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Talk Teens, Talk Digital at Free Parent Event

24th October 2016


Having once ridden the emotional rollercoaster that is adolescence, modern day parents are expected to empathise with their tormented teens and yet find themselves in equally as turbulent and unknown territory. Teenagers of today are the first generation to experience adolescence online and for the alienated parent, this limitless landscape of graphic content and social […]


The Prefect Report

18th October 2016

Jeans for Genes Day Success By Josh Porter Last Friday 23rd September saw the first charitable event this term at NBH. We were showing our support for a national initiative to raise funds for children living with genetic disorders. Students got involved in Jeans for Genes day by wearing jeans with their school uniform and […]


Nursery School Workshops: A Parent’s Guide to Inspire Early Years Learning at Home

12th October 2016

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Understand and Enhance Your Child’s Learning Journey The lessons children learn in their primary years of education are fundamental preparation for the journey ahead and prime opportunity to instil a positive attitude towards learning. At North Bridge House Nursery School we strive to motivate and challenge pupils from their very first days with us, bringing […]


Hindleap Warren 2016

11th October 2016


Hindleap Warren: Annual Highlight The Year 7 residential trip to outdoor activity centre Hindleap Warren has become an annual highlight for North Bridge House Senior School. Every year our Year 7 cohort enjoy a week of exciting bushcraft adventures in the 300 acre East Sussex woodland, returning with newfound confidence, determination and leadership skills. Hindleap […]


Outstanding Nursery School Now Offers Flexi Sessions

30th September 2016


New for the 2016/17 academic year, North Bridge House Nursery School’s part time sessions offer parents flexible provision for children aged 3-4 years old. Our flexi sessions are designed around the varying parent preference and pupil need at Pre-Reception: a year group outside of statutory school age in which parents may have more time to spend with their little ones, who […]


Pupils Celebrate Fantastic GCSE Results at North Bridge House Senior School

28th August 2016


Pupils and teachers at North Bridge House Senior School are thrilled to be celebrating another year of excellent GCSE results. Our overall pass rate of 95% A*-C grades in five or more subjects is the highest since expanding to our new site in Rosslyn Hill, Hampstead. Furthermore, a total of 90% for the same measure including English and Maths is a […]


North Bridge House Canonbury Celebrate First A-Level Results

19th August 2016

North Bridge House Canonbury students with their impressive A-Level results

As students, schools, friends and families share A-Level results across the country, the occasion marks a profound milestone and even greater celebration for North Bridge House Canonbury Senior School & Sixth Form. Two academic years after opening, we now have our very first set of A-Level results, which represent our journey from unknown territory to […]


Magic, Music & Matilda in the Prep’s Revolting Children

6th July 2016

Prep School production: Revolting Children

From the pages of the Roald Dahl classic to the stage of the North Bridge House spectacular, Matilda never fails to wow her audience. Adapted for the Prep School’s latest production, Revolting Children, and equipped with a sensational cast and crew, the intelligent little girl and some 100 more of our talented performers thrilled, tickled and moved family and friends. Across two shows with two […]


NBH Canonbury to Welcome Year 7 in 2017

10th June 2016


From Islington’s neglected Tudor manor to ‘Outstanding’ senior school and sixth form, North Bridge House Canonbury is continuing its success story with the addition of Year 7 from September 2017. To celebrate our second anniversary, we will become Islington’s first all-through independent senior school and sixth form for boys and girls. Having opened in September […]


Nursery & Pre-Prep Summer Fayre 2016: Art Unveiled for Auction

3rd June 2016

NPP Art Auction 2016

Above: A snapshot of some of our children’s art for auction. Join Us! Whatever the weather at this year’s Summer Fayre and art auction, the Nursery and Pre-Prep children have painted canvases that will light up everyone’s day. On Saturday 25th June, we invite family and friends to join us for our much loved annual bonanza and help us raise cash […]


