our Year 11 pupils and to the Common Room who have worked so hard to help them achieve their goals." - Mr David Boggitt, Deputy Head Academic.

A Level Success 

Students achieved an excellent set of A Level results this year, with 80 per cent of grades at A*-B and an overall pass rate of 100 per cent.

Sixth Formers experienced major changes to A Levels in England, with a move away from coursework and modular exams throughout their courses. Yet they scooped 44 per cent of A Level passes in the A*/A category and 80 per cent at A*-B.

"We have been working with some of the most significant reforms in decades, so we’re all delighted with these results, which show just how hard our students and staff have worked. The vast majority of our leaving Sixth Formers have achieved the grades they needed for further studies and we wish them all continued success in the next stage of their academic careers." - Mr David Boggitt, Deputy Head Academic

Primary & Secondary
Last update: 24 October 2020

WELCOME TO IPSWICH HIGH SCHOOL

Welcome to Ipswich High School, a vibrant day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 5-18, set in an idyllic 87-acre campus in Woolverstone on the banks of the River Orwell. With approximately 450 pupils, everyone at Ipswich High School is well known and nobody is left out. We have small classes of hard-working pupils and inspirational teachers who help to instil a love of learning; the results of which are exceptional academic outcomes year-on-year.

We are just as ambitious outside of the classroom and pride ourselves on the huge breadth of our co-curricular programme as well as offering a home-from-home boarding environment in our stunning newly developed boarding house.

Above all, our ambition is not to make our pupils fit a pre-defined view of what they should be. We believe in getting to know every pupil and using our school to inspire them to achieve more than they previously thought possible and to leave us believing there are no limits to what they can achieve, for themselves and for others.

MEET OUR HEAD, MR MARK HOWE.

Mr Mark Howe has been appointed as the new Head and will join the school in August 2020, ahead of the 2020/21 academic year.

Mr Howe joined the co-educational, independent school from a private boarding school in Devon, where, under his leadership, the school has seen its highest examination results across all three of its programmes (GCSE, A level and IBDP) and enrolment growth of 15%.

Mr Howe relocated to the school with his wife and daughter.

Mr Howe embarked on his career as a teacher of History at a state school in Hampshire in 2006, where he became the county’s History lead. In 2011 he moved to a British International School in China, where he became Head of Sixth Form and Deputy Head. During his tenure in China, he played a leading role in establishing the school as one of the fastest growing and most academically successful schools within the Nord Anglia Education group. It achieved excellent, sustained A level results and 25% of all A level students moved on to study at top 20 global universities.

Mr Howe said: “I am absolutely delighted to have joined Ipswich High School and to be living in the beautiful surroundings of the peninsula. The school has an enviable reputation for its academic and student success, and I have certainly received a very warm welcome at Woolverstone Hall.”

PREP SCHOOL PUPILS TO BECOME PUBLISHED AUTHORS

Ipswich High School to collaborate on exciting new project with East Suffolk & North Essex NHS Foundation Trust.

The renowned, Woolverstone-based school announced on Wednesday 9th September an exciting new project, in collaboration with East Suffolk & North Essex NHS Foundation Trust, whereby pupils in the Prep School will become published authors through interviewing and recording the stories of NHS professionals working on the frontline during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pupils in Year 5 and Year 6 at Ipswich High School have been invited by the NHS Trust to meet and question the doctors and nurses who have been working tirelessly to care for patients during the pandemic, as well as interview individuals who have recovered from the virus. The pupils, who range from ages 9 to 11, will then record the stories and experiences in their own words which will be collected, printed and published in an anthology, with the proceeds going to a local charity dedicated to supporting communities who have been badly affected by this crisis.

Mark Howe, Head of Ipswich High School said: “We are incredibly excited about this project and the opportunity for our pupils in Years 5 and 6 to meet and hear firsthand the experiences of our local frontline NHS professionals. With Covid-19 being in the forefront of everyone’s minds, it has opened their eyes to the incredible work our healthcare professionals do, and we hope, through this project, it will inspire many of our pupils to pursue a career in the healthcare profession.”

“This project is part of my belief that, in addition to achieving academic excellence within the classroom, it is the school’s responsibility to focus on engaging and empowering our students to participate and lead in initiatives which will make a positive impact upon the world and demonstrate to them that, even at this age, there are no limits to what they can achieve.”

