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Primary
Last update: 29 September 2020

MORE PARK CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL.

Please use this link to find out more about our school!

https://www.moreparkprimary.co.uk/

Our Ofsted report can be found here:

https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/21/141472

 

 

 

 

Secondary
Last update: 28 September 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

Sixth Form Evening, Wednesday 14 October 2020, 6.00pm (Virtual)
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 

Secondary
Last update: 27 September 2020

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

Thursday 1 October 2020, 5.30pm (Virtual)
Thursday 5 November 2020, 9.30am (Virtual)

 

MEET THE HEAD

     

 

 

At North Bridge House Senior School, we passionately believe in celebrating every child as an individual. From ages 11 to 16, we develop enquiring minds and inspire a life-long love of learning from within a special family atmosphere.

New to post in September 2017, I am proud to have joined such a wonderful school with a strong sense of community. We challenge pupils on a daily basis and help each child to exceed their academic potential, whilst growing their talents in a wide range of extra-curricular and enrichment activities. North Bridge House encourages pupils to be confident, motivated and proud of their achievements, succeeding in every area of their education.

Here at North Bridge House I embark on my 21st year of teaching, after having been fortunate enough to work at three excellent independent schools: Colfe’s School, Shiplake College and Long Close School, where I took up my first Headship and improved academic results to record levels year on year.

From within the classroom to leading the School, I am a Head Teacher who passionately believes in the power of happy children. Pupils learn most effectively when they are happy, and with our focus firmly on the whole child, their whole environment, and their well-being, I truly believe we make a big difference to their outcomes.

What makes NBH Senior so special is its dedicated team of subject-specialist teachers, who each contribute to our aspirational ethos and create enjoyment around their subject.

Every pupil benefits from the widest range of subject experience: the core academic subjects are complemented by Latin, Drama, Textiles, Ceramics, Food Technology, Resistant Materials and a choice of three Modern Foreign Languages. Our pupils are therefore able to make the most informed and personalised choices when they come to select their GCSE options at Key Stage 4.

I very much look forward to welcoming you to one of our open events, where you will find a very happy, industrious and purposeful place of learning.

Brendan Pavey
Head Teacher
North Bridge House Senior Hampstead

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.

Bethany School
Secondary
Last update: 27 September 2020

e-Open Mornings  

Due to Covid-19 we are currently unable to hold Open Mornings in their usual format. In their place, we are holding e-Open Mornings to provide prospective families with an opportunity to hear about how Bethany can provide the ideal environment for their child’s journey through secondary education.

Please register for an upcoming event using the links below:

OUR SCHOOL

"Education for life, in a changing world"

Our greatest aim is to enable each of our pupils to realise their potential in every area that they study, flourishing in those subjects where their talents shine brightest and carrying with them a genuine love of learning.

We create a challenging and supportive learning environment, and small class sizes are fundamental to our success. We generally have fewer 18 pupils in any class, allowing our teachers to target and develop the abilities of each individual, offering support and guidance as they work through our broad and balanced curriculum together.

Through dynamic and differentiated teaching, we aim to instil in our pupils key skills, both from a learning and a social perspective, that are so vital for exam success and life beyond School.

Bethany’s Learning Support department enjoys an international reputation for its success in giving specialist help to dyslexic pupils within our mainstream school, and the school has been CReSTeD registered since 1994.  In addition, for those pupils who may benefit from it, we also offer English as an Additional Language (EAL) support. 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​THE INDEPENDENT MOBILITY FOR DISABLED USERS’ STEM PROJECT REACHES THE BIG BANG 2020 FINALS!

Bethany STEM pupils have reached the finals for the Big Bang national competition. Throughout November, over 70 judges from the field of STEM have been reviewing projects and helping to select the winners who will be attending the Finals. Our first ever Year 12 pupils, Ben Scott and Aaron Monk’s STEM project ‘Independent mobility for disabled users’, has been successful and the students have been invited to attend The Big Bang Competition Finals 2020.

The Finals will take place at the NEC in Birmingham on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th March 2020. At the Finals, the finalists’ project is judged by leading experts, and the pupils will also take part in exciting STEM activities and possibly come away with a fantastic prize!

The project was an enormous scale of reverse engineering and modification. In this modern world, we take a lot for granted, such as the car or motorbike. People who have lost the ability to walk cannot drive or ride any to go where they want. They would have to use public transport or friends to get around. This makes them less independent. The STEM pupils decided that should change.