Introducing: Outstanding Scholarship Programme

1st June 2016


An ‘Outstanding’ education made affordable To extend on our individualised approach to outstanding student achievement at North Bridge House Canonbury, we are delighted to offer a generous range of scholarships from Year 9 to Sixth Form – with up to 100% off fees for exceptional students. We focus on growing each pupil’s strengths and talents across […]


Malawi Fundraising Continues through National Garden Scheme

24th May 2016

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On Sunday 22nd May, North Bridge House Canonbury opened its leafy grounds to the public as part of the National Garden Scheme. Alongside neighbour Canonbury House, the 16th Century Grade II listed building welcomed over 100 visitors to its front garden, where students served refreshments surrounded by trees over 200 years old. Since the National […]


Mini Beast Explorers Visit the NHM Gardens

9th May 2016


As Spring melts into Summer and the sun teases – coming and going to glare through the window whilst we’re hard at work – the Zebras seized a bright day to take their learning outside and reawaken their senses. In the magical surroundings of the Natural History Museum’s wildlife garden, our Reception class became mini […]


New Nursery library: the children’s tale

22nd April 2016

New Nursery Library

To continue to enrich the imaginations of our avid readers at the Nursery, we have invested in a brand new treasure trove of exciting books. We have transformed our library into a beautiful new learning environment, which reflects our children’s love of reading and will ensure we continue to foster creative minds. Reading is hugely […]


Top Class Training for North Bridge House Staff

14th April 2016

Simon Camby, Director of Education for Cognita Schools, leading the discussion on 'Embedding a culture of  Teaching and Learning in schools'.

For any school to inspire its pupils, it must first inspire staff. Often dubbed as extended holiday for teachers, and dreaded by teachers themselves who fear more paperwork and unrealistic targets, training days are, in fact, an opportunity to enthuse and motivate educators. As we embark on the Summer term – an important term for […]


Pupils Share Learning Journals with Proud Parents

21st March 2016

Learning Journal Collage

At the end (or almost) of another successful term, parents of North Bridge House Nursery pupils were invited into school to review their sons’ and daughters’ progress. This term however, teachers had put together an extra special update on each child’s development, portraying the last six months of their educational journey in a learning journal. […]


A wonderful week of workshops

18th March 2016

Yr 2 Food Workshop

With glimpses of Spring awakening nature’s most productive time of year, our Pre-Preparatory pupils have had a very creative week of their own. From kitchen to poetry workshops, Year 2 pupils have had plenty of food for thought this week, resulting in some very fruitful learning. To develop their Science studies on Health and Growth, pupils thoroughly enjoyed taking part in food […]


Golden Performance from Canonbury Student Pirates

16th March 2016

Don't miss NBH Canonbury's production of The Pirates of Penzance

Last night, talented North Bridge House Canonbury students took to the stage of the school’s treasure trove, the King Edward’s Hall for their opening performance of The Pirates of Penzance. Catch their “heartie” performance again tonight, 16th March 2016 at 7pm. The Pirates Of Penzance first opened at the Fifth Avenue Theatre in New York […]


Nursery Bears Dig the Science Museum Garden

8th March 2016


At North Bridge House, we introduce children to trips and visits from the very beginning of their education, opening their eyes to a whole world of learning opportunities whilst they are most curious and receptive. For the Bears, one of our Nursery classes, their second school trip of the year was an educational experience from […]


NBH Shoot to Third in the North London Independent School Netball Tournament

2nd March 2016

NBH U13 Netball Team

On the last day of February, the North Bridge House Under 13 Netball team competed alongside six other teams in the North London Independent School Netball Tournament, hosted by St John’s School. The standard of netball was high across the group, which included: St John’s School, Dwight School A, Dwight School B, The King’s School, St Aubyn’s and Sherrardswood […]