Primary & Secondary
Last update: 24 October 2020
Primary & Secondary
Last update: 24 October 2020

NEW HEAD FOR REDMAIDS' HIGH SCHOOL, BRISTOL

From September 2020, Mr Paul Dwyer will take over as Head of Redmaids' High Senior School, following on from Isabel Tobias who was its Headmistress for 19 years.

Mr Dwyer, who joins the Bristol-based girls' school from his previous Deputy Head post at North London Collegiate School, completed both his undergraduate degree in History and his PGCE at Oxford.

He has strong experience in girls’ education, having previously been the Director of Sixth Form at Putney High School.

As well as his expertise in teaching, Mr Dwyer is known for encouraging teachers across the globe to challenge themselves. He regularly speaks at national and international conferences on education, hosts a podcast designed to help teachers reflect on their practice and was President and a Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching.

Groups of Redmaids' High students were able to meet the candidates during the recruitment process. The nine girls who met Mr Dwyer, a married father with a two-year-old daughter, recalled that he was highly approachable and personable, adding that he recognised the high importance we place on tradition, and shared their desire for more sustainable practices within school to address climate change.

“I’m honoured to have been selected as the next Head of Redmaids’ High School,” says Mr Dwyer. “It is a vibrant and modern school, steeped in history with an excellent academic record and I’m looking forward to joining the RHS community.

“The founding aims of the School, with its provision of bursaries and scholarships to ambitious and able students, resonate strongly with me. I was the first of my family to attend university and did so thanks to the Sutton Trust – an organisation that identifies potential in children from non-traditional backgrounds.

“I know first-hand the benefit that a strong and supportive educational environment can have and can see that Redmaids’ High has this same life-changing impact on young women in Bristol."

Bristol Grammar School
Primary & Secondary
Last update: 24 October 2020

OPEN DAYS

Bristol Grammar School holds regular open mornings, when you can tour the School in the company of current students and chat to staff over refreshments. 

There are also individual tours on offer when you can see the School on a normal working day and find out more about life at BGS. 

Details of upcoming dates and how to book are available on the BGS website. 

WHOLE SCHOOL OPEN MORNING WEDNESDAY 16 MARCH

Our next Whole School Open Morning is on Wednesday 16 March, from 10.00am–12 noon. Come and spend a morning at BGS on a normal school day and see us in action. You will be shown around the School by some of our current students, and have the opportunity to chat to members of staff over refreshments.

Advance booking is not required, but you are welcome to register your intention to attend on the BGS website <<www.bristolgrammarschool.co.uk/events>>. The event will run from 10.00am until 12.00 noon; we recommend you allow at least an hour for your visit, if possible.

If you'd like to visit BGS but this time is not convenient, please contact the Recruitment Office on 0117 933 9885 to arrange your visit.

We look forward to welcoming you to BGS. 

Primary & Secondary
Last update: 21 October 2020

At Colchester High School we believe it’s important for children to want to be here. That’s why we regularly invite parents and children to visit our school.

Unfortunately due to the current situation, we are only able to provide socially distanced events and tours after school hours at this time but we hope they will still provide you with a strong understanding of what the school has to offer.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family to Colchester High School for a visit to see the School in action in the future but until then, please do have a look at our pupil tour of the School below.

Our Admissions Manager, Mrs Hilton can be called on 01206 217116 or emailed at [email protected] to book an appointment.

WATCH OUR VIRTUAL OPEN DAY PRESENTATION HERE >>

Open Mornings and Taster Days

If you would like to visit the school before our next event, please click on the link below to arrange a Private Tour. 

Year 5 Education Day - Saturday 30th January 2021 - 10 am to 12 noon

Open Day - Saturday 6th March 2021 - 10 am to 1 pm

School in Action Open Morning - Tuesday 16th March 2021 - 9.30 am to 12 noon

Year 7 Taster Day for Year 6 Pupils - Wednesday 17th March 2021 - 8.30 am to 3.30 pm

Early Years Meet the Head - Tuesday 4th May 2021 - 9.30 am to 11.30 am

School in Action Open Morning - Thursday 6th May 2021 2021 - 9.30 am to 12 noon

Year 5 Education Day - Saturday 15th May 2021 - 10 am to 12 noon

 

 

OUR ETHOS

 

 

"We celebrate individuals at Colchester High School – giving each of our boys and girls the education they need to make the most of their personal talents and potential."

