Welcome to Senior Canonbury.

At North Bridge House Senior Canonbury, we are on a constant journey of getting to know every student as an individual; because we understand that success is not just about academic achievement, but also about every child finding and realising their true personal potential.

From ages 11 to 18, we take a personalised approach to ensuring our students’ success, placing their needs and interests at the heart of school life. We deliver an academically rigorous, character-building education using research-informed teaching methods, which are differentiated to stretch and challenge every pupil within a supportive environment.

Our focus is on understanding the whole child, enriching their whole school experience, and promoting their wellbeing, to ensure that every pupil finds a direction in life that truly reflects their unique talents and personality – so they are set on a clear journey, to find their True North.

Knowing the individual.

We pride ourselves on really getting to know each individual child on their journey to becoming well-rounded people as well as academics, adopting a ‘high support, low pressure’ model to help every student achieve more than they believe possible.

Fostering academic excellence.

We are very proud of our impressive track record of GCSE and A Level results – celebrating 66% grades 7-9 at GCSE and 65% A*-A grades at A Level in 2021 – and the range of Oxbridge, Russell Group and renowned Arts and overseas institutions at which our students secure places.

Cultivating character and promoting wellbeing.

From our wide range of extra-curricular and enrichment opportunities to our focus on understanding pupils’ needs, we help develop each of our students into confident, well-rounded young adults, prepared to navigate their way in a globally competitive future.

Find Your True North.

We guide every child on their own unique path – watch this video to learn more.

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Facilities & Location

Prime North London location.

Close to Islington’s vibrant Upper Street and a stone’s throw from the leafy gardens of Canonbury Square, North Bridge House Senior Canonbury occupies a beautiful Grade II listed building surrounded by rich local heritage. From the literary and artistic greats who lived and worked in the area – including George Orwell, Evelyn Waugh and Samuel Phelps to name but a few – to the historical figures who settled in the adjacent Canonbury Tower – notably Sir Francis Bacon, Thomas Cromwell and Oliver Goldsmith, after whom our school Houses are named – our school environment is inspired by a wealth of educational history.

Over 500 years old, the school building has been beautifully restored to provide a unique schooling experience. Contemporary teaching facilities include specialist rooms for Art, Drama, Music and Science, bringing our broad and creative curriculum to life.

“GCSE class was fast paced, interactive and lively. Skill set already way beyond GCSE level and trusting rapport between teacher and pupils striking: no one was afraid to speak up or make a mistake – perfect language learning dynamics.”

– Good Schools Guide

OUR STAFF

Specialist teaching expertise.

Our specialist staff are at the forefront of understanding teens and how to enhance their academic performance. From research projects with UCL’s Institute of Education to guidance from experts on the adolescent brain, we tailor teaching methods to develop metacognition in our students, while shaping the school week around their body clock. In line with current findings regarding teen sleep, our student body benefit from a later midweek start, and Sixth Formers start later every day.

We are here to guide students on the journey from pre-teen to young adult, which is a unique experience for each and every individual. Our expert staff differentiate teaching and learning in order to maximise results for every pupil, while our pastoral team work hard to ensure we have happy children, empowered in every aspect of school life.

Begin your North Bridge House School journey.
Across six North London sites, from age 2 to 18 years, we will nurture your child’s potential; guiding every pupil as a unique and rounded individual.
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4 - 13 yrs old

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11 - 16 yrs old

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11 - 18 yrs old

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