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North Bridge House Sixth Form Canonbury students celebrate A Level achievements

August 17, 2017

Sixth Form students from North Bridge House Sixth Form Canonbury are celebrating another year of excellent A Level results with 57% A*- B grades. Yiwang Lim and Sama Aunallah gained a host of A* and A grades across a range of subjects. Yiwang, having now gained a place at first choice University of Bath to study Economics, achieved an A* in Economics and an A


Top tips to choose the best A-level subjects

August 16, 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. For the majority of 16 year olds, a


NBH Sister Schools Reach Out To Primary School in Malawi

August 10, 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. Working alongside local tradesmen to construct teacher houses, paint classrooms and improve the children’s dormitories,


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

August 7, 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. He says, “I wanted to set


Your Guide to Choosing the Right A-Levels and University

July 5, 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


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


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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Girls thriving at co-ed NBH Canonbury

March 31, 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


Spring Term Taste for Adventure

March 30, 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.


Canonbury’s Contemporary Comedy: The Queen Must Die

March 30, 2017

David Farr originally wrote THE QUEEN MUST DIE for the National Theatre’s Shell Connections series, which was commissioned for some of the most innovative modern-day playwrights around to write inspiring plays specifically for young performers. Our talented cast worked hard on the play as part of their Enrichment Programme, making it their own contemporary masterpiece by swapping Britney Spears for Taylor Swift and the papier-mâché statue of the Queen


‘An Inspector Calls’ for Arts on the Curriculum

February 8, 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 […]


North Bridge House Canonbury presents: The Queen Must Die

January 19, 2017

North Bridge House Canonbury warmly invites family, friends and members of the public to the School’s forthcoming production of THE QUEEN MUST DIE! On the eve of Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee celebrations, a fibre-glass statue of Her Royal Highness waits in a suburban living-room in preparation for the Jubilee […]


Latest production of Hamlet ‘pushes boundaries’ says A-Level student

January 10, 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 […]


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 […]


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

December 12, 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 […]


Guest Chilean Students Thrive at North Bridge House

December 5, 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 […]


Sixth Form Scholarship Opportunities

December 1, 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 […]


Talk Teens, Talk Digital at Free Parent Event

October 21, 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 […]


North Bridge House Canonbury Celebrate First A-Level Results

August 19, 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 […]


NBH Canonbury to Welcome Year 7 in 2017

June 10, 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 […]


Introducing: Outstanding Scholarship Programme

June 1, 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 […]


Malawi Fundraising Continues through National Garden Scheme

May 24, 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 […]


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 […]


Golden Performance from Canonbury Student Pirates

March 16, 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 […]


Head Jonathan Taylor on American Higher Education

February 24, 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, […]


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 […]


‘Teenagers and the School Day: What research tells us’

November 10, 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 […]


North Bridge House Senior School Canonbury: ‘Outstanding’ in All Areas

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 […]


Gold Duke of Edinburgh Practice Expedition

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 […]


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

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 […]


NBH Canonbury Wow with First School Play

March 27, 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 […]


Inspirational Kakenya Encourages Students To Follow Their Dreams

March 14, 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 […]


Trip to the Royal Veterinary College London

March 1, 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 […]


Year 12 Young Enterprise Students Impress Investors

December 3, 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 […]