North Bridge House Prep School

Primary

1 Gloucester Avenue
Regent's Park
London
NW1 7AB
020 72676266
Pupils
462
Ages
7 - 13
Gender
Mixed
Type
Other independent school
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NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Independent inspection report
(3/12/15)
PREP

Independent preparatory schools do not have to follow the National Curriculum or submit test results to the Department for Education so there is no individual school performance data or star rating.

Visit the school's website to learn more about their unique curriculum, policies on testing and common leaver destinations (a good indicator of pupil progress). See our About page for information on Choosing A Prep School.

Day
Boarding Type
From £6,410
Day Fees Per Term

Leaver Destinations

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NURSERY 2+

Co-educational nursery

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School Description

North Bridge House is a group of six independent co-educational day schools in North London, ranging from Nursery through to Sixth Form for ages 2 to 18. Each school is distinctive, contemporary and high-achieving, and successfully prepares children for the next stage in their school career. Children are nurtured and progressed beyond the national average at NBH Nursery and Pre-Prep Schools, before joining NBH Prep where they are set up for outstanding outcomes.We advise on and facilitate every path to success, with pupils either leaving the Prep School at the end of Year 6 (taking the 11+, the Consortium exam or going to one of the North Bridge House Senior Schools), or at the end of Year 8 (taking the Common Pre-Test, the Common Entrance exam or schools’ individual entrance tests).North Bridge House offers a choice of two Senior School campuses at 11+. NBH Senior Hampstead and NBH Senior Canonbury both focus on growing the individual in small classes and celebrate excellent GCSE results. Students are then welcomed into Sixth Form at NBH Canonbury for outstanding, individually tailored A-Level and university preparation. 

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News & events from North Bridge House Prep School

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. 

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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)

 

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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 

What makes our Prep School 'outstanding' >>

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

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North Bridge House Prep School Catchment Area Map

This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.


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