 

At Colchester High School we celebrate the individual. Our small class sizes and high-quality teaching are the two key characteristics that the success of our school is built on, allowing us to offer a tailored education to each individual boy and girl in the school.

Working with a small class, a good teacher can get to know each pupil as an individual and identify their strengths and needs. This allows them to know what motivates them and how to best help them progress. Our great teachers are specialists in their subject and this expert teaching in music, French, ICT and PE is accessed by children at every stage of the school, right from nursery.

Our small class sizes and high-quality teaching also allow us to offer strong pastoral care. We know our boys and girls with all of their enthusiasms, fears and dreams. This allows us to support their on a spiritual, moral, social and cultural education in a focused and tailored way, ensuring that they develop the kind of personal qualities our society needs.

OUR HAPPY BOYS AND GIRLS

Parents who visit our school always remark on how happy the children are. It’s no coincidence that we place such an emphasis on providing excellent pastoral care.

Good pastoral care is about making children feel at ease so that they can thrive at school. That means making every child feel valued and cared for, which in turn means knowing them well, having good relationships with their families, and offering them the right support.

Read more about our Pastoral Care here.

 

Secondary
Last update: 21 October 2020

 

KINDLY NOTE –– WE ARE HOSTING VIRTUAL OPEN EVENTS DURING COVID-19; PLEASE BOOK A DATE TO HEAR FROM THE HEAD, EXPERIENCE LIFE AT NORTH BRIDGE HOUSE AND MEET THE ADMISSIONS TEAM. 

Private tours are also available further to the virtual open day events, scheduled around the timetable and safety of our pupils. 

Click here to book a place at a virtual open event >>

Open day dates are added per term. If you are looking for immediate entry or a private tour, please contact our friendly admissions team on 020 7428 1520, who will also be able to provide you with general help and advice.

Autumn 2020 Virtual Open Events - North Bridge House

Tuesday 10 November 2020, 6.00pm (Virtual)
Thursday 19 November 2020, 9.00am (Virtual)

OUR AIMS AND ETHOS

We are a group of six exceptional independent co-educational day schools in North London. Our pupils greatly benefit from an effective, seamless transition from one site to the next as they journey through their education. 
  

Our Aims

To celebrate each child as an individual

To have a happy school with a friendly, family atmosphere

To provide a secure and nurturing environment where children learn tolerance, consideration and respect for others

To help every child fulfill their potential through dedicated and inspirational teaching

To educate the whole child by offering a wide variety of academic, sporting and extra-curricular activities

 

Our Ethos

We have always believed in the importance of celebrating the individual and, as such, have built our long-standing success on maintaining an environment in which our pupils are happy, confident and proud of their achievements.

We believe in the importance of educating the whole child so that his or her true potential can be fulfilled. With academic work and self-discipline at the centre of school life, we focus on providing a breadth of learning experience that takes pupils much further than the curriculum itself.  Through a wide range of academic and extra-curricular learning experiences, we aim to develop self-awareness and the acquisition of skills needed for adult life. Our continuing objective is an education that prepares our young adults for the future.

WHY CHOOSE OUR SENIOR SCHOOL & SIXTH FORM?

Message from the Executive Head Teacher
At North Bridge House Canonbury we are dedicated to providing our students with an outstanding education and to developing happy, confident young adults with the skills to become future leaders. We maintain small class sizes, allowing us to tailor our teaching to meet the needs of every child within our diverse community.

With experts continuing to shed ever-more light on teenage learning patterns and the stages of their brain development, we believe that by effectively harnessing this research we can maximise the potential of each individual. Our work with the Teenage Sleep Foundation and Dr Paul Kelley from the University of Oxford has led us to introduce a later start time for students on a Wednesday, whilst Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore and Teenage Mental Health champion, Johnny Benjamin, have informed our pupil support programme and helped us, and the parent body, better understand our teens.

Our team of specialist and dedicated teachers, drawn from a range of prestigious academic and university backgrounds, provide the inspiration our pupils need to realise their academic goals. The focus on academic success is complemented by first class pastoral care and attention to the learning needs of each individual child, while our experienced SENCO ensures our commitment to an inclusive curriculum and teaching strategies attuned to the needs of the whole school community.

