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North Bridge House Sixth Form Canonbury students celebrate A Level achievements

August 17, 2017

Sixth Form students from North Bridge House Sixth Form Canonbury are celebrating another year of excellent A Level results with 57% A*- B grades. Yiwang Lim and Sama Aunallah gained a host of A* and A grades across a range of subjects. Yiwang, having now gained a place at first choice University of Bath to study Economics, achieved an A* in Economics and an A


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Top tips to choose the best A-level subjects

August 16, 2017

With A-level results about to land, there is just one week until GCSE outcomes and the making of many new Sixth Form students. Institution and subject preferences may be swayed by GCSE grades higher or lower than expected, so North Bridge House Canonbury’s assistant headteacher, Dan MacPherson, offers advice to sixth form candidates looking towards A-Level studies. For the majority of 16 year olds, a


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NBH Sister Schools Reach Out To Primary School in Malawi

August 10, 2017

For 16 Year 11 students from across our two North Bridge House Senior Schools in Hampstead and Canonbury, the hard graft continued into the summer holidays as they swapped pens for shovels in a bid to transform the Dzalanyama Primary School in Malawi, and thus the lives of its children. Working alongside local tradesmen to construct teacher houses, paint classrooms and improve the children’s dormitories,


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North Bridge House teacher selected to lead Chartered College of Teaching Languages Network

August 7, 2017

The Chartered College of Teaching (CCT) has launched its Chartered College network programme to bring together educators to work on issues of direct concern to classroom practice. Dan MacPherson, Head of Modern Languages and Assistant Head Teacher at North Bridge House Senior School & Sixth Form Canonbury, has been selected to lead the UK Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) network. He says, “I wanted to set


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Nursery & Pre-Prep Pupils Graduate with First Class NBH Honours

July 17, 2017

Last week proved an extra special end of term for North Bridge House Nursery and Pre-Preparatory Schools’ Reception and Year 2 pupils, who reaped awards for their academic achievements in the schools’ first ever graduation ceremony. The occasion marked the end of an era for the two year groups of children, ranging from just four to seven years old, who will move to new school


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Your Guide to Choosing the Right A-Levels and University

July 5, 2017

Choosing A-Level subjects and which universities to apply to can be tricky, so NBH Canonbury teacher advises pupils to take it one step at a time. How should students embarking on their A-Levels decide which subjects to take in order to achieve their future goals? The key is to take one step at a time says Dan MacPhearson, Head of Modern Foreign Languages and Senior Leadership


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NBH Nursery & Pre-Prep host specialist talks on child health and wellbeing

July 5, 2017

Parenting, much like many things in life today, seems harder than ever and increasing numbers of parents feel daunted by the task – particularly if your child doesn’t sleep well, only seems happy in front of a screen, or picks up on the equally glorified and shamed body types in the media. It’s only natural for parents to worry but to ease the growing levels


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NBH Prep Adds to Record of Outstanding Common Entrance Results

July 4, 2017

After the girls’ outstanding 11+ results last term, North Bridge House Prep’s Year 8 boys continue the School’s exam success and longstanding history of first class Common Entrance results. Year after year, NBH Prep School successfully places boys and girls at some of London and the UK’s top Senior Schools – often with prestigious scholarship awards – highlighting our academic prestige within the competitive North


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Summer Art Exhibition Marks 30 Years of North Bridge House Senior School

July 4, 2017

On Friday 30th June, we celebrated 30 years of North Bridge House Senior School with a Royal Academy-inspired Summer Art Exhibition. Pupils, parents and staff at our Senior Hampstead site were excited to welcome Mr Brendan Pavey – the new Head Teacher at NBH Senior from this September – as guest of honour. As the sounds of summer jazz filled the air, over 400 pupils,


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Lord Robert Winston Conducts Live Human Experiment with NBH Pre-Prep Pupils

