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    Year 1's Prep School Taster Morning
    26th January 2018
    At North Bridge House, we aim to prepare children for the future from the outset, setting them up for every next stage of their education through a rich and fully rounded curriculum. At NBH Pre-Prep, children are taught by an entire team of Key Stage 1 specialists who therefore share the same knowledge and expertise and are all committed to the same outcomes. We actively
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    Women in Science: NBH Prep challenge gender stereotypes & create new career aspirations
    19th January 2018
    2018 is a big year for women in the UK. 100 years since women gained the right to vote, North Bridge House is marking the anniversary with our own celebration of women and girls, their achievements and their futures, and the important role they play in our thriving co-ed environment. Our celebration of NBH women and girls began at North Bridge House Prep School with
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    Prep pupils earn VIP Santa visit after raising £2000 in record time
    14th December 2017
    North Bridge House Prep School pupils received a surprise visit from Father Christmas this week, after raising a huge £1936.54 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity in just 50 minutes. Santa swung by in a red Mini convertible to thank the children, making the Prep School a special stop-off on his awareness-raising tour around London landmarks. Having attended Great Ormond Street Hospital just last
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    North Bridge House Pupils Spice Up BBC Radio 2 with Mel C this Christmas Day
    14th December 2017
    Choir children from North Bridge House Prep School will be heard on former Spice Girl, Melanie C’s BBC Radio 2 show this Christmas Day. Our young singers have pre-recorded two famous Christmas songs and their very own jingle for the radio station’s festive soundtrack, which will air between 4-6pm on 25th December. Accompanied by their teachers and composer Miss Greenham, who wrote the children’s jingle
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    Year 1 Parents & Pupils Experience the Benefits of a Prep School Education
    29th November 2017
    Introducing the future Prep generation On Monday 27th November, the Year 1 Pre-Prep children swapped their homely classrooms for a morning in the Prep School’s grand former convent. Arriving on the school bus, the children were met by our very welcoming Prep pupil concierges and Deputy Head, Mrs Job, before experiencing the immersive Prep School curriculum first-hand. Each class got to try two taster activities,
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    Philosophy: the bright idea in primary education
    16th November 2017
    “Why are we here?” “Will the world ever end?” The sky’s the limit for young minds. Innocent and inexperienced, children have endless capacity to question the world around them, challenging parents, teachers and peers alike. There is no question too big for North Bridge House headteachers Christine McLelland and Brodie Bibby though, who channel children’s naturally inquisitive nature in philosophy lessons from Key Stage 1.
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    Mr Bibby's Pug Joins Reading Sessions at NBH Prep
    26th October 2017
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    Expert Speaker Series Concludes with 'Parenting the Demanding Generation'
    23rd October 2017
    This week, child health education expert, Dr Aric Sigman returned to North Bridge House School to talk to parents and guests on ‘Parenting the Demanding Generation’. In the last of our Nursery and Pre-Prep series, “Worried about…”, which has explored issues known to cause real parent anxiety, Dr Sigman spoke about the need for boundaries in child development, assuring parents they can just say “no”.
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    NBH to Host High Profile TES Debate
    2nd October 2017
    On Thursday 5 October, North Bridge House is hosting the TES 2017 World Teachers’ Day debate in partnership with Cognita Schools. TES, the foremost education news; analysis and opinion site for educators worldwide, will broadcast “Teacher status and wellbeing – what global lessons can be learned?” live from North Bridge House Senior Canonbury via Facebook at 7.15pm.
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    Philosophy: the secret to success across the curriculum
    20th September 2017
    “Why are we here?” “Why is the sky blue?” Whatever the lesson, children naturally ask the big questions in life but, amongst teaching and learning objectives and exam preparation, it’s this very curiosity that schools should act upon, says North Bridge House Prep School’s headteacher, Mr Bibby. In today’s results obsessed society, schools may question the time and place for philosophy on the curriculum.
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    NBH Prep Adds to Record of Outstanding Common Entrance Results
    4th July 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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    North Bridge House Heads Inspire at Renowned Festival of Education
    27th June 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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    NBH Prep pupil wins creative writing competition ahead of 1,400 entrants
    9th June 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
    8th June 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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    NBH Leadership Update
    24th April 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
    21st April 2017
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    Another year of outstanding 11+ results for girls at NBH Prep
    30th March 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
    30th March 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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    Common Entrance: why should boys wait until 13+ to leave prep school?
    22nd March 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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    Cognita Learning Post
    15th December 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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    Library Rewards Fill Classrooms Fast
    15th November 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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    Magic, Music & Matilda in the Prep's Revolting Children
    6th July 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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    Top Class Training for North Bridge House Staff
    14th April 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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    Mr Bibby's Head Teacher's Blog
    22nd January 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!
    7th January 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
    14th December 2015
    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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    Armistice Day: 11 facts about 11 November
    11th November 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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    Year 7 Trip to the Frieze Art Fair
    6th November 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
    6th November 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
    5th November 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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    Girls to Join Years 7 and 8 at NBH Prep School
    12th October 2015
    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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    Mr Bibby’s Half-Term Blog Summer 2015
    11th October 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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    North Bridge House Prep's Young Artists 2015
    10th October 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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    Girls’ PE and Games Blog – England Netball Player Visit
    3rd December 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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    Outstanding Results for North Bridge House Prep School
    12th June 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 a number of additional awards were given for exceptional performance in subject specific exams. The boys are all delighted to have successfully gained places at their first choice schools, with some having done so through the challenging scholarship route. We are extremely proud of the Year 8 boys and congratulate them on not only their results, but on their commitment to and attitude towards their education. A big thank you must also go to the dedicated staff who have given the boys the best possible support and preparation for their exams. Common Entrance Results 2014 Bradfield Miles Jackson Bryanston Joseph Norman City Of London Casper John Avi Lederman Nicolas Hopson Sam McMahon, Scholarship Award Oliver Pitt Merchant Taylors’ Rahil Mayet, Science Award Matthew Bowden, English Award Mill Hill Sam Monaghan Daniel Oparvar Nicolas dit Massart Zachary Brettler Freddie Goldstone, Music Award Matthew Tindall Anthony Sutton-Linneen North Bridge House Senior, Hampstead James Pholpradab St Albans Sam Stern (Scholarship route) St Paul’s Jan Bauer Parker Dougall Liam Reed UCS Alexander McLoughlan Lucas Bouvier Luca Renna Jacob Collett Westminster Senkai Hsia (Scholarship route)
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    Year 4 PGL Camp 2014
    30th May 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
    14th May 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
    13th May 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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