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NBH Prep Adds to Record of Outstanding Common Entrance Results

July 4, 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


North Bridge House Heads Inspire at Renowned Festival of Education

June 27, 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


NBH Prep pupil wins creative writing competition ahead of 1,400 entrants

June 9, 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


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 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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Another year of outstanding 11+ results for girls at NBH Prep

March 30, 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.


Shakespeare Stage Spectacular: What You Will

March 30, 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


Common Entrance: why should boys wait until 13+ to leave prep school?

March 22, 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


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 […]


Library Rewards Fill Classrooms Fast

November 15, 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 […]


Magic, Music & Matilda in the Prep’s Revolting Children

July 6, 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 […]


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 […]


Mr Bibby’s Head Teacher’s Blog

January 22, 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 […]


Spring 2016 Prep Positions of Responsibility Announced!

January 7, 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 […]


NBH Prep: Outstanding Inspection Report

December 14, 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 […]


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 […]


Year 7 Trip to the Frieze Art Fair

November 6, 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 […]


Pupil Account: Wear It Pink 2015

November 6, 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 […]


Pupil Account: Victorian Day 2015

November 5, 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 […]


Girls to Join Years 7 and 8 at NBH Prep School

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 […]


Mr Bibby’s Half-Term Blog Summer 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 […]


North Bridge House Prep’s Young Artists 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 […]


Girls’ PE and Games Blog – England Netball Player Visit

December 3, 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’ […]


Outstanding Results for North Bridge House Prep School

June 12, 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 […]


Year 4 PGL Camp 2014

May 30, 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 […]


Olympian comes to NBH Prep

May 14, 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 […]


Greetings from the PGL Base Camp

May 13, 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 […]