July 3, 2017

North Bridge House Pre-Preparatory School’s Year 1 and 2 pupils were excited and honoured to welcome Lord Robert Winston to their assembly today. Lord Winston, British professor, medical doctor, scientist and television presenter, spoke to pupils about everything from the human body’s ability to conduct electricity to its cells and DNA. To begin, Lord Winston performed a live human experiment with all of the Year


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North Bridge House Heads Inspire at Renowned Festival of Education

June 27, 2017

On Thursday 22nd June, North Bridge House Head Teachers inspired policy makers, educators and practitioners of change at the Telegraph Festival of Education. Jonathan Taylor of NBH Senior & Sixth Form Canonbury and Brodie Bibby of NBH Preparatory were selected from over 900 applicants to speak at this leading forum for education leadership, development and debate. Jonathan Taylor, well-known in the education sector already for


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Introducing the Brand New Parent App

June 15, 2017

Receive NBH Nursery & Pre-Prep communications at the touch of your phone We are excited to announce the launch of our brand new parent platform: the NBH app has landed and you can download it today! Designed to keep parents up-to-date with their child’s class activity, from topics of study to what’s for lunch, the new Nursery and Pre-Prep app is fun, informative and easy to


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NBH Prep pupil wins creative writing competition ahead of 1,400 entrants

June 9, 2017

A classic National Literacy Trust competition. Over 1,400 entries. Just one winner: North Bridge House Prep School’s Alex Dimitriou. The talented Year 6 pupil won the Descriptosaurus Time Machine competition with 350 words of creative genius set in the time of French Revolution. Inspired by the popular Descriptosaurus series by Routledge, the National Literacy Trust’s competition challenged students to produce a piece of descriptive writing


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Parent feedback programme at North Bridge House School wins award for innovation and excellence

June 8, 2017

A ‘Voice of the Parent’ programme run at North Bridge House School, part of the Cognita group, has won a 2017 Confirmit ACE (Achievement in Customer Excellence) Award. This is the second year that this programme has been commended, with the ongoing feedback received from parents directly inputting into the continuous improvement in schools such as North Bridge House. The judges applauded Cognita’s use of


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Battle of the Bands drums up more cash for Malawi

May 23, 2017

Back for another year and once again, a highly enjoyable evening of music and celebration: Battle of the Bands 2017 did not disappoint. This year’s crowd of students, parents and staff were treated to a tasty BBQ by our lovely catering team ahead of the entertainment, which brought together a diverse range of acts from across all year groups. Special Guest Special guest performer Emma


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NBH Nursery & Pre-Prep Host Expert Parenting Talks

April 28, 2017

North Bridge House Nursery and Pre-Prep parents should book their priority tickets via preprep@northbridgehouse.com. A limited number of tickets are also available – free of charge – to external parents and members of the community: book here.


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NBH Leadership Update

April 24, 2017

We are very pleased to announce some forthcoming changes to leadership within the North Bridge House Group from September 2017. North Bridge House Senior School, Hampstead Mrs Georgina Masefield will be leaving North Bridge House Senior School at the end of the summer term 2017. Georgina will be moving to lead one of the all-age schools which is part of the Cognita family: Akeley Wood Junior and


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The real value in teacher training: Education experts lead CPD at NBH

April 21, 2017

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Girls’ Netball Tour with Official England Umpires

April 5, 2017

Mrs O’Keefe reports: “The girls were very excited as we boarded the train at Euston. Upon arrival at Condover Hall the girls unpacked and settled into their dormitory. The girls wasted no time and took on the climbing wall, whilst encouraging each other to the top all supervised by experienced JCA climbing instructors. That evening we were given our netball match times by the organisers


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Girls thriving at co-ed NBH Canonbury

March 31, 2017

At North Bridge House Canonbury, we set students up for academic success by engaging them from the moment they join us, sustaining enthusiasm through a broad and stimulating curriculum and, most importantly, outstanding teaching. Schools are under such pressure to deliver exam results that they often invest their time and efforts in Years 10 and above, leaving the earlier years – albeit unintentionally – neglected. However, our