“Motorbikes are very close to our hearts, and we know what it feels like not being able to jump on a motorcycle and head off into the sunset. This motorcycle would allow those who have lost the ability to use their legs/ or limited use to get on their bike and ride off into the sunset” remarked Aaron.
Most motorcycles are made with high seating positions which for someone with limited or no use of their legs would be very unreasonable and not realistic to put them on and ride, so with this in mind the pupils set out to build a low, stable bike making it as eco-friendly as possible.

“We also had to bear in mind that the bike would have to be light and have a very low centre of gravity, so we had to get the weight low down. This would help the user with limited or no use of their legs to feel stable on the bike. Moreover, hopefully, the low centre of gravity would give the bike the right amount of natural stability. To help make it safe, we added stabilisers”, said Ben.

The pupils started off using a written off Honda CBF 125, which is very reliable and a stable bike. This motorcycle had been in an accident and was written off, so they bought it for spares and repairs. It took some days to strip the bike down for its engine wheels, suspension and swinging arms as these were the most expensive parts. The bike so far had only cost £250. The team decided that if they made the seat too low, the rider would not feel comfortable on the bike at all, and if too high, they would feel unstable. So, they made a seating height of 40cm, which feels very comfortable.

The STEM finalists learnt and applied the following skills to make the bike: (1) horizontal ban saw, (2) MiG welder, (3) filing, (4) sanding/scotching, (5) priming/painting, (6) fabricating, (7) milling, and (8) lathing. STEM teaches pupils life skills and congratulations to Ben and Aaron for being Bethany’s STEM ambassadors this academic year.

Secondary
Last update: 27 September 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 9 October 2020 - Book now >>

Wednesday 25 November 2020

 

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 AIMS ARE TO:

 

* Inspire excellence in academic standar * 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 - refine creative and practical skills - gain the qualifications they need to embark on, and succeed in, their chosen career - think independently - be a confident, responsible and unselfish member of the community.
Primary
Last update: 27 September 2020

 

At our Open Days, class and specialist teachers are on hand to answer any questions you may have regarding the curriculum and the Headmistress will speak about the ethos of the school and what makes us so special.

Saturday 3rd October 2020 – 9:00am to 1:00pm 

These events are for parents interested in a place in Nursery (boys and girls) and Reception to Year 6 (girls).

Social distancing guidelines will be adhered to at all times.

Please contact the Admissions Officer to enquire and book a tour or a place for any of our Open Days, or for more information regarding the scholarships. 

[email protected]

Tel: 020 8992 5189
Instagram: @falconsschoolforgirlsputney

ETHOS & AIMS

Falcons School for Girls became part of the Alpha Plus Group at the turn of the century and established a reputation for academic excellence, creativity and a love of learning. Originally based in Ealing, the school moved to new premises in Putney in September 2014. We take pride in developing our girls into happy, confident individuals ready to meet the challenges of their senior schools. We have high expectations of our pupils and our mission is to raise girls to become high achievers, leaders and lifelong learners.

OUR AIMS: At Peregrines Nursery and Falcons School for Girls we believe passionately in:
  • Recognising the close links between emotional wellbeing and academic achievement
  • Encouraging children to be ambitious with their learning
  • Fostering children’s natural curiosity, positivity and resilience
  • Engaging children about their role as citizens in our fast-changing world
  • Instilling the importance of leading by example
Primary & Secondary
Last update: 26 September 2020
Primary & Secondary
Last update: 26 September 2020


Every day is an Open Day
We are very proud of our School and would be delighted to show you around during a private visit. Please contact our Admissions Team on 01237 426200 or email [email protected]

Taster Days
The Admissions Team will be happy to tell you about Kingsley’s “free taster” scheme, which gives your son or daughter a day – or several days – at Kingsley, entirely free of charge. They can even board with us if you prefer.

SPECIALIST DYSLEXIA AND EDUCATIONAL NEEDS SUPPORT

      

 

At Kingsley School we have an inclusive ethos which is focused on ensuring that all pupils succeed, no matter what their barriers to learning may be. Additional educational needs are taken seriously and we are committed to to supporting all pupils in all areas of life. We help pupils achieve their potential through experienced and expert teaching in the relaxed but puposeful atmosphere of our Learning Development Centre. 


The school does everything possible to develop the self-confidence of all our students through academic, enrichment and pastoral activities. As a department, we have recently celebrated pupils’ success in writing competitions, thoroughly enjoyed an educational visit to London, and pride ourselves on being a safe haven for pupils when they need a bit of TLC. To this end, staff members are trained in the Thrive Approach to support and develop pupils’ emotional and social well-being, as well as to extend their academic potential.