Senior Sports Stars: Emerging Talent and Continuing Success

29th February 2016

U13 Basketball Girls Team

Since North Bridge House Senior School’s multi-purpose Sports Hall opened in June 2014, there has been no stopping our legion of keen sports men and women. With a growing number of teams across a variety of sports, students of all ages enjoy the opportunity to hone their skills and partake in training, matches and tournaments in […]


Head Jonathan Taylor on American Higher Education

24th February 2016


At North Bridge House, we aim to deliver an education in which individual talent can be discovered, nurtured and honed. With a dynamic mix of academic and creative minds, we realise that our students are destined for different successes, to which there’s a variety of paths they can take. Jonathan Taylor, Head Teacher of North Bridge […]


Charity Quiz Night for Camden Spear Trust

15th February 2016

Spear Quiz Night

Across London, young adult unemployment is at its highest since figures first started being collected in 1993 and is still rising, with over one million young people out of work. In Camden, there are currently 28,654 households without an adult in employment, and of those households, just over 1,300 also have dependent children. As these children […]


Real Life Learning for Real Life Success

5th February 2016

Nursery children building a zoo

At North Bridge House Nursery School, we apply our rich, hands-on curriculum to real life society, so that pupils benefit from a contextual learning experience from the very start of their education. Classroom activities are centred around everyday situations, providing clarity for our young learners and aiding their understanding of more advanced concepts as they progress […]


Battle of the Bands 2016

2nd February 2016


– EVENT SOLD OUT –  We are delighted to announce that tickets are now on sale for this year’s Battle of the Bands, to be held at North Bridge House Senior School on Thursday 11th February 2016. This popular annual event will showcase some of the finest musicians at North Bridge House, promising to be an excellent and memorable musical […]


Mr Bibby’s Head Teacher’s Blog

22nd January 2016

Starry Night by Year 3

Highlights of the week: 18th – 22nd January Academic Over the course of the week I have been really impressed by the abundance of good work I have seen. The Year 3 children in 3Danhoff have been working on The Starry Night this past week and have produced some really lovely pictures and writing… Great work! Congratulations […]


Spring 2016 Prep Positions of Responsibility Announced!

7th January 2016


Congratulations to all the pupils who have been appointed a position of responsibility for this term. We try to give as many pupils the opportunity to represent their peers as possible and have been particularly impressed by the below pupils’ commitment to the School. Class School Council Rep Form Captains Deputy Captains 8 Spencer Arian […]


NBH Prep: Outstanding Inspection Report

14th December 2015


We are delighted that North Bridge House Prep School has been awarded ‘Outstanding’ in all aspects of our School Inspection Service report. The report reflects the many strengths of the school and we are proud to have maintained the outstanding quality of education for which we were commended in our last report (issued by Ofsted in 2011). The December 2015 […]


Mrs McLelland continues as Head at Nursery and Pre-Prep

14th December 2015


North Bridge House is delighted to announce that previous Interim, Mrs Christine McLelland has been appointed as Head Teacher of the Nursery and Pre-Prep Schools with immediate effect. “I’m absolutely delighted to be able to continue to work with this great community of staff, parents and pupils, and fulfil our vision for the school,” Mrs McLelland commented. […]


Charities ‘quids-in’ thanks to North Bridge House fundraisers

18th November 2015

NPP Fundraising

North Bridge House Nursery and Pre-Prep pupils and Head Teacher, Mrs McLelland, proudly presented cheques for £5,813.92 to both The Sebastian Hunter Memorial Trust and Spread a Smile charities, thanks to the sterling efforts of their fundraisers. Parents, pupils and staff at North Bridge House Nursery and Pre-Prep Schools raised a whopping £11,627.84 for these […]


Armistice Day: 11 facts about 11 November

11th November 2015


Every year we remember the soldiers that fought for us in the First World War, and honour the hour upon which the Armistice was signed and they were finally relieved of battle. Here are our top 11 facts about the Armistice: The Armistice was an agreement to end fighting signed by representatives of France, Great […]


