Wellbeing & Support

We are by their side, every step of the way.

At North Bridge House we are committed to educating the ‘whole’ child and we pride ourselves on our integrated vision for our pupils’ education and wellbeing. Our pastoral and academic provisions go hand-in-hand; all staff are approachable, informed and actively committed to creating a fully supportive learning environment, which builds a sense of connectedness, focus and purpose for each and every individual.

We always aim to work in conjunction with parents and guardians to build strong links between home and school, and this starts at the very beginning of your journey with us.

Pupil wellbeing is at the heart of all we do.
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We provide a smooth transition.

We know that a stress-free education is a vital component in getting the best out of children, so we have put in place a few simple measures to help with this. It starts straightaway as new joiners are assessed, rather than tested. We also remove the challenge of entrance exams for pupils moving from one NBH school to the next. Our goal is to ease unnecessary pressures from every pupil’s academic journey.

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We talk to the experts.

Our staff are experts in tailoring their approach to the stages of child development and the varying needs of pupils as they journey from early childhood to young adult. We use evidence-based research to understand our pupils better and how to support their personal development in the most effective way.

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We develop the skills to deal with adversity.

Academic success is inextricably linked with physical and mental wellbeing, so every educational opportunity is one to instil the skills which aid our students’ wellbeing. From timetabled Forest School trips at our Nursery & Pre-Prep Schools, to residential PGL (Activity Adventure Trips) and bushcraft trips at our Prep and Senior Schools, we connect with nature throughout our curriculum. This is a proven way to reduce anxiety, initiate friendships, enhance self-confidence and develop a hands-on approach to learning, developing the resilience to thrive inside and outside of the classroom.

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We ensure that pastoral needs are met.

The health