KINGSLEY WELCOMES A NEW HEADTEACHER

 

We are very pleased to welcome a new Headteacher to Kingsley. Mrs Gill Jackson joins Kingsley with over 30 years of experience of providing inspirational teaching and leadership. She is a National Leader of Education, has extensive experience mentoring new headteachers and has also established a teaching school to support the careers of hundreds of educationalists across the North West of England.

Her experiences in the North East have shaped Gill’s career. Irrespective of children’s origins or backgrounds, she firmly believes that they can only flourish if they are educated in an environment where they feel able and confident to express themselves and explore their own talents and interests.

Gill has relatives in the local area, links to the Methodist Church, and is deeply impressed with the strong ethos and values-driven education that Kingsley has to offer.

After a short spell at the renowned Ripley St Thomas CofE Academy, which she left for personal reasons, she was, therefore, delighted to accept a position to join our community.

Primary & Secondary
Last update: 26 September 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: 26 September 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: 25 September 2020

HYDESVILLE TAKES MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING TO A NEW LEVEL 

 

Pupils at Hydesville Tower School in Walsall joined over 45,000 children and young people around on Friday 27th September 2019 to draw attention to the vital role of mental wellbeing in education.

Hydesville collapsed the curriculum for the entire day to mark Global Be Well Day, a worldwide event led by Cognita, the group of 74 schools of which Hydesville Tower School is a member. 

With children ranging in age from 3 to 16 years old, the challenge at Hydesville Tower School was to create a meaningful series of events that would have value immediately but also for the months and years to come. Big favourites included the Animal Café, with time to pet and look after a range of animals; Zumba and kickboxing to get the pulse raising; meditation and yoga to help promote calm and mindfulness; and lots and lots of smiles.

Warren Honey, Headmaster at Hydesville Tower School, said: “this was a wonderful opportunity for the Hydesville community to come together and put mental health in the spotlight. As a school, we value the person and their emotional wellbeing, so planning these events felt a natural opportunity to prepare our children for the various challenges of life.

“The School’s Mental Health Champion Aimee Kingston was instrumental in designing elements of the day, and all the staff were involved at various stages to promote the initiative.”

Global Be Well Day emanated from conversations between the global leaders last October, and a commitment to action in all the Cognita schools. Resources from world experts in sleep and nutrition, alongside the shared ideas for activities have helped this initiative reach over 45,000 students, 7,000 staff and countless parents and families.


 

OUR ENRICHMENT PROGRAMME

 

"New experiences enrich children’s lives and help them decide where their interests and passions lie."
 

For one lesson a week the timetable is collapsed and given over to pupil enrichment. The programme draws on the interests and talents of our teachers and is a chance for pupils to enjoy pastimes that are beyond the confines of the examination curriculum. The activities are carefully planned to ensure there is something to appeal to all pupils.

HYDESVILLE TOWER SCHOOL NURSERY RECEIVES MILLIE’S MARK

 

Hydesville Tower School Nursery has announced that it has received national recognition for going above and beyond the minimum requirements in paediatric first aid. With its robust processes and documentation, the nursery staff strive to keep children safe by minimising risks and accidents and giving parents that greater reassurance.

 

Hydesville Tower School Nursery has been awarded Millie’s Mark by National Day Nurseries Association in collaboration with Department for Education and Millie’s Trust. 

 

Millie’s Mark is named after Millie Thompson, who tragically died as a result of choking in a nursery in 2012. Her parents Dan and Joanne Thompson have campaigned for all staff to have paediatric first aid training and having Millie’s Mark demonstrates that nurseries have met this. In addition, it shows they work hard to keep these crucial skills in the forefront of employees’ minds, so they are competent and can apply paediatric first aid in any situation.  

Sam Smith, Nursery Manager, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have been awarded Millie’s Mark.  This is a special achievement and shows how serious we are about ensuring children are safe when they are in our care. I would like to thank everyone who has supported us during this process and we are all very much looking forward to celebrating our success.”

 

Purnima Tanuku, Chief Executive of National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) adds: “Achieving Millie’s Mark is a great achievement for the nursery, it shows that all staff are fully trained in paediatric first aid and that they have reflected on their current practice to improve competence and confidence. Becoming a Millie’s Mark’s nursery is a clear indicator for parents that this nursery has met the highest standards and gives them the reassurance that their children are safe’.


 

HYDESVILLE TOWER SCHOOL STUDENTS CELEBRATE SUPERB GCSE ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2019

 

 

Pupils from Hydesville Tower School in Walsall are celebrating excellent 2019 GCSE results, with 98% of all papers taken achieving a “good pass” or better at the new Grade 4+.  The national average was 67%.

