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    North Bridge House Students Perform in North London Music Festival at the Union Chapel

    8th May 2018

    20 schools sing together at Islington's Union Chapel On Thursday 3 May, North Bridge House Senior Canonbury students were proud to be among the 500 children from 18 schools across north London and beyond at the Independent Schools Association Music Festival. North Bridge House singers from Years 7, 9 and 10 took to the stage at the Union Chapel in Islington to sing alongside the

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    Mandarin students swap their classroom for China

    27th April 2018

    With Mandarin being a popular and high performing subject at North Bridge House Senior Canonbury, come Easter it was time for students from Years 9, 10 and 12 to put their classroom learning into context. Fifteen GCSE and A-Level students and three members of staff ventured to China for eight days of eating, speaking and embracing Chinese. The action packed week began in the capital

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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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    Ditch the Highlighters: Sixth Form Headteacher’s Top Tips for A-Level Revision

    24th April 2018

    With A-Level exams looming, North Bridge House Collegiate Headteacher and Head of North Bridge House Senior Canonbury shares his top tips for that all-important revision, and how his school have advised Sixth Form students to listen to their teachers, not their headphones. Revision strategies and advice have remained stubbornly similar to when I began my teaching career at the start of the 21st century. This

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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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    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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    NBH Canonbury research into students' working memory with the University of York

    2nd February 2018

    As part of our ongoing work to understand teens - their academic and personal needs according to the brain’s changes during adolescence – and thus enhance their well-being and academic success, North Bridge House Canonbury is currently working the University of York’s Psychology department to ascertain the impact of distraction on working memory. This week, four PhD students from the university came to collect data from

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    NBH Canonbury presents Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors

    18th January 2018

    North Bridge House Senior Canonbury warmly invites you to this year’s school production; laugh yourself out of the January blues with William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors. Specially adapted and abridged for NBH Canonbury, the school's fourth annual production promises to be an exciting, fast-paced and entertaining evening’s theatre. Performances Wednesday 31st January and Thursday 1st February 2017, 7pm One of Shakespeare’s most famous comedies, the plot concerns

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    New York 2017: An action-packed itinerary in the Big Apple!

    29th November 2017

    Twenty-three Senior Canonbury students enjoyed a very special trip to New York, planned specifically for those studying the arts at GCSE or A-level. The trip was led by Mr Stroud, Head of Art; Mrs Parks, Head of Drama and Theatre Studies; and Mr Murray, Head of Music. On Thursday 19 October, Year 10, 11 and 12 students met at school for a couple of morning

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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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    European Day of Languages: another reason to celebrate MFL at North Bridge House

    26th September 2017

    The national decline in A-level MFL entries is not stopping North Bridge House from celebrating impressive GCSE results and exciting times ahead for language students Across the country schools have seen their MFL departments increasingly neglected at A-level.

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    NBH students celebrate GCSE achievements with impressive number of new top 9 grades

    24th August 2017

    Students from North Bridge House Senior Hampstead and Senior Canonbury are together celebrating excellent GCSE results with an impressive total of 21 new top Grade 9s across Maths, English Language and English Literature – 8% of all NBH grades in these subjects, compared to 2.9% nationally. One student achieved three 9s – one of only 2,000 students in England! NBH Hampstead: 53% of students gain 7,

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    North Bridge House Sixth Form Canonbury students celebrate A Level achievements

    17th August 2017

    Pupils at North Bridge House Canonbury celebrate A Level results and university offers Sixth Form students from North Bridge House Canonbury are celebrating another year of excellent A Level results with 57% A*- B grades. The young Sixth Form's second set of results see an impressive Advanced Level Information System (ALIS) Value-Added score of 0.3 for another year running, meaning many students have gained a

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    Top tips to choose the best A-level subjects

    16th August 2017

    With A-level results about to land, there is just one week until GCSE outcomes and the making of many new Sixth Form students. Institution and subject preferences may be swayed by GCSE grades higher or lower than expected, so North Bridge House Canonbury’s assistant headteacher, Dan MacPherson, offers advice to sixth form candidates looking towards A-Level studies.

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    NBH Sister Schools Reach Out To Primary School in Malawi

    10th August 2017

    For 16 Year 11 students from across our two North Bridge House Senior Schools in Hampstead and Canonbury, the hard graft continued into the summer holidays as they swapped pens for shovels in a bid to transform the Dzalanyama Primary School in Malawi, and thus the lives of its children.

