North Bridge House is a co-educational independent day school with six North London sites.
Across all sites, we nurture confidence and academic success, preparing pupils for the future in our warm and friendly environment, which ranges from ages 2 to 18 years.
North Bridge House Nursery and Pre-Preparatory Schools
Across our Hampstead and West Hampstead Nursery and Prep-Prep sites, Nursery and Pre-Reception year groups are the main intake points, with children joining us between the ages of 2 and 3-years-old. Reception (4+) places are also available in limited capacity, with current pupils naturally progressing through the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and onto Key Stage 1. Here, children are prepared for guaranteed entry to our high-achieving Prep School in Regent’s Park – without the pressure of 7+ exams.
North Bridge House Preparatory School
At North Bridge House Prep School, we welcome both new and existing pupils at 4+ and 7+, educating pupils according to their individual abilities and aspirations. In preparing for the next stage of their education, pupils can choose to take various routes through the Prep School, and families are carefully advised on the best route and subsequent Senior School for their child.
Route 1: 11+ and Common Entrance
In keeping with the various entry points to the UK’s leading senior school destinations, we prepare girls for the 11+ examination and boys for the Common Pre-Test or Common Entrance process. We are renowned for the outstanding results our pupils achieve in these external examinations, gaining entry to their first choice senior schools often with prestigious scholarship awards. Destinations include some of the best Senior Schools in London and the UK, such as North London Collegiate, South Hampstead, Channing, City of London, Westminster, Mill Hill, UCS and St. Paul’s.
North Bridge House Senior Schools and Sixth Form
An increasing number of Prep School pupils choose to progress their education at North Bridge House, where both boys and girls are welcomed, upon reference from the headteacher, to our popular Senior School sites.
We prioritise our Prep School children for places at either North Bridge House Senior Hampstead or North Bridge House Senior Canonbury, depending on their preference, and thus provide the ideal opportunity for students to complete their education without the added pressure of external entrance exams.
Route 2: North Bridge House Senior School (11+)
Both current and external students can join our Senior School in Hampstead at age 11 (Year 7), where they leave at the end of Year 11. With impressive GCSE results, students either continue onto our Sixth Form at North Bridge House Canonbury or join a number of other successful Sixth Forms.
Route 3: North Bridge House Senior Canonbury (11+ and 16+)
Current and external students join Year 7 at our Senior School & Sixth Form in Canonbury, leaving at the end of Year 13 having completed their A-Levels.
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