 

Most impressively, 44% (compared to the national average of 20.6%) of exam grades at Hydesville were awarded at Grade 7 or above with half the cohort securing 5 or more GCSEs at Grades 7-9 – the previous A grade equivalent. Over a fifth of all exams were awarded Grades 8 or 9, the latter being the equivalent of an A** to show exceptional performance. 

 

Results in specific subject areas were exceptional.  In Science, 55% (compared to the national average of 42.3%) of grades were 7 or above in Biology, 72% (the national average was 43.9%) were Grade 7 and above in Chemistry, with 18% (compared to 13% nationally) at Grade 9, and 73% (43.8% nationally) achieved Grade 7 and above in Physics. 

 

In addition, an outstanding 100% of History grades were Grade 8 and above and over 84% achieved a “strong pass” at Grade 5+ in English Language.  

 

All of the Year 11 cohort at Hydesville are to be congratulated for a superb set of results.  In particular, Karn, Tyler and Zara each collected a large number of the highest grades – 8s and 9s. 

 

Miss Lauren Jenkins, Head of Senior School, remarked: “This has been a group of children that we have enjoyed nurturing over the past five years. The measure of their achievements is evident in their value-added scores, with a sizeable increase on each child’s potential from starting with us.  As a year group, they have offered a great deal in the classroom and in the various extra-curricular activities available.”

 

Hydesville Tower School, situated on Broadway North in Walsall, is proudly non-selective and is fully committed to helping pupils achieve the very best results possible. Mr Warren Honey, Headmaster, said: “It is a pleasure to celebrate with our staff and pupils who have worked so hard to achieve these results. My congratulations go to all of our GCSE pupils and I wish them every success as they take their next steps into post-16 education and beyond. These results provide a clear indication that the personalised approach taken at Hydesville gives every child the opportunity to flourish and fulfil their potential.”

 

Primary & Secondary
Last update: 25 September 2020


 

Events and Private Tours

We offer a range of opportunities to see our wonderful school in action. Whether you’d like to attend one of our popular events or book a Private Tour at your convenience, we offer you a very warm welcome. This is your opportunity to meet the Principal and see the beautiful Quinton House buildings and grounds first-hand.
 

Open Days for Quinton House School 
    

We hold a number of whole school open mornings throughout the year. This is your opportunity to meet the Principal, take a tour of the school with pupils and experience Quinton House life first-hand.

Please contact our Admissions team on 01604 684828 or click on the links below.

 

Meet the Principal Events

Meet the Principal events give families the opportunity to meet directly with the Principal, Mrs Jo Storey.   In these sessions, families are invited to listen to the Principal talk about Quinton House and will be able to ask any questions they may have. Families will then go off on tours of the school.  Places are limited at each event so that parents are able to spend individual time with the Principal.  Please call in advance to book a place. 

For dates of the next Principal Event please visit our website.

If the session that you wish to attend is now full please call us to book a private tour.

Private Tours

We offer Private Tours, giving you the opportunity to see the school on a one-to-one basis.  Where possible we will also arrange for your to meet our Principal. To request a private tour, please complete the form below and our Admissions Manager, Joanna Sainsbury, will be in touch to discuss a convenient time.

We very much look forward to meeting you and your family.

 

Quinton House School aims to provide a ‘family’ environment in which the character, personality and individuality of each pupil are developed.

The School seeks to help each pupil to achieve their individual potential and to promote their academic, personal, social and moral development. The School aims to fire imaginations and inspire each pupil, fostering a lifelong love of learning, along their educational journey and into adulthood.

Care for the individual as a whole and about his or her personal development and extracurricular involvement complements the emphasis on academic achievement, and demonstrates the richness of the school’s provision for its pupils.

A high calibre staff, who are dedicated and enthusiastic, work as a team in the pursuit of the school’s aims. Quinton House is unashamedly ambitious (although not pretentious), striving continually to improve itself, and to enhance its local, national and international reputation.

Primary
Last update: 25 September 2020

A NEW INDEPENDENT SCHOOL IN THE HEART OF KENSINGTON


Prince’s Gardens Preparatory School is a new independent school for boys and girls aged 3-11, in the heart of Kensington, opening in September 2020. We have one aim which is to give each pupil an education which enables them to flourish.  By focusing on academic excellence, character development and the nurturing of a global perspective, we equip children for all the challenges that life can offer. We want to foster a love of learning within each child, for them to be curious and ambitious so that they leave us confident and excited about the future. Prepared. For everything.