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Pre-Prep Parent Workshops

March 31, 2017

In the same way that parents of children in the Nursery School can attend workshops on the Early Years strategies our teachers use in class, pick up tips to continue learning at home North Bridge House Nursery School  Miss Mashford, maths lead at NBH Pre-Prep (supported by Mr Russell, Miss […]


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New Starter Parent & Toddler Groups

March 30, 2017

The New Starter Parent and Toddler Group takes place from 9:45-10:45am at North Bridge House Nursery School, 33 Fitzjohn’s Avenue, London, NW3 5JY. Due to popular demand, we are increasing the bi-weekly sessions to every Monday from the start of the Summer Term 2017. Please see dates above.   [caption id="attachment_16769" align="alignright" width="411"] Bring your tot to make towers and build new friendships.[/caption]   Book Now Email: nursery@northbridgehouse.com Phone: 020


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Spring Term Taste for Adventure

March 30, 2017

A taste for adventure in cold climates has seen North Bridge House Senior and Sixth Form students venture to some truly sublime and inspirational destinations this term. Senior Hampstead pupils have wowed us with their tales of scaling ice walls, whilst our Canonbury students took to their skis for some thrilling Alpine action in Austria.


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Another year of outstanding 11+ results for girls at NBH Prep

March 30, 2017

Head teacher, Mr Bibby is thrilled with the girls’ success: “Once again the girls have produced truly wonderful results! They have worked so hard over the last few months and we have been delighted with their calm and focused approach throughout the whole process.” He continues: “Some of the girls are still making their final choices but in the meantime, huge congratulations to them all.


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Shakespeare Stage Spectacular: What You Will

March 30, 2017

Viola and her twin brother, Sebastian are shipwrecked in a violent storm off the coast of Illyria; in the process Sebastian is lost, assumed drowned. Viola disguises herself as a boy and goes by the name of Cesario for protection. Thus disguised, Viola becomes a page in the service of Orsino, the Duke. It seems that Orsino is having little luck courting Olivia, who is


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Nursery Spring Chickens

March 30, 2017

Spring Assembly In the run up to Easter, our Pre-Reception children swapped class life as the Bears and the Robins to become chirpy spring chickens. The first of their seasonal celebrations saw the children perform a concert for their parents – the theme being Spring. The children had been learning and practising their favourite spring songs for a few weeks and were very excited come


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Canonbury’s Contemporary Comedy: The Queen Must Die

March 30, 2017

David Farr originally wrote THE QUEEN MUST DIE for the National Theatre’s Shell Connections series, which was commissioned for some of the most innovative modern-day playwrights around to write inspiring plays specifically for young performers. Our talented cast worked hard on the play as part of their Enrichment Programme, making it their own contemporary masterpiece by swapping Britney Spears for Taylor Swift and the papier-mâché statue of the Queen


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Students Wow with Production of The 39 Steps

March 30, 2017

As with all large community events at North Bridge House, we seized the opportunity to raise money for charity. This time the cast and crew chose to donate all proceeds to Cancer Research UK, contributing to the fight against cancer which has helped double the survival rate over the past 40 years. Thank you to all family and friends who purchased a ticket to the show and helped to raise


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Common Entrance: why should boys wait until 13+ to leave prep school?

March 22, 2017

Testing Exams 11+, 13+, Common Entrance, pre-testing… Prep School examinations can seem more of a minefield for parents than for the children being assessed. As girls begin Year 6, they are fully focused on the 11+ January examination, which determines their destination senior school for the following September. The boys however, complete pre-testing but do not sit their Common Entrance exam until 13+, extending the rigorous syllabus over an


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Half Term in Outer Space

February 28, 2017

This half term, our Nursery and Pre-Prep Holiday Club goers had astronomical amounts of fun exploring the theme of ‘space’. The theme lent itself to all manner of arts and crafts which saw our children painting star-spangled landscapes, constructing telescopes, designing their own planets and making aliens to populate them – […]


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‘An Inspector Calls’ for Arts on the Curriculum

February 8, 2017

The importance of the Arts The Arts have always been important to those who value creativity but perhaps less so to those with a stereotypically more academic focus. At North Bridge House,  the Arts are not just popular with those drama, theatre, art and photography students but throughout our student body, contributing […]