To broaden our pupils’ interests and help them develop new and transferable skills, we offer a broad range of activities which enhance their learning and constitute an integral part of our overall educational offering. More than simply ‘extra-curricular’ provision, our timetabled enrichment programme develops transferable skills and interests, with activities varying from Mandarin to Yoga.

Whether your son or daughter is looking to join in Year 12 or Year 7, our provision is built upon a commitment to understanding and meeting the needs of the individual child. For a real insight into what North Bridge House Canonbury has to offer, I encourage families and friends to visit us. Our teachers are always happy to discuss our provision and identify how we can provide the very best all-round education for your son or daughter.
 

Brendan Pavey
Head Teacher
North Bridge House Senior Canonbury 

Primary
Last update: 20 October 2020


 

We warmly welcome prospective parents to come along to our termly Open Mornings to see for yourself what a special little school Polam is during a normal school day. No gimmicks or special events laid on – just excellent teaching, happy, engaged children and parents who are happy to chat about their child’s experience of Polam.

Book a Private Tour
Arrange to visit Polam for a personal tour, at a time that suits you, to meet the Headteacher, discuss your requirements and experience the atmosphere of a typical working day.

WHAT MAKES POLAM SCHOOL SPECIAL?

 

      

        "Every day is filled with learning adventures"

 

With music, languages, drama, swimming and sport all introduced in small groups from an early age, our curriculum goes way beyond national expectations. The majority of our children progress to the local Harpur Trust schools, but destination schools also include other Cognita Schools as well as a number of State Middle Schools in Bedfordshire.

  • Outstanding Nursery and School provision
  • Nurturing, family environment
  • Individualised learning & broad curriculum

OUR NURSERY - 12 MONTHS TO 4 YEARS

Children may join our Nursery from the age of 12 months until 4 years. The baby and toddler rooms, Acorns & Catkins (12 months to 2 years) and Saplings (2 to 3 years), provide the perfect environment in which to gently prepare your child for life in the School and our small classes ensure that he or she receives personal attention at all times. Our well-equipped and comfortable Nursery is a fully integrated part of the School, giving your child the opportunity to benefit from the extensive range of facilities and specialist teaching which includes modern languages, music, PE and swimming (from 3 years). We also have visiting teachers join us weekly to teach Creative Dance and Yoga.

Secondary
Last update: 20 October 2020

ADMISSIONS TO SEPTEMBER 2021

For more information, visit www.salvatoriancollege.com/admissions

Secondary
Last update: 20 October 2020

We are unable to welcome visitors at this time, however we are currently offering a series of Virtual Open Days 

Open Mornings at William Perkins School - Autumn Term 2020

Friday 13 November

Wednesday 25 November

Friday 11 December

 

Meet the Head
Individual meetings with the Head plus a tour can be arranged by appointment.

 

Taster Days
Find out more about our Taster Days here.
 

Year 11 Into Sixth Form Evening

We are running a series of Sixth Form Open Events in October 2020 for families who are interested in joining Sir William Perkins's School for A Level study.

These events provide an opportunity to meet our Head of Sixth Form, find out more about UCAS preparation and hear about our extensive co-curricular opportunities. 

If you are not currently a student at SWPS please email us to book a place: [email protected]

Find out more here >>

FANTASTIC RESULTS AT GSCE AND A LEVEL

 


 

Academic achievement at SWPS is consistently high; and excellent results at GCSE and A Level reflect the hard work and effort our students put into their studies in pursuit of their future goals and ambitions. 

 

GCSE 2020:

  • 33% of grades 9
  • 58% of grades 9-8
  • 15% of students gained 9+ straight grade 9s
  • 52% of students gained all grades 9-7

A Levels 2020:

  • 100% Pass
  • 86% of grades A*-B
  • 64% of grades A*-A
  • 42% of students gained all A*-A grades
  • 68% of students gained 3 A*-B grades

 

SIR WILLIAM PERKINS'S AIMS ARE TO:

  • Inspire excellence in academic standard
  • Give the student the confidence to enjoy learning, the resilience to learn from mistakes and to cultivate good habits of work
  • Help each student develop fully as an individual with integrity
  • Help each student refine creative and practical skills
  • Help each student gain the qualifications they need to embark on, and succeed in, their chosen career
  • Help each student think independently
  • Help each student be a confident, responsible and unselfish member of the community.
Primary
Last update: 19 October 2020

 

Due to current restrictions, we are unable to offer public open events at Cameron Vale School at present.