Everything we do is aimed at fostering a belief in oneself and in others, a commitment to doing our best and collaborating with other people to help them do theirs. By emphasising the importance of personal integrity, hard work, being kind and showing respect, we inspire our pupils to make a difference throughout their lives.

After a happy home, the most important experience you can give your child is the best possible education. At Prince’s Gardens Preparatory School, that’s exactly what they’ll enjoy. From Pre-Prep to Prep, every pupil is encouraged to discover the very best of themselves; in the classroom, on the sports fields, in the library, in the pool, on stage, in the science labs and in the garden.

Innovative teaching, superb facilities and a broad, exciting curriculum will help them to thrive; preparing them for anything and everything.

SPECIALIST TEACHING

 

 

We have specialist teaching in music, PE and French from nursery as well as in drama and science further up the school. In our top two years, the children are encouraged to develop their organisational skills by moving round the school and going to specialist classrooms in science, English and maths. This is just one of the many ways in which we prepare them for senior school life.

Children will be rigorously prepared for the 11+ entrance exams to top senior day and boarding schools in London and beyond. This will be done in a carefully planned and measured way to ensure that the children are also able to enjoy all that their school life has to offer.

HEAD START: SUPERB FACILITIES AT PRINCE'S GARDENS PREP

 

Facilities will range from a hall, just for the younger pupils, to generously proportioned classrooms where the two nursery and three reception classes can access their own, purpose-built terrace – a perfect outdoor learning space. Beyond that is the school’s two-acre garden – a paradise that is enclosed, hidden and completely unexpected.

Of course, there are the green spaces of Hyde Park, just a few minutes away, where nursery and reception classes will spend two hours each week.

Children in early years will do everything from launching model boats to explore floating and sinking, gather sticks and leaves, make sequences out of pine cones and learn how to work collaboratively – or develop independent learning skills.

 

 

Primary
Last update: 25 September 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 16 October 2020, 9.30am (Virtual)

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

Primary
Last update: 25 September 2020

VISIT NORTH BRIDGE HOUSE SCHOOL

 

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

If you are looking for immediate entry, please get in touch with our admissions team directly. Guided tours will also be available once the building reopens.

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

If we reach full capacity for an open event you were hoping to attend, please select a different option or contact our friendly admissions team to arrange an alternative. They will also be able to provide you with general help and advice on 020 7428 1520. 

 

Open Events


Tuesday 6 October 2020, 9.30am (Virtual)
Tuesday 3 November 2020, 9.30am (Virtual)
Tuesday 24 November 2020, 9.30am (Virtual)

 

There are three main points of entry to the Nursery School – Nursery, Pre-Reception and Reception – and so we host both open mornings and guided tours here. Places do arise in Years 1 and 2  but they are not main entry points and so at the Pre-Prep School, we host smaller events for parents to attend.

   

We believe that happiness is the key to successful learning, particularly in the formative years of education and we are committed to providing our young children with an enjoyable learning experience, a curiosity for knowledge and a real sense of achievement.

What sets North Bridge House apart is that our Nursery School is totally focused on the Early Years Foundation Stage and our Pre-Prep is focused solely on Key Stage 1. Every member of staff is an expert in these age groups and therefore every interaction that the children experience is age appropriate.

Our staff are all working towards the same objectives, speaking a common language, and our academic outcomes speak for themselves.

Children progress from Reception having become confident mathematicians, able to read and write their own stories at just 5-years-old, while at the end of Year 2 (KS1), 55 per cent of pupils performed in the top 4 per cent of the country for literacy and 61 per cent in the top 4 per cent of the country for mathematics (2019).

While North Bridge House (NBH) has grown from strength to strength, celebrating results well above the national average at every stage of its academically non-selective, all-through independent education for ages 2 to 18, the Nursery and Pre-Prep provision itself has proven to develop the

fundamental skills upon which pupils’ future successes are built.

The warm and nurturing environment in which children find the confidence to express themselves assertively and creatively offers a rich and varied curriculum, providing children with a fully rounded education and allowing them to develop a genuine love of learning.

The new facilities will give us the opportunity to further build on pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. We are looking to bring a new sense of wonderment to children’s learning and broaden their global perspective from the very outset of their education: watch this space for a tranquil but exciting hub of education where children can can learn through discovery and investigation, and contextualise and share their learning experiences beyond the four walls of their classroom.

We believe that a child’s development is very much a personal journey: children develop at different rates and learn in different ways, particularly in the Early Years of education.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Christine McLelland
Head Teacher
North Bridge House Nursery & Pre-Prep Schools