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New Library Dream Scheme

February 1, 2017

Phase One: Refurb Since phase one of the Pre-Prep library development was completed over Christmas, many glossy books have christened the shelves together with our new reading scheme (pictured above). The library is already home to a huge range of material by some well-known children’s authors, including everything from play scripts and poetry to classic tales […]


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Science and Sandwiches: the Otters’ Sensory Experience

January 26, 2017

They may be the youngest year group in the school but the Nursery children get out and about just as much as their elder Pre-Reception and Reception peers. This week, the Otters swapped their Nursery classroom for the Garden at the the Science Museum and loved the outing from beginning to end. […]


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North Bridge House Canonbury presents: The Queen Must Die

January 19, 2017

North Bridge House Canonbury warmly invites family, friends and members of the public to the School’s forthcoming production of THE QUEEN MUST DIE! On the eve of Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee celebrations, a fibre-glass statue of Her Royal Highness waits in a suburban living-room in preparation for the Jubilee […]


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Latest production of Hamlet ‘pushes boundaries’ says A-Level student

January 10, 2017

  During the Christmas holidays, English Literature A-Level students went to see the Flute Theatre’s production of Hamlet at Trafalgar Studios in London. Year 13’s Sydney Evans reviews the experience. Despite the tiny cast in the Flute Theatre’s adaptation of Hamlet, director Kelly Hunter does not hold back when it […]


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Cognita Learning Post

December 15, 2016

Foreword Welcome to the latest edition of the Cognita Learning Post, the very first global edition. The decision to welcome Asia and Latin America colleagues into our audience is timely; less than six weeks ago the Heads and Education teams from across our family of schools came together for the […]


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Meet the Head Morning Teas: the new take on school open days

December 13, 2016

From the early years of education through to A-Level study, North Bridge House stands out from the North London school archetype, swapping hothouse academia for its more nurturing approach. Now the school offers parents a new alternative to the traditional open day experience. Happiness over Hothouse The unique school group […]


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Student Review of the National Youth Theatre’s Romeo & Juliet

December 12, 2016

Year 10 English Trip As part of their GCSE English Literature studies, North Bridge House Senior students are encouraged to develop their critical analysis skills and consider varying perspectives on classic and modern texts. Shakespeare’s tragic tale of Romeo and Juliet is renowned for its many adaptations, which continue to […]


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Guest Chilean Students Thrive at North Bridge House

December 5, 2016

Picture: North Bridge House and Chilean students team-building in group social Chilean exchange students experience London life with NBH pupils The first term of the 2016-17 academic year has been extra special for North Bridge House Senior Schools, who have been joined by 20 Chilean students across their two North London […]


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Sixth Form Scholarship Opportunities

December 1, 2016

Dedicate your 2017/2018 to an ‘Outstanding’ education and improved A-Level results North Bridge House Senior & Sixth Form Canonbury, Islington’s first and only independent senior school, is inviting applicants for scholarships up to 100% to join us in Year 12, September 2017. With sought-after Academic and Performing Arts awards open for application, we welcome candidates to register and try […]


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Library Rewards Fill Classrooms Fast

November 15, 2016

More book fairs, more rewards… Kindles and tablets are great but our Prep School bookworms still love immersing themselves in magical worlds the traditional way. Since hosting not one but two annual Book Fairs – one in the Autumn and another in the Summer – the events have become increasingly […]


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Talk Teens, Talk Digital at Free Parent Event

October 21, 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 […]


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The Prefect Report

October 18, 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 […]


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Nursery School Workshops: Maths and Number

October 14, 2016

Make sums fun for your little one An insight into our classroom delivery, each of North Bridge House Nursery School’s Pre-Reception workshops are designed to be fun and interactive for both parent and child. Our first Maths session explored some of the key areas in which children develop their understanding of […]


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

October 12, 2016

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 […]


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Hindleap Warren 2016

October 11, 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, […]


