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Primary & Secondary
Last update: 28 March 2020
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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

Bristol Grammar School
Primary & Secondary
Last update: 28 March 2020
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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
Last update: 27 March 2020
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Open Mornings

Open Mornings are designed to give you and your child a real sense of a ‘Day in the Life’ at Cumnor House. You will meet our Heads, our Pupils, our admissions team and have a tour of the school itself. We look forward to welcoming you.

Come and see first-hand what makes our school so special!

After your tour, the Headmistress, her Senior Team and other members of staff will be available for questions.

 

Personal Tour

A personal tour will give you the opportunity to meet some of the children, speak to the teachers and get a general feel for school life here. Our Headmistress, Mrs Amanda McShane, at the Girls’ School will be available to answer your questions and to discuss your child’s educational career in greater detail.

We have two private co-educational nurseries on two separate sites. Both Ofsted and ISI say Cumnor House Nursery is “outstanding”. Our team will be delighted to show you round our term time and year round settings. 

To book a place on an open day or a personal tour, please follow the link below.


 

We prepare your daughter for her senior school. See where our girls have moved onto in recent years, often with Scholarships.

In 2017, 50% of those who applied gained Grammar School places.

Primary & Secondary
Last update: 27 March 2020
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You are warmly invited to attend one of our upcoming Open Days. 

There’s Nothing Quite Like Meeting Face-to-Face

Our School is a hive of activity and we would love for you to experience our warm atmosphere, meet with our Headmistress and subject specialist teachers, and talk with our students. It's the perfect way to understand our academic approach, our focus on life and employability skills, and how we develop the growth mindset. In addition, you can experience our strength in teaching STEM, Arts and Business & Enterprise subjects.
 

WHOLE SCHOOL OPEN MORNINGS - 9.30am to 12pm
        

Wednesday 29th April  

Wednesday 20th May  

Wednesday 24th June


MORE INFO >>
 

Personal Tours

If you would like to book a bespoke tour of the school with the Headmistress Mrs Marsden, please contact our School Admissions department. Mrs Murchison who will arrange a suitable time and date convenient to you and your family or click on the link below.

We very much look forward to welcoming you and your family to The Webber Independent School in the near future.

Telephone: 01908 574740

Email: [email protected] 

Click here to book a personal tour.
 

PARENT TESTIMONIALS

 


  

We are a high-performing co-educational independent day school offering a stimulating and well-rounded education. We are delighted to share feedback on our school from current parents: 

“I would like to take this opportunity to commend and congratulate you and your team for working as an extended family with pupils and parents alike. I also value the focus on emotional intelligence and the way that everyone at Webber cares, it gives me great warmth as a parent knowing that Ethan's needs are met emotionally as well as academically.”
Mrs Paula Hosken, Year 8 Parent

“Rosie has never been happier since she joined Webber, and I know that your school and all the fantastic staff and students are the reason for this. She is even considering the idea of staying at school and doing A-levels, something she had never wanted to do, which makes me almost burst with happiness!”
Mrs Stephanie Dearn, Year 11 Parent
  
 

OUR HAPPY PREP, PRE-PREP AND NEW NURSERY

   

 

The Webber Nursery – new for 2020 

Open 51 weeks of the year with opening times of 7:30am - 6:00pm and offering full and half day sessions, The Webber Nursery will deliver educational excellence in a nurturing, vibrant and enriching environment, supporting each child’s growth and development.

The Nursery will be divided into three warm and welcoming, dedicated rooms, allowing children to thrive in small groups with individual attention and a personalised learning journey:

• Little Explorers (6 months to 2 years)

• Little Adventurers (2 to 3 years)

• Little Learners (3 years+)

Download our Webber Nursery Booklet >>
 


 

Early Years

In Early Years we are confident that your child will experience the best possible introduction to their education. The environment, including the nursery garden, is designed to provide a safe place to explore, experiment, run, jump, sing, splash, paint, dig, play, make friends, have fun and learn. Health and safety and emotional well-being are priorities for our youngest students. Our highly qualified staff carefully plan an exciting range of activities, visits and learning experiences, which combine to ensure our youngsters make excellent progress to launch them successfully on their learning journey.

Watch our Early Years video here.
 