We welcome you to join a private tour of our school at any time throughout the school year. 

Please click below to book an appointment.

A NEW HEAD FOR CAMERON VALE SCHOOL

 

 

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Miss Bridget Saul as Headmistress at Cameron Vale, effective 1st September 2020.

Bridget holds an MA in Education, awarded with Distinction, from King’s College, London, a PGCE from the University of Oxford and a BA in French with Italian from the University of London. Bridget’s specialist area of focus for her master’s degree was the design of an assessment framework across a range of subjects for Years 1 to 6. Bridget has subsequently led a programme of professional development in a variety of schools to support teachers in incorporating the framework into their classroom teaching.

Bridget’s career spans nearing twenty-five years in the maintained and independent sectors. Most recently, Bridget was Headteacher at Wandsworth Prep School. Bridget was attracted to Cameron Vale due to its warm and nurturing atmosphere and reputation as a family orientated school. Bridget has always believed that the prep school years are particularly special, where children should be given the opportunity to explore their interests and talents, with pastoral care which allows for each child to be known as an individual and their emerging personalities and strengths cherished and developed.

Outside of work, Bridget is a proficient skier and avid cricket fan, following the progress of her home county team, Sussex. She is also a keen cake maker with her signature lemon drizzle cake in much demand by family and friends.

AIMS OF CAMERON VALE SCHOOL

 

  • Maintain a high academic standard of education in which each child will be encouraged to do their best within a caring, creative and stimulating environment

  • Educate children at their own level in a mixed ability school

  • Encourage the children to develop self-respect and self-discipline

  • Offer a broad, balanced curriculum, based upon the National Curriculum

  • Prepare children for the next phase of their education including the necessary preparation for entrance examinations

  • Treat all children as individuals within the school community

  • Promote a firm moral code and the School Values: our Cameronian Qualities (CQs)

  • Maintain close links with parents

Primary
Last update: 19 October 2020

We invite all children wishing to join Brackenfield to spend a day at the school. This allows them to meet some current pupils and to experience life at Brackenfield for themselves. These Taster Days also enable staff to become acquainted with pupils prior to admission to the school.

OPEN MORNINGS

For those that prefer, we hold Open Mornings at regular intervals during the academic year. These provide an opportunity for prospective families to visit the School to meet the staff and pupils, and to view the facilities and grounds.

A NEW HEAD FOR BRACKENFIELD SCHOOL

The Governors of Brackenfield School in Harrogate are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Joe Masterson as Headteacher from August 2020.

 

Joe is joining Brackenfield from his role as Head of Primary at A’Soud Global School in Oman, a large British international school with over 800 pupils. Joe’s previous roles include Deputy Head of Primary at St. George’s British International School in Rome and Head of Achievement and Progress at the British School in the Netherlands, a leading international school with over 2000 pupils. In addition to his extensive leadership roles at some of the world’s top British International Schools, Joe is a member of the peer accreditation team of COBIS (the Council of British International Schools), and has supported schools through Ofsted, ISI and COBIS.

 

Joe is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys endurance events and walking in the mountains, as well as spending time with his family. Joe is an avid follower and reader of educational research and evidence-based practice. He is a strong advocate of continuous professional learning for staff through literature, webinars, the ResearchEd movement, the Chartered College and various social media streams. Joe’s three children will be joining Brackenfield School so it will truly be a family affair.

 

John Forsyth, Chairman of Brackenfield School, said ‘we are delighted with the appointment of Joe into such a wonderful school. We know that he will bring the ideal combination of passion, energy, warmth and professionalism to the role, and are looking forward to working closely with him in further developing Brackenfield as the best Prep School in Harrogate.’

WHY CHOSE BRACKENFIELD?

Brackenfield is a small, independent school with a friendly, family feel for pupils aged 2 to 11. The school is idyllically located in the Duchy conservation area of Harrogate.  