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Outstanding Nursery School Now Offers Flexi Sessions

September 30, 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 […]


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Pupils Celebrate Fantastic GCSE Results at North Bridge House Senior School

August 28, 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 […]


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North Bridge House Canonbury Celebrate First A-Level Results

August 19, 2016

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 […]


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

July 6, 2016

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 […]


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NBH Canonbury to Welcome Year 7 in 2017

June 10, 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 […]


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

June 3, 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 […]


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Introducing: Outstanding Scholarship Programme

June 1, 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 […]


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Malawi Fundraising Continues through National Garden Scheme

May 24, 2016

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 […]


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Mini Beast Explorers Visit the NHM Gardens

May 9, 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, […]


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New Nursery library: the children’s tale

April 22, 2016

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 […]


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Top Class Training for North Bridge House Staff

April 14, 2016

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 […]


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Pupils Share Learning Journals with Proud Parents

March 21, 2016

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 […]


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A wonderful week of workshops

March 18, 2016

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 […]


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Golden Performance from Canonbury Student Pirates

March 16, 2016

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 […]


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Nursery Bears Dig the Science Museum Garden

March 8, 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 […]


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

March 2, 2016

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 […]


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Senior Sports Stars: Emerging Talent and Continuing Success

February 29, 2016

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 […]


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Head Jonathan Taylor on American Higher Education

February 24, 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, […]


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Charity Quiz Night for Camden Spear Trust

February 15, 2016

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 […]


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Real Life Learning for Real Life Success

February 5, 2016

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 […]


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Battle of the Bands 2016

February 2, 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 […]


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Mr Bibby’s Head Teacher’s Blog

January 22, 2016

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 […]


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Spring 2016 Prep Positions of Responsibility Announced!

January 7, 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 […]


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NBH Prep: Outstanding Inspection Report

December 14, 2015

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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 […]


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Mrs McLelland continues as Head at Nursery and Pre-Prep

December 14, 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 […]


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

November 18, 2015

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 […]


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Armistice Day: 11 facts about 11 November

November 11, 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 […]


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

November 10, 2015

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 […]


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Year 7 Trip to the Frieze Art Fair

November 6, 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 […]


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Pupil Account: Wear It Pink 2015

November 6, 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 […]


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Pupil Account: Victorian Day 2015

November 5, 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 […]


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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 […]


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

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 […]


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Girls to Join Years 7 and 8 at NBH Prep School

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 […]


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Welcoming the New Nursery & Pre-Prep Head in September

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 […]


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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 […]


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Nursery & Pre-Prep Art Auction 2015

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 […]


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Gold Duke of Edinburgh Practice Expedition

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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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

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 […]


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Interview with NBH Senior’s Award-Winning Teacher

May 16, 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 […]


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NBH U14 Football Team Finish Runners-Up in International Tournament

May 6, 2015

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 […]


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NBH Canonbury Sponsors Islington in Bloom 2015

April 23, 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 […]


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NBH Canonbury Wow with First School Play

March 27, 2015

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 […]


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Inspirational Kakenya Encourages Students To Follow Their Dreams

March 14, 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 […]


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NBH Senior Celebrates World Book Day with Award-Winning Author

March 6, 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 […]


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Trip to the Royal Veterinary College London

March 1, 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 […]


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North Bridge House’s Paper Production Plant

February 1, 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 […]


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Year 12 Young Enterprise Students Impress Investors

December 3, 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 […]


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Girls’ PE and Games Blog – England Netball Player Visit

December 3, 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’ […]


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

October 20, 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 […]


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Exclusive: NBH Film Club Meets Helena Bonham-Carter

July 1, 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 […]


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French Day 2014

June 20, 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 […]


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Outstanding Results for North Bridge House Prep School

June 12, 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 […]


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Year 4 PGL Camp 2014

May 30, 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 […]


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Olympian comes to NBH Prep

May 14, 2014

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 […]


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Greetings from the PGL Base Camp

May 13, 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 […]


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Year 2’s Young Composers

January 31, 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 […]


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