Years 1 and 2 

Year 1 and 2 classes are small and friendly. Students are taught according to their stage of development, regardless of their age, ensuring everyone has the appropriate level of challenge and is able to achieve their best. The curriculum is an exciting blend of the National Curriculum for England and the International Primary Curriculum, enhanced by specialist teaching, in Modern Foreign Languages, Physical Education and Music, and enriching, relevant outside visits. Opportunities are planned to develop confidence and leadership skills and a passion for learning. Students have access to a well-resourced outdoor space for learning and play, their own library and computers.

 

Prep School

Prep students are taught according to their stage of development allowing everyone the opportunity to achieve their very best.

In years 3 and 4 the International Primary Curriculum is woven through the National Curriculum for England, providing a broad and rich experience for our students, enhanced by an exciting range of outside visits and specialist teaching in Physical Education, Music, Computer Science, French and Spanish.

In years 5 and 6 there is an increased focus on academic excellence and links with the senior section are strengthened to ensure a smooth and confident transition into senior school when the time comes.

A great deal of emphasis is placed on emotional health and wellbeing and there are numerous opportunities for students to experience the art of leadership, team building and independent learning in the classroom, the sports field and through a wide range of extra activities.

The pastoral care we provide is extremely successful in helping our young people grow into courteous, sensible and confident individuals.  Alongside which our excellent transition programme provides a seamless journey to the new challenges and experiences of Senior School life.

Prep students are happy to talk about their learning so please arrange to come and see us.

Primary
Last update: 27 March 2020
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NUMBER 11 IN THE PARENT POWER TOP 100 PREP SCHOOLS LIST

 

 

 

Breaside Preparatory School has been ranked 11th among the top 100 UK Prep Schools by The Times newspaper and feature in the accompanying Parent Power: Best UK Schools Guide 2019. The guide is based on exams results and features both independent and state schools.

Staff from Breaside Preparatory school were celebrating their ranking as being the 11th best Independent School in the country.  Executive Principal of Breaside Preparatory School Karen Nicholson said:

“We are very pleased to share with you that we have been placed 11th in the Sunday Times Top 100 Independent Schools list - an absolutely fantastic achievement of which we are incredibly proud!

“It is wonderful to be recognised for all of the hard work that the staff and children put into Breaside to make it the very special place that it is.”

 

 

 

 

 

At our Open Mornings you can discover the opportunities a Breaside education can offer your family.

Our Year 6 pupils take visitors on a tour of the school and afterwards you will have the opportunity to chat with staff over refreshments.  Tours usually last around an hour.  Our Registrar, Lucy Greaves, will be on hand to answer questions about the admissions process and discuss next steps.

Provisional next Open Morning: Wednesday 10th June 2020 (9 am to 12 noon)​
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We look forward to welcoming you.

You can also book a Private Tour by clicking the link below. 

AWARD FOR CHILDCARE EXCELLENCE

 


 

Breaside have been awarded Millie’s Mark. This is a great achievement for the school and we are grateful for all the hard work and commitment from our staff  towards helping us to exceed health & safety and paediatric first aid requirements.

Millie’s Mark is awarded as a special endorsement to childcare providers that go above and beyond the minimum requirements by having 100% of staff trained in paediatric first aid, and also ensuring that everything learned during the course is kept alive and in the forefront of practitioners’ minds so that they are confident, ready and capable.

EXCELLENT RESULTS

 

 

We have an excellent record of places gained to local grammar and independent schools and this year is no exception. Our 11+ results were once again outstanding with some pupils offered academic, creative and sports scholarships. Our impressive Key Stage 2 results are well above the national average. 

100% of pupils gained their first choice at Senior School.

50% of our children received scholarships.

Breaside ranked 16th in the Top 100 Independent Preparatory Schools in England in the Sunday Times. 

Parents are given guidance on the schools that we recommend for their children throughout their time at Breaside and we pride ourselves on getting the children into the right school for them as individuals.

Please see our lists of places offered over the past few years via the Leaver's Destinations link (above). 