Brackenfield offers:

Brackenfield is unique in Harrogate in that it is not directly associated with any senior school and pupils leaving Year 6 move on to a mix of independent and state secondary schools.  Selecting the right school for your child is a very big decision, particularly when making that choice at birth.  We look at each child’s unique strengths, abilities and learning style to advise you on next steps, whether this be in independent or state education.

 

Mumbler Love Local Awards

We are delighted to announce that Brackenfield School were the 2020 winners of the Harrogate Mumbler Love Local awards! During such a difficult time with Covid 19, we really appreciated all of the positive comments and kind recognition. The school was nominated for two awards and this is testament to all the hard work from the staff at Brackenfield. We wanted to share some of the comments with you:

Bromley High School
Primary & Secondary
Last update: 19 October 2020

ISI REPORT: 'BOTH ACHIEVEMENT AND LEARNING ARE EXCEPTIONAL' 

 

 

Inspectors from the Independent School Inspectorate (ISI) found that pupils' achievement and learning in both the Senior and Junior School were 'Exceptional'. In all other categories, where Excellent is the highest grade, the school's provision was judged to be uniformly Excellent. 

The school's 'distinctive curriculum' was praised by inspectors and the wealth and quality of extra-curricular activities recognised as 'the strength of the school'. 

WHY CHOOSE A GIRLS' EDUCATION?

  
 


Research tells us that girls and boys learn differently...

This means that they need to be taught differently if they are to make excellent progress.  In order to get the very best out of a class of girls and boys, therefore, one needs to teach two different lessons.  It is clear also from visiting co-educational schools, that girls and boys see each other differently and that, in such an environment, it is possible for these views to be emphasised.  In a girls only environment such as Bromley High, these stereotypes do not exist.  The girls have some girls only space in which to explore their interests and their passions and are supported in doing so by teachers who open their eyes to the myriad opportunities available to them, without suggesting that they follow any particular pathway.

It is undeniable that girls do better without boys around – and here we can make that happen for them.  As the only all girls’ school in the area, we provide the space and professional expertise for our girls to shine.  And the wonderful thing is – that as a day school, the girls can have a proper social life (after school and at weekends) with their friends - boys and girls.
 

We are proud to be a member of the Girls' Day School Trust: 

 


 

The best way to see what makes Bromley High School so unique, is to meet our teachers and students and tour our school and beautiful grounds.

1-to-1 Meetings with Headmistress and Head of Sixth Form

We invite prospective parents to book a 1-to-1 meeting with either Mrs Angela Drew (Headmistress), Mrs Claire Dickerson (Head of Junior School) or Mrs Christina Bird. (Head of Sixth Form). Meetings will be held in the Heads’ offices adhering to social distancing guidelines, followed by a tour of the school and our outstanding facilities.

Register for a 1-to-1 Meeting now >>

 

Virtual Taster Days & Stay & Play Sessions 

Our 4+ Virtual Taster Days are for Reception 2021 entry.

Our virtual Stay & Play sessions are run by our Early Years staff and specialists teachers for girls wishing to join Reception in September 2021 or September 2022.

 Register for a Taster Day or Stay & Play session here >>

 

School Tours

We are always happy to welcome visitors for a personal tour of the school, on a working day at a time to suit you.

Please contact our Admissions team [email protected] who will be happy to arrange your tour.

 


 

OUR SUCCESSFUL SIXTH FORM 
 

Our Sixth Form has an atmosphere of challenge and innovation, where bright girls develop independence and exercise their own judgement in preparation for university and beyond.Read about our Sixth Form here .


 

JUNIOR & NURSERY SCHOOL

Bromley High Junior School offers a bright and nurturing atmosphere that develops the character and talents of each individual girl. Discover more about our Junior School here

 

Primary
Last update: 19 October 2020

VISIT NORTH BRIDGE HOUSE SCHOOL

WE ARE HOSTING VIRTUAL OPEN EVENTS DURING COVID-19; PLEASE BOOK A DATE TO HEAR FROM THE HEAD, EXPERIENCE LIFE AT NORTH BRIDGE HOUSE AND MEET THE ADMISSIONS TEAM. 

Private tours are also available further to the virtual open day events, scheduled around the timetable and safety of our pupils. 

