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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


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,


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


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,


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]