‘Teenagers and the School Day: What research tells us’

10th November 2015

Dr Paul Kelley

As part of our commitment to understanding teens at North Bridge House Senior School & Sixth Form Canonbury, we were very pleased to welcome Dr Paul Kelley – the man behind the research into teen sleep-  on 25th November 2015. North Bridge House Canonbury’s Headteacher, Jonathan Taylor, invited Dr Kelley from Oxford University to explain the findings […]


Year 7 Trip to the Frieze Art Fair

6th November 2015


On Friday 16th October 2015, after the successful trip last year, another group of Year 7 students from North Bridge House Prep School enjoyed a trip to the Frieze Art Fair. Students wandered the creative corridors and engaged in deep conversation with the tour guide about the various styles of contemporary art on show and […]


Pupil Account: Wear It Pink 2015

6th November 2015

Wear it Pink Day 2015

On Friday 23rd October 2015, North Bridge House Prep School (Year 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) went to the school’s chapel for Wear It Pink Day.  There were loads of stalls full of food, drink and other things to buy such as smoothies, trading cards and pink popcorn.  The school went to the chapel in […]


Pupil Account: Victorian Day 2015

5th November 2015

Victorian Day 2015

It was great fun doing the Victorian Workshop on Wednesday 4th November 2015. Actors and actresses came to the school to show us what Victorian life was like. We learnt a lot, such as how some kids were sent to work at a very young age. One of the jobs they had to do was […]


North Bridge House Senior School Canonbury: ‘Outstanding’ in All Areas


We are absolutely delighted that North Bridge House Canonbury has been awarded ‘Outstanding’ for its Senior School and Sixth Form provision following the Ofsted inspection in May 2015. Having only recently 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, […]


Excellent GCSE Results at North Bridge House Senior School: 50% A* or A grades

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At North Bridge House Senior School, we are celebrating another year of excellent GCSE results, with 94% of our pupils having gained 5 or more A* to C grades. Including Maths and English, 91% of all students achieved 5 or more A* to C grades. Our results were particularly strong in the core subjects of […]


Girls to Join Years 7 and 8 at NBH Prep School

Girls at NBH PS

Dear Parents I am writing to announce an exciting development for NBH Prep School. From September 2015 we will be allowing girls to enter into Year 7 and then subsequently into Year 8 at the Prep School. This is a great opportunity for girls to see out their time at the Prep School in our […]


Welcoming the New Nursery & Pre-Prep Head in September

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North Bridge House Nursery and Pre-Preparatory Schools are delighted to announce the appointment of new Interim Head Teacher, Mrs Christine McLelland, who will lead the school for the first two terms of the new academic year. It was with great regret for everyone at the Nursery and Pre-Prep Schools that we recently had to say goodbye to […]


Mr Bibby’s Half-Term Blog Summer 2015


Welcome to the half-term blog. Morocco seems a distant memory back in late March but what a fabulous trip it was, and thank you to Mr Dumuje for organising an incredible adventure for the History Club. I must congratulate all pupils of Year 4, 5 and 6 girls who attended PGL. These trips were a […]


Nursery & Pre-Prep Art Auction 2015

art auction

After a great deal of preparation went into our highly anticipated Nursery & Pre-Prep Summer Fair, we are delighted to reveal our pupils’ amazing artwork, created especially for the Art Auction. Each class contributed a beautifully decorated canvas, all of which brought about some excited bidding! The children did a fantastic job and we hope […]


Gold Duke of Edinburgh Practice Expedition

DofE-Canonbury year 12

On Thursday 25th June, a group of six Year 12 pupils from NBH Canonbury ventured to the Lake District, accompanied by Mr Stenning and Ms Hands, to undertake their Gold Duke of Edinburgh practice expedition, which they had been planning for a number of months in their after school DofE sessions. The Sixth Formers spent […]