Faraday School
Primary
Last update: 26 March 2020
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FARADAY PREP SCHOOL AUTUMN TERM OPEN MORNINGS

Looking for an Independent Primary School place? Come & visit us at our magical location in the heart of the Docklands. You are warmly welcome to join us for a tour and a brief presentation about school life and the curriculum at Faraday on:

Tuesday 5th May, 9:30am

Tuesday 19 May, 9:30am

Tuesday 2 June, 9:30am

For more information about our School and to register for the event, please book online at http://www.faradayschool.co.uk/Admissions/Open-Days/ or call the registrar on 020 8965 7374.

 

 

 

 

Maple Walk School
Primary
Last update: 26 March 2020
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OPEN MORNINGS SPRING TERM 2020

If you would like to visit the school please book onto one of our open events taking place on:

Monday 4 May, 9:30am

Thursday 21 May, 14:00pm

Monday 1 June, 9:30am

This will be an opportunity to have a tour of the school, meet the Head Teacher and to find out about all the exciting activities Maple Walk pupils are involved in.

To book a place please visit the school website www.maplewalkschool.co.uk, call the registrar on 020 8965 7374 or email [email protected]

 

Secondary
Last update: 25 March 2020
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Please find the dates and times of our upcoming open days below. If these dates are not suitable we can arrange a guided tour for you to see the school. Both open events and guided tours can be booked by completing the form via our website.

Nursery & Pre-Prep West Hampstead (ages 2-7)

Friday 5 June 2020, 3:00pm Full
Friday 12 June 2020, 3:00pm Full
Friday 19 June 2020, 3:00pm
Friday 26 June 2020, 3:00pm
Friday 3 July 2020, 3:00pm
Friday 10 July 2020, 3:00pm

Nursery Hampstead (ages 2–4)
Tuesday 5 May 2020, 9.30am
Tuesday 19 May 2020, 9.30am

Pre-Prep Hampstead (ages 5-7)

Friday 01 May 2020, 9.30am

Prep Regent’s Park (ages 7-13)

Friday 15 May 2020, 9.30am
Friday 12 June 2020, 9.30am

Senior Hampstead (ages 11-16)
Thursday 21 May 2020, 9.30am
Thursday 25 June 2020, 9.30am

Senior & Sixth Form Canonbury (ages 11-18)
Thursday 7 May 2020, 9.00am
Tuesday 23 June 2020, 9.00am

'OUTSTANDING' IN ALL AREAS, OFSTED 2015

North Bridge House Canonbury is rated ‘Outstanding’ in all areas of its Senior School and Sixth Form provision following the Ofsted inspection.

Having opened in September 2014, Ofsted’s report reflects how much the school has already achieved as Islington’s first independent senior school for 13-18 year olds, based on the longstanding success of the North Bridge House group

The Ofsted report highlights the School's nurturing yet academically rigorous ethos, to which all staff and students contribute, and the exemplary work of the Head Teacher, senior leaders and teachers, who together form an inspirational team. The school is commended for excellently preparing students ‘for the next stage of their education through effective pastoral support and guidance for academic subject choices or for university or career choices.’

Ofsted also identifies the ‘consistently outstanding support’ that students receive and the ‘highly effective teaching’, which not only motivates pupils to fulfil their potential, but encourages them to develop a self-confidence that aids their academic progress significantly.

Other key elements of Ofsted's findings were:

• ‘Sixth form provision is outstanding.’

• ‘Students make significant progress from their starting points. Results in mock examinations show that they are achieving above expected levels from their previously predicted grades and performance.’

• ‘Students who require additional help in their learning make above expected levels of progress because they are given good support in lessons to match their identified needs.’

WHY CHOOSE OUR SENIOR SCHOOL & SIXTH FORM?


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. Thanks to our small class sizes we are able to tailor our teaching and support to meet the needs of every child.

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 our Sixth Formers, 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 prestigious university backgrounds and with experience at some of the country’s leading schools, provide the inspiration our pupils need to realise their academic goals. The focus on academic excellence is complemented by first class pastoral care and attention to the learning needs of every child. Both our experienced Learning Support Co-ordinator and SENCO are members of the school’s Senior Leadership Team, thereby ensuring 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 diverse enrichment programme – often in conjunction with our sister schools. This summer, for example, pupils are undertaking charity work in Malawi alongside their peers from our Senior School in Hampstead. Our timetabled enrichment programme includes activities as diverse as Mandarin and Yoga, whilst almost all of our Sixth Formers undertake the EPQ. We also host regular ‘World of Work’ events whereby students get to hear from – and question – specialists from a broad range of industries. These activities are not perceived as ‘extra-curricular’, rather they constitute an integral part of the overall educational offering.

