Message from the Head Teacher
North Bridge House Nursery and Pre-Prep West Hampstead is the sixth campus within our thriving NBH school group, extending our unique, specialist offering to families in this vibrant part of North West London.
Having opened in September 2020, the school provides an exciting new home for our long established Early Years and Key Stage 1 expertise, and joins our much-loved, high-achieving Nursery and Pre-Prep Schools in Hampstead, which have proven to develop the fundamental skills upon which pupils’ future successes are built.
Our children progress from Reception having become confident mathematicians, able to read and write their own stories at just 5-years-old, while at the end of Year 2 (KS1), 55 per cent of pupils perform in the top 4 per cent of the country for literacy and 61 per cent in the top 4 per cent of the country for mathematics (2019).
We adopt a holistic, child centric approach to pupils’ learning and progression, and have shaped our curriculum and creative spaces to facilitate not just the academic achievement of our young pupils, but their all-important personal development too.
North Bridge House West Hampstead uses natural, sustainable products wherever possible. We want to be as organic as possible and to provide the children with as many unique opportunities as possible in this central London location, including growing their own vegetables in our garden and tending to school pets – whether that be walking Wilson the dog or raising ducklings. Additionally, with our state-of-the-art immersive technology children can truly embrace creativity and expression in all its forms – something which is crucial to child development in the Early Years.
We believe that a child’s development is very much a personal journey: children develop at different rates and learn in different ways, particularly in the Early Years of education. Our specialist structure means that children benefit from personalised teaching while staff are all working towards the same objectives, speaking a common language, and our academic outcomes speak for themselves.
Above all, we believe that happiness is the key to successful learning, particularly in the formative years of education and we are committed to providing our young children with an enjoyable learning experience, a curiosity for knowledge and a real sense of achievement.
I look forward to welcoming you to our brand-new home and to our happy place of learning.
Executive Head Teacher
North Bridge House Nursery & Pre-Prep Schools