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    North Bridge House teacher selected to lead Chartered College of Teaching Languages Network

    7th August 2017

    The Chartered College of Teaching (CCT) has launched its Chartered College network programme to bring together educators to work on issues of direct concern to classroom practice. Dan MacPherson, Head of Modern Languages and Assistant Head Teacher at North Bridge House Senior School & Sixth Form Canonbury, has been selected to lead the UK Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) network.

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    Your Guide to Choosing the Right A-Levels and University

    5th July 2017

    Choosing A-Level subjects and which universities to apply to can be tricky, so NBH Canonbury teacher advises pupils to take it one step at a time. How should students embarking on their A-Levels decide which subjects to take in order to achieve their future goals? The key is to take one step at a time says Dan MacPhearson, Head of Modern Foreign Languages and Senior Leadership

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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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    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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    Girls thriving at co-ed NBH Canonbury

    31st March 2017

    At North Bridge House Canonbury, we set students up for academic success by engaging them from the moment they join us, sustaining enthusiasm through a broad and stimulating curriculum and, most importantly, outstanding teaching. Schools are under such pressure to deliver exam results that they often invest their time and efforts in Years 10 and above, leaving the earlier years - albeit unintentionally - neglected. However, our

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    Spring Term Taste for Adventure

    30th March 2017

    A taste for adventure in cold climates has seen North Bridge House Senior and Sixth Form students venture to some truly sublime and inspirational destinations this term. Senior Hampstead pupils have wowed us with their tales of scaling ice walls, whilst our Canonbury students took to their skis for some thrilling Alpine action in Austria.

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    'An Inspector Calls' for Arts on the Curriculum

    8th February 2017

    The importance of the Arts The Arts have always been important to those who value creativity but perhaps less so to those with a stereotypically more academic focus. At North Bridge House,  the Arts are not just popular with those drama, theatre, art and photography students but throughout our student body, contributing [...]

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    Latest production of Hamlet 'pushes boundaries' says A-Level student

    10th January 2017

      During the Christmas holidays, English Literature A-Level students went to see the Flute Theatre’s production of Hamlet at Trafalgar Studios in London. Year 13’s Sydney Evans reviews the experience. Despite the tiny cast in the Flute Theatre’s adaptation of Hamlet, director Kelly Hunter does not hold back when it [...]

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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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    Student Review of the National Youth Theatre's Romeo & Juliet

    12th December 2016

    Year 10 English Trip As part of their GCSE English Literature studies, North Bridge House Senior students are encouraged to develop their critical analysis skills and consider varying perspectives on classic and modern texts. Shakespeare's tragic tale of Romeo and Juliet is renowned for its many adaptations, which continue to [...]

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    Guest Chilean Students Thrive at North Bridge House

    5th December 2016

    Picture: North Bridge House and Chilean students team-building in group social Chilean exchange students experience London life with NBH pupils The first term of the 2016-17 academic year has been extra special for North Bridge House Senior Schools, who have been joined by 20 Chilean students across their two North London [...]

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    Sixth Form Scholarship Opportunities

    1st December 2016

    Dedicate your 2017/2018 to an ‘Outstanding’ education and improved A-Level results North Bridge House Senior & Sixth Form Canonbury, Islington's first and only independent senior school, is inviting applicants for scholarships up to 100% to join us in Year 12, September 2017. With sought-after Academic and Performing Arts awards open for application, we welcome candidates to register and try [...]

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    Talk Teens, Talk Digital at Free Parent Event

    21st October 2016

    Having once ridden the emotional rollercoaster that is adolescence, modern day parents are expected to empathise with their tormented teens and yet find themselves in equally as turbulent and unknown territory. Teenagers of today are the first generation to experience adolescence online and for the alienated parent, this limitless landscape [...]

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    North Bridge House Canonbury Celebrate First A-Level Results

    19th August 2016

    As students, schools, friends and families share A-Level results across the country, the occasion marks a profound milestone and even greater celebration for North Bridge House Canonbury Senior School & Sixth Form. Two academic years after opening, we now have our very first set of A-Level results, which represent our [...]

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    NBH Canonbury to Welcome Year 7 in 2017

    10th June 2016

    From Islington's neglected Tudor manor to ‘Outstanding’ senior school and sixth form, North Bridge House Canonbury is continuing its success story with the addition of Year 7 from September 2017. To celebrate our second anniversary, we will become Islington’s first all-through independent senior school and sixth form for boys and [...]