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: 25 March 2020
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Please find the dates and times of our upcoming open days below. If these dates are not suitable we can arrange a guided tour for you to see the school. Both open events and guided tours can be booked by completing the form via our website.

Nursery & Pre-Prep West Hampstead (ages 2-7)

Friday 5 June 2020, 3:00pm Full
Friday 12 June 2020, 3:00pm Full
Friday 19 June 2020, 3:00pm
Friday 26 June 2020, 3:00pm
Friday 3 July 2020, 3:00pm
Friday 10 July 2020, 3:00pm

Nursery Hampstead (ages 2–4)
Tuesday 5 May 2020, 9.30am
Tuesday 19 May 2020, 9.30am

Pre-Prep Hampstead (ages 5-7)

Friday 01 May 2020, 9.30am

Prep Regent’s Park (ages 7-13)

Friday 15 May 2020, 9.30am
Friday 12 June 2020, 9.30am

Senior Hampstead (ages 11-16)
Thursday 21 May 2020, 9.30am
Thursday 25 June 2020, 9.30am

Senior & Sixth Form Canonbury (ages 11-18)
Thursday 7 May 2020, 9.00am
Tuesday 23 June 2020, 9.00am

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 March 2020
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Please find the dates and times of our upcoming open days below. If these dates are not suitable we can arrange a guided tour for you to see the school. Both open events and guided tours can be booked by completing the form via our website.

Nursery & Pre-Prep West Hampstead (ages 2-7)

Friday 5 June 2020, 3:00pm Full
Friday 12 June 2020, 3:00pm Full
Friday 19 June 2020, 3:00pm
Friday 26 June 2020, 3:00pm
Friday 3 July 2020, 3:00pm
Friday 10 July 2020, 3:00pm

Nursery Hampstead (ages 2–4)
Tuesday 5 May 2020, 9.30am
Tuesday 19 May 2020, 9.30am

Pre-Prep Hampstead (ages 5-7)

Friday 01 May 2020, 9.30am

Prep Regent’s Park (ages 7-13)

Friday 15 May 2020, 9.30am
Friday 12 June 2020, 9.30am

Senior Hampstead (ages 11-16)
Thursday 21 May 2020, 9.30am
Thursday 25 June 2020, 9.30am

Senior & Sixth Form Canonbury (ages 11-18)
Thursday 7 May 2020, 9.00am
Tuesday 23 June 2020, 9.00am

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

Primary
Last update: 25 March 2020
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Please find the dates and times of our upcoming open days below. If these dates are not suitable we can arrange a guided tour for you to see the school. Both open events and guided tours can be booked by completing the form via our website.

Nursery & Pre-Prep West Hampstead (ages 2-7)

Friday 5 June 2020, 3:00pm Full
Friday 12 June 2020, 3:00pm Full
Friday 19 June 2020, 3:00pm
Friday 26 June 2020, 3:00pm
Friday 3 July 2020, 3:00pm
Friday 10 July 2020, 3:00pm

Nursery Hampstead (ages 2–4)
Tuesday 5 May 2020, 9.30am
Tuesday 19 May 2020, 9.30am

Pre-Prep Hampstead (ages 5-7)

Friday 01 May 2020, 9.30am

Prep Regent’s Park (ages 7-13)

Friday 15 May 2020, 9.30am
Friday 12 June 2020, 9.30am

Senior Hampstead (ages 11-16)
Thursday 21 May 2020, 9.30am
Thursday 25 June 2020, 9.30am

Senior & Sixth Form Canonbury (ages 11-18)
Thursday 7 May 2020, 9.00am
Tuesday 23 June 2020, 9.00am

   

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

Halliford School
Secondary
Last update: 25 March 2020
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VISITING HALLIFORD

 

We are delighted to invite you to experience Halliford School at one of our forthcoming Open Events and Visitor Mornings:

Visitor Mornings
Thursday 7th May 2020 tours at 9.30am and 11.30am
  Sixth Form Open Evening
Wednesday 6th May 2020 6-8pm

 

See below for more details on the events and to book. 

