Academic Excellence

Mixed ability co-education, first-class outcomes.

At North Bridge House, we successfully prepare pupils for every milestone of their school career.

We combine a ‘high support, low pressure’ model with research-informed teaching methods to achieve outstanding academic results, in an environment that our students love.

ACADEMIC RESULTS

Outstanding results at every stage.

Early Years and Key Stage 1 Results.

From the Early Years Foundation Stage, we track pupil progress and attainment in a stress-free environment, setting children on the path to success from the very start of their education.

Our pupils exceed the Early Years and Key Stage 1 national averages in English and Maths by over 20%, are best prepared for 7+ and progress to our high-achieving Prep School.

Early Years and Key Stage 1 2021
58% of Reception pupils performing in top 4%

In the country for English

57% of Year 2 pupils performing in top 4%

In the country for Maths

Prep School Regent's Park Results.

The Prep School celebrates first-class results year after year, with students gaining entry to the UK's leading destination schools at 11+ and 13+ and our own sought-after Senior Schools.

11+ & 13+ 2021
15 Scholarship awards in total
12 academic scholarships offers
Senior School Results.

Both North Bridge House Senior Hampstead and North Bridge House Senior Canonbury have established an impressive track record of results, and provide extensive guidance on A Level choices, degree programmes and university selection.

GCSE and A Level 2021
67% Grade 7 and above at GCSE
65% A* - A Grades at A Level

``GCSE Mandarin class was fast paced, interactive and lively. Skill set already way beyond GCSE level and trusting rapport between teacher and pupils striking: no one was afraid to speak up or make a mistake - perfect language learning dynamics.``

 – Good Schools Guide

How we teach.

We strive to be the best at getting better. Our staff adopt research-informed teaching methods to deliver the most effective, forward-thinking teaching and learning experience.

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Smaller class sizes.

With an average class size of 20, we are able to differentiate teaching and learning and ensure the curriculum is tailored to each individual's needs.

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Individually tailored curriculum.

Every learner is different, which is why we get to know and understand every child as an individual - so that we can truly tailor the teaching and learning experience to their personal needs and abilities.

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Research informed teaching and learning.

Whether it's Philosophy for Children in the Early Years or developing metacognition in the senior ones, we use evidence-based research to inform teaching methods at every key stage. Our teachers collaborate on research projects with UCL’s Institute of Education and experts on the adolescent brain to deliver a progressive, forward-thinking teaching and learning experience.

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Preparation for every path to success.

We provide bespoke preparation for every path to success, progressing pupils throughout each stage of their NBH education, or preparing them for other top 7+, 11+, 13+ and Sixth Form destination schools. We support and advise on the path best suited to the individual, with a Future Schools Coordinator and entirely subject specialist teaching team in place from Year 5 at the Prep School.

CURRICULUM

Inspiring a curiosity for knowledge and a genuine love of learning.

We take pupils beyond the national curriculum and into a wider learning experience, embedding skills in addition to those required to succeed at each key stage, while inspiring a genuine love of learning.

Our broad academic and creative curriculum is designed to develop each child personally as well as academically, promoting resilience and adaptability while ensuring real-life issues, such as BLM, are brought to the forefront.

We deliver a specialist curriculum from the outset of children's education, introducing pupils to French, Italian, music, dance and PE in the Early Years, before moving to an entirely subject specialist curriculum from Year 5 onwards.

UK leading senior school and university destinations.

Bespoke preparation for every path to success.

NBH families benefit from the option of a stress-free all-through education which does not compromise on academic excellence, or individually tailored preparation for the UK’s leading destination schools and universities.

Students who sit 11+ and 13+ external entrance examinations gain entry to some of the best senior schools in the country - often with prestigious scholarship awards - while those who continue their education at our high-achieving Senior Schools secure university places at leading Russell Group destinations including Oxford and Cambridge, Bristol, Cardiff, Durham, Edinburgh, King's College London, Leeds, Liverpool, Queen Mary University of London, Sheffield, UCL and York.

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