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    Introducing: Outstanding Scholarship Programme

    1st June 2016

    An 'Outstanding' education made affordable To extend on our individualised approach to outstanding student achievement at North Bridge House Canonbury, we are delighted to offer a generous range of scholarships from Year 9 to Sixth Form - with up to 100% off fees for exceptional students. We focus on growing each [...]

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    Malawi Fundraising Continues through National Garden Scheme

    24th May 2016

    On Sunday 22nd May, North Bridge House Canonbury opened its leafy grounds to the public as part of the National Garden Scheme. Alongside neighbour Canonbury House, the 16th Century Grade II listed building welcomed over 100 visitors to its front garden, where students served refreshments surrounded by trees over 200 [...]

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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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    Golden Performance from Canonbury Student Pirates

    16th March 2016

    Last night, talented North Bridge House Canonbury students took to the stage of the school’s treasure trove, the King Edward’s Hall for their opening performance of The Pirates of Penzance. Catch their “heartie” performance again tonight, 16th March 2016 at 7pm. The Pirates Of Penzance first opened at the Fifth [...]

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    Head Jonathan Taylor on American Higher Education

    24th February 2016

    At North Bridge House, we aim to deliver an education in which individual talent can be discovered, nurtured and honed. With a dynamic mix of academic and creative minds, we realise that our students are destined for different successes, to which there’s a variety of paths they can take. Jonathan Taylor, [...]

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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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    'Teenagers and the School Day: What research tells us'

    10th November 2015

    As part of our commitment to understanding teens at North Bridge House Senior School & Sixth Form Canonbury, we were very pleased to welcome Dr Paul Kelley - the man behind the research into teen sleep-  on 25th November 2015. North Bridge House Canonbury's Headteacher, Jonathan Taylor, invited Dr Kelley from Oxford [...]

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    North Bridge House Senior School Canonbury: 'Outstanding' in All Areas

    12th October 2015

    We are absolutely delighted that North Bridge House Canonbury has been awarded ‘Outstanding’ for its Senior School and Sixth Form provision following the Ofsted inspection in May 2015. Having only recently opened in September 2014, Ofsted’s report reflects how much the school has already achieved as Islington’s first independent senior [...]

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    Gold Duke of Edinburgh Practice Expedition

    10th October 2015

    On Thursday 25th June, a group of six Year 12 pupils from NBH Canonbury ventured to the Lake District, accompanied by Mr Stenning and Ms Hands, to undertake their Gold Duke of Edinburgh practice expedition, which they had been planning for a number of months in their after school DofE [...]

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    A Bright Future for North Bridge House Canonbury Students Collecting AS Results

    7th August 2015

    Less than twelve months after opening, North Bridge House Senior School & Sixth Form Canonbury is delighted to have seen some impressive achievements in its AS exam results today with over 70% of pupils gaining at least a grade higher than predicted after GCSE*. After the School’s recent ‘Outstanding’ Oftsed [...]

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    NBH Canonbury Wow with First School Play

    27th March 2015

    Last week, students at our North Bridge House Canonbury campus took to the stage of the King Edward’s Hall for the Senior School and Sixth Form’s very first drama production. Gracing the hall with its first performance since 2003, the founding cohort of Year 9 and 12 students impressed and [...]

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    Inspirational Kakenya Encourages Students To Follow Their Dreams

    14th March 2015

    Among the many inspirational guest speakers to visit our North London school group, we were honoured to welcome Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya, founder of the Kakenya Center for Excellence (KCE), to our Islington based North Bridge House Senior School & Sixth Form Canonbury. Kakenya's non-profit organisation provides the most vulnerable and underprivileged girls in Kenya with a quality education [...]

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    Trip to the Royal Veterinary College London

    1st March 2015

    On Wednesday, 25th February some of the Year 9 students at NBH Canonbury attended the Royal Veterinary College’s secondary school outreach programme, 'Afternoon Anatomy'. Over the course of the afternoon, our students examined the extensive collection of specimens in the RVC's Anatomy Museum and enjoyed a hands-on experience with the [...]

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    Year 12 Young Enterprise Students Impress Investors

    3rd December 2014

    As part of the Young Enterprise “Company Programme”, Year 12 students at North Bridge House Canonbury have set up their own firm which they are running for the year with the guidance of a business volunteer. This is a real hands-on experience for the Sixth Formers who have been responsible [...]

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