You are also most welcome to book a personal visit at any time during the academic year. Please contact our Registrar, Mrs Fran Clatworthy on 01932 234921 or email [email protected]

 

 

Visitor Mornings 

Visitor Mornings take place throughout the year in November, March and May. They provide prospective families with the opportunity to look around the school during a normal school day and to meet members of staff and current pupils.

Your visit will begin with refreshments and a presentation from the Headmaster, Mr James Davies, which is followed by a student-led tour of the School. The visit will conclude with the opportunity to talk informally with the Headmaster, Registrar and other staff. Visitor Mornings take up to 1.5 hours.

A WARM WELCOME FROM HEADMASTER JAMES DAVIES

 

 

A very warm welcome to Halliford School. Halliford is a school based on strong family values where we know and respect every student as an individual. We encourage and support Hallifordians to flourish and become the best version of themselves that they can possibly be.

We aim for excellence by being academically ambitious but at the same time academically sensitive. We inspire Hallifordians within a community that is founded on high quality teaching and learning, outstanding pastoral care and first class sporting, cultural and extra-curricular opportunities. Read more >>

OUR ETHOS

 


  

Our Welcome to Halliford; a warm-hearted School based on strong family values where we are proud to know and be respectful of every student as an individual. We encourage and support Hallifordians to flourish and become the best version of themselves that they can possibly be.
We aim for excellence by being academically ambitious but at the same time academically sensitive. We inspire Hallifordians within a community that is founded on high quality teaching and learning, outstanding pastoral care and first class sporting, cultural and extra-curricular opportunities.
As young Hallifordians we recognise that a child’s potential could lie anywhere - so we ensure that every student is exposed to a vast array of opportunities and experiences. We then pride ourselves on identifying and honing their strengths to make the most of their natural abilities, while working hard with them to develop any areas that might need further improvement.  We are able to offer small class sizes which enable personalised teaching and learning strategies suitable for our boys. Our co-educational Sixth Form then provides all our students with the skills to excel in a more independent environment as they prepare to continue their educational journey beyond the Halliford community. 

Secondary
Last update: 25 March 2020
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Please find the dates and times of our upcoming open days below. If these dates are not suitable we can arrange a guided tour for you to see the school. Both open events and guided tours can be booked by completing the form via our website.

Nursery & Pre-Prep West Hampstead (ages 2-7)

Friday 5 June 2020, 3:00pm Full
Friday 12 June 2020, 3:00pm Full
Friday 19 June 2020, 3:00pm
Friday 26 June 2020, 3:00pm
Friday 3 July 2020, 3:00pm
Friday 10 July 2020, 3:00pm

Nursery Hampstead (ages 2–4)


Tuesday 5 May 2020, 9.30am
Tuesday 19 May 2020, 9.30am

Pre-Prep Hampstead (ages 5-7)

Friday 01 May 2020, 9.30am

Prep Regent’s Park (ages 7-13)

Friday 15 May 2020, 9.30am
Friday 12 June 2020, 9.30am

Senior Hampstead (ages 11-16)


Thursday 21 May 2020, 9.30am
Thursday 25 June 2020, 9.30am

Senior & Sixth Form Canonbury (ages 11-18)


Thursday 7 May 2020, 9.00am
Tuesday 23 June 2020, 9.00am

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 five 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.

Primary & Secondary
Last update: 25 March 2020
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OPEN DAYS

Every term we hold a series of open mornings and other events to give you and your child a chance to look around the school, meet the teachers, talk to our Admissions Registrar, and get a taste of what life is like here. To learn more about our school, please attend one of our upcoming Open Days or contact our Admissions Registrar for a Private Tour.

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. 

 

 

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.

 

Bromley High School
Primary & Secondary
Last update: 24 March 2020
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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: 

 


 

We have Open Mornings each year in the spring and autumn terms. We also hold a number of Taster Days throughout the year for specific year groups, which are fun and exciting events.

Book now for our upcoming Open Days and Taster Events – we look forward to meeting you

Junior School Open Morning - Thursday 30th April, 10.00am    REGISTER NOW >>

Senior School Open Morning - Wednesday 6th May, 10.15am   REGISTER NOW >>

Senior & Junior School Open Morning - Saturday 3rd October, 9.15am  REGISTER NOW >>


 Register for an Open Event or Taster Day here >>
 

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