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    Hampstead Summer Festival: North Bridge House Choir Children Wow Hometown Crowd

    5th July 2018

    On Sunday 1 July, North Bridge House Pre-Prep and Prep School choir children took to the stage of Hampstead Summer Festival, entertaining the crowd of hundreds that flocked to the eighth annual event. With over 100 stalls, a fun fair and street circus, North Bridge House children provided live music and entertainment for the bustling Heath Street. North Bridge House Prep students opened the festival

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    Year of the Girl: Spotlight Series

    15th June 2018

    Meet the champions of  NBH Year of the Girl: the celebration of female achievement across our five co-educational North Bridge House Schools. We are running a Spotlight Series on our NBH Year of the Girl champions - inspirational women from across our schools - to continue to forge positive visibility of girls at NBH; inspire pupils to think, act and be gender inclusive; and to support

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    Year of the Girl: Spotlight Series

    4th June 2018

    Meet the champions of  NBH Year of the Girl: the celebration of female achievement across our five co-educational North Bridge House Schools. We are running a Spotlight Series on our NBH Year of the Girl champions - inspirational women from across our schools - to continue to forge positive visibility of girls at NBH; inspire pupils to think, act and be gender inclusive; and to support

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    NBH Development Day 2018: CPD the Cognita Way

    26th April 2018

    Staff inset, teacher training, baker day… Whatever the label, it has taken a long time for professional development to serve its purpose for career-driven teaching personnel. As the need for continuing professional development is now recognised for teachers and educational leaders and politicians look to create more opportunity for this, North Bridge House Schools honour the importance of CPD with their annual NBH Development Day.

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    Young NBH artists showcase their feelings at the Royal College of Art

    26th April 2018

    From the school walls to the Young Art Exhibition at the Royal College of Art, the creative works of North Bridge House Prep School pupils never fail to impress. This year, four pupils from North Bridge House Prep were selected to feature in the 28th Young Art Exhibition, seeing their artistic talent exhibited among the 800 masterpieces chosen from the 7,600 entries. Subhan in Year

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    North Bridge House to Host Global Debate

    17th April 2018

    TES will also be hosting a live Twitter chat to discuss the points raised at the debate with Cognita Director of Education, Simon Camby on the following day, Friday 20th April, and you can join with the hashtag #keepteachers.

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    Why the co-ed vs single-sex debate may have limited shelf life

    20th March 2018

    Single-sex schooling versus co-education: a sensitive and recurring debate, particularly in the independent sector where gender separation rises to 35% between the senior years 7 to 11*. Even with the general decline seen in single-sex fee-paying schools, those topping the academic league tables still tend to be segregated girls’ schools and boys’ schools – at least up until Sixth Form. The North Bridge House Schools

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    Demonic Dramatics with Prep School performance of The Demon Headmaster

    20th March 2018

    From the pages of the Gillian Cross favourites to the stage of North Bridge House Prep, The Demon Headmaster never fails to excite and intrigue audiences. The title character, played here with convincing gusto, is a strange being with the powers of hypnosis and a desire to take over the world, as he believes it will be better under his regimented ruling. He has piercing

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    North Bridge House Schools Press for Progress this International Women's Day 2018

    9th March 2018

    This 2018, one hundred years since women won the vote and thus NBH Year of the Girl, International Women’s Day was bigger and better than ever at North Bridge House. From wearing purple to represent the campaign for gender equality, to paying tribute to the female role models in their lives, teachers and pupils across our five co-ed schools joined forces to celebrate female achievement

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    North Bridge House Names 2018 Its ‘Year of the Girl’

    6th March 2018

    With 2018 marking 100 years of votes for women, North Bridge House honours this centenary with a celebration of girls across its five vibrant co-educational North London campuses, naming 2018  'NBH Year of the Girl'. In line with International Women’s Day this week, the School has launched 'NBH Year of the Girl' with a specially designed badge and has committed to continue to do everything

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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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    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

    For more videos and content from the day, visit our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

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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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