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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


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


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


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


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


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 A limited number of tickets are also available – free of charge – to external parents and members of the community: book here.


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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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 […]


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: Phone: 020


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


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 – […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]