Click here to book a place at a virtual open event >>

Open day dates are added per term. If you are looking for immediate entry or a private tour, please contact our friendly admissions team on 020 7428 1520, who will also be able to provide you with general help and advice.

Open Events

Friday 6 November 2020, 9.30am (Virtual)

 

WHY CHOOSE OUR PREP SCHOOL?

Occupying a grand former convent at the edge of Regent's Park, North Bridge House Prep School provides a high quality, all-round education for boys and girls.

The school is continually recognised for its academic excellence and on-going commitment to pupils. Awarded Outstanding in all areas of inspection, "A major strength of the school is the manner in which it consistently promotes the children's personal and emotional development."

The school's nurturing approach allows children to grow in confidence whilst receiving thorough academic preparation for the next stage of their school career. North Bridge House Prep School sees children accepted into both NBH Senior Schools as well as top senior schools in London and the UK, often with prestigious academic, music, sport, drama and art scholarships.

To ensure each pupil thrives and achieves their full potential, NBH Prep works closely with individual families to choose the right school for their child. Both boys and girls have the option to move onto NBH Senior Canonbury or NBH Senior Hampstead at Year 7, or take the necessary entrance exams to their first choice senior schools with outstanding tuition and guidance.

Boys may take the more traditional Common Entrance route and choose to stay at NBH Prep School until age 13, where they excel academically and gain a range of leadership skills, excellently prepared for both their next school and adult life.

Similarly, come the 11+ transition point for girls, they are confident in themselves and in their exams, ready for senior school and very well advised on where they will be happy and successful.

At North Bridge House Prep, the rich and varied curriculum is tailored to challenge, stimulate and reward every pupil. The school aims to stretch pupils beyond a junior school curriculum and therefore equips children with more than just the basic understanding of a subject, setting them up for a successful academic career. Their inspection report describes the "quality of teaching as outstanding" with staff who "bring a lively enthusiasm to their teaching, which encourages and enthuses pupils in their learning."

Sport is essential to pupils' physical and emotional wellbeing and their personal development at NBH Prep School. PE and games sessions are held in Regent's Park or the school gym, rock-climbing at a local sports club, and winter cricket both at Lord's and the NBH Senior's state-of-the art sports hall.

Sport is also included in the school's extra-curricular offering, which is rich, diverse and character-building, with activities ranging from music, art, and drama to chess, cookery, design technology, Spanish, ballet and street dance.

The school's inspection report also lauds the "outstanding leadership" and recognises pupils' exemplary behaviour, which "is founded on the high levels of mutual trust and respect between pupils and staff". NBH Prep School ensures excellent safeguarding of pupils, promoting happy, self-assured children who "make excellent progress in their learning and development and are extremely well prepared for the next stage of their education."

North Bridge House is proud to be recognised as one of London's most prestigious Prep Schools, and encourages families to visit the school at an open day to find out about the real benefits of a prep school education. Book at northbridgehouse.com/open.

James Stenning
Head Teacher
North Bridge House Prep School 

RESULTS AND DESTINATIONS FOR GIRLS 11+ AND BOYS 11+

North Bridge House Prep School pupils gain entry to some of the best Senior Schools in London and the UK. Destination schools include: Channing, City of London, Highgate, Mill Hill, North London Collegiate, North Bridge House Seniors, South Hampstead, St. Paul’s, UCS and Westminster, to name but a few.

For pupils choosing to continue their education at North Bridge House, they have the option to join our Senior School in Hampstead, or our Senior School and Sixth Form in Canonbury.

Most importantly, all pupils are carefully advised on and prepared for the right Senior School for them.

Girls' 11+ Results

Year on year, North Bridge House Prep School girls achieve fantastic results, gaining places at renowned Senior Schools such as:

City of London School for Girls
Channing School
Francis Holland School
Godolphin and Latymer
Highgate School
North Bridge House Senior School
North London Collegiate
Queen’s College
South Hampstead High School

Boys' 11+ and Common Entrance Results

North Bridge House Prep School is known for placing boys at some of the top Senior Schools in the country – often with prestigious scholarship awards –  following their impressive 11+ and 13+ Common Entrance exam results. These include:


City of London
Eton
Haileybury
Harrow
Merchant Taylors’
Mill Hill
North Bridge House
St Albans
St Paul’s
UCS
Westminster