Welcome to North Bridge House Senior Canonbury
School in London, England
We regularly welcome students from many different countries into our school community. International families choose North Bridge House School because of our commitment to academic excellence, character development, global perspective and British values, as well as our excellent exam results and strong focus on pupil wellbeing. Steeped in history, our Canonbury location draws upon its famous intellectual associations and Tudor heritage, providing a quaint setting for its progressive curriculum just a short walk from Islington’s vibrant Upper Street. With bespoke Sixth Form facilities and specialist A Level teaching, we offer a seamless transition from GSCE to A Levels, complete with extensive university preparation and careers support.
If you are ready to apply, please click here or explore the categories below to find out more about applying to North Bridge House School as an international student.
We would love for you to join us at an open day or arrange a private tour so you can discover what being a student at North Bridge House School is like. We are currently running virtual open events which are accessible from anywhere around the world.
You can book onto a virtual open event, or a tour, as well as request a prospectus here.
The International Recruitment Team is happy to assist you remotely and will be on hand by telephone or email to answer any questions that you may have prior to making arrangements for your child’s admission.
Email us at: International.firstname.lastname@example.org
We can offer you support if you wish to make an application to North Bridge House School, including accommodation and visa assistance. We are also happy to receive applications from student recruitment agents working on behalf of international families.
As a part of the Cognita group of schools, which holds a group Tier 4 Sponsorship Licence, we are happy to arrange Tier 4 visa sponsorship for students who require this and meet the criteria and support you throughout the process. If you are unsure whether you need Tier 4 visa sponsorship, we recommend taking the UK Visas questionnaire to establish the correct visa for you.
International Fees for Academic Year 2020/21
|School Year||Termly Fee|
|Year 7 - Year 11||£6,410.00|
|Year 12 - Year 13||£6,800.00|
To secure a place, international students should have good English language skills and evidence of having performed well at their previous school(s). Once we have confirmed we have space in the year group you require, we will invite you to an interview with the headteacher or their representative. If you are offered a place, you’ll need to confirm acceptance in writing and by paying a deposit.
All potential candidates for GCSE will be assessed through interview and written examination. Grades and references from previous academic establishments will also be considered when deciding about your suitability for a place at North Bridge House School.
To study the GCSE programme, you will need to demonstrate an English language level equivalent to the following:
- IELTS 5
- CEFR B2
Pre A Level/A Level students:
All potential candidates for Pre A Level and A Level will be assessed through interview and written examination. Grades and references from previous academic establishments will also be considered when deciding about your suitability for a place at North Bridge House School.
To qualify for the A level programme, you will need to demonstrate an English language level equivalent to the following:
- IELTS 5.5
- CEFR B2
Students enrolled on an A level course are accepted on the strict understanding that progress will be reviewed at key stages including the end of the first half of term. The School reserves the right to require a longer probationary period, or a change of course entirely, following that review.
North Bridge House School works very closely with accredited guardianship agencies, who undertake stringent vetting of host families to ensure that international students are matched with hosts offering the most friendly, safe and comfortable ‘home from home’ environments in which they can both relax and study successfully.
Each student will be given the use of a single or twin study bedroom. Bathroom facilities are usually shared. Host family expenses include accommodation, breakfast and evening meals during the week, and breakfast, lunch and an evening meal over the weekends and during the holidays. A laundry service (excluding dry cleaning) is also included.
Additional full board accommodation over the holiday periods (Christmas, Easter and Summer) will incur additional weekly charges.