Jonathan Edwards, CBE Declares NBH Sports Hall Officially Open


On Thursday 26th June, North Bridge House Senior School welcomed triple jump world record holder, Jonathan Edwards to open our brand new Sports Hall. The former Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth champion cut the ribbon on the new centre, which enhances our vast academic and extra-curricular offering and completes our on-site state-of-the-art facilities. Introduced by […]


North Bridge House Prep’s Young Artists 2015


Last week, North Bridge House Prep School students downed their paint brushes to go and see some of the fantastic work on display at the Royal College of Art’s Young Art Exhibition. The 25th anniversary celebration in aid of Cancer Research featured paintings from hundreds of creative students across the UK, who had each captured […]


Africa Week in the Pre-Prep


At North Bridge House, Africa Week is always a fantastic, cross-curricular celebration of culture and life, and last week the Pre-Prep concluded their African experience in style. African Drumming has become a regular activity at the Pre-Prep, providing a great opportunity for the children to explore rhythm and beat whilst immersing themselves in the physical, emotional […]


A Bright Future for North Bridge House Canonbury Students Collecting AS Results

AS Level results at Canonbury

Less than twelve months after opening, North Bridge House Senior School & Sixth Form Canonbury is delighted to have seen some impressive achievements in its AS exam results today with over 70% of pupils gaining at least a grade higher than predicted after GCSE*. After the School’s recent ‘Outstanding’ Oftsed report, these AS results evidence […]


Interview with NBH Senior’s Award-Winning Teacher

16th May 2015


We are absolutely delighted to announce that North Bridge House Senior School’s Head of Modern Foreign Languages, Lara Boyer, has been named Secondary Years Teacher of the Year at the Cognita Awards for Excellence 2015. Across 66 international schools, Lara was recognised for being a highly respected and dedicated member of staff and for her outstanding contribution to […]


NBH U14 Football Team Finish Runners-Up in International Tournament

6th May 2015

International Football Tournament

The North Bridge House Under 14 football team put on an outstanding performance in the Cognita Expro Tournament, finishing runners-up in the international competition which took place in Buckinghamshire last week. After making the final against nine other Cognita Schools teams from across the UK, Chile and Spain, North Bridge House narrowly missed out on […]


NBH Canonbury Sponsors Islington in Bloom 2015

23rd April 2015


North Bridge House Senior School and Sixth Form Canonbury has partnered with Islington Council to sponsor the ‘Best Forgotten Corner’ category of the annual horticultural competition for Islington residents who are giving up their time to make the borough a brighter place to live and work in. With the competition launching this month, the school […]


NBH Canonbury Wow with First School Play

27th March 2015

Wow with play

Last week, students at our North Bridge House Canonbury campus took to the stage of the King Edward’s Hall for the Senior School and Sixth Form’s very first drama production. Gracing the hall with its first performance since 2003, the founding cohort of Year 9 and 12 students impressed and humoured friends and family with […]


Inspirational Kakenya Encourages Students To Follow Their Dreams

14th March 2015


Among the many inspirational guest speakers to visit our North London school group, we were honoured to welcome Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya, founder of the Kakenya Center for Excellence (KCE), to our Islington based North Bridge House Senior School & Sixth Form Canonbury. Kakenya’s non-profit organisation provides the most vulnerable and underprivileged girls in Kenya with a quality education and empowers them to achieve […]


NBH Senior Celebrates World Book Day with Award-Winning Author

6th March 2015


To celebrate World Book Day this year, North Bridge House Senior School students were joined by acclaimed children’s author, Andrew Mulligan.  The writer of the much-loved Ribblestrop series, The Boy with Two Heads and the now major film adaptation, Trash, shared his experiences, inspiration and top tips with our Year 8 pupils in intimate creative writing workshops, […]


Trip to the Royal Veterinary College London

1st March 2015


On Wednesday, 25th February some of the Year 9 students at NBH Canonbury attended the Royal Veterinary College’s secondary school outreach programme, ‘Afternoon Anatomy’. Over the course of the afternoon, our students examined the extensive collection of specimens in the RVC’s Anatomy Museum and enjoyed a hands-on experience with the residential animals. It was an excellent […]


North Bridge House’s Paper Production Plant

1st February 2015


Last week the Hawks class, otherwise known as 1Jo, turned their classroom into a paper production plant to continue their investigation into paper as part of the Science unit on Materials. A very helpful group of class parents joined the Hawks to help make new paper from recycled paper. With adults to assist, the children […]


Year 12 Young Enterprise Students Impress Investors

3rd December 2014


As part of the Young Enterprise “Company Programme”, Year 12 students at North Bridge House Canonbury have set up their own firm which they are running for the year with the guidance of a business volunteer. This is a real hands-on experience for the Sixth Formers who have been responsible for everything from raising the […]


Girls’ PE and Games Blog – England Netball Player Visit

3rd December 2014


On Friday 14th November North Bridge House was visited by International England Netball Player, Lindsay Keable.  All girls in Years 5 and 6 listened to her speak about the importance of dedication, motivation, team work and discipline in order to achieve their goals.  The girls learnt that one of Lindsays’ goals was to wear the […]


Head Boy and Head Girl attend Ethiopian Charity Event at the House of Commons

20th October 2014


The Head Boy, Head Girl and the Head Teacher from North Bridge House Senior School joined royalty, VIPs and journalists at an Ethiopian charity event at the House of Commons on 13th October 2014. The event was organised by Partners for Change Ethiopa, a charity that Thomas Franks, North Bridge House’s catering supplier, have supported on […]


Exclusive: NBH Film Club Meets Helena Bonham-Carter

1st July 2014


Last week, lucky members of the North Bridge House Senior School Film Club attended an exclusive pre-release screening of the film, The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet. The event was hosted by Helena Bonham-Carter and run by ‘Into Film’ – an organisation that aims to contribute to children’s personal, cultural and creative development by putting film […]


French Day 2014

20th June 2014

french day 2014

Enjoyable and educational, French Day is an eagerly anticipated annual event at the Junior School. Every year the school is transformed into a French village and the children in Years 1 and 2 have the opportunity to experience French language and society in a very realistic setting. Today, students looked the part as they embraced […]


Outstanding Results for North Bridge House Prep School

12th June 2014


North Bridge House Prep School is thrilled to announce that the Year 8 boys’ outstanding efforts have resulted in some truly excellent Common Entrance grades. Our hard-working students’ Common Entrance results are always a cause for celebration and this year is no exception. An impressive 61% of all grades awarded were A* – A- and […]


Year 4 PGL Camp 2014

30th May 2014


Every year, PGL is a highlight for Prep School students who return from the adventure camp with a sense of accomplishment and memories to treasure. This year was no exception as you can see from the Year 4 students’ comments and photos below. ‘I enjoyed PGL very much. My favourite activity was Aeroball, it was […]


Olympian comes to NBH Prep

14th May 2014

Olympian NBH Prep

On Tuesday 14th May Paul Ifrim, a Romanian Olympian from the sport of Double Luge, spoke to 3Kendrick.  He told the class about the training it takes to be an Olympian, and how fast the double luge can travel.  He showed the class some video clips of when he was competing, including a video which […]


Greetings from the PGL Base Camp

13th May 2014


The Year 6 girls have happily settled into their home for the week; British Columbia Street, at the Little Canada PGL on the Isle of Wight. From our riverfront cabins, the island and it’s maritime steeped history is the ideal setting for an adventure and water sports based camp. The girls are looking forward to […]


Year 2’s Young Composers

31st January 2014


In the Autumn term, Year 2 got to know some famous classical composers. We listened to pieces by Dvorak, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Mozart and Grieg, and talked about the similarities and differences between them. This term, we have built on our knowledge and spent the last few weeks becoming young composers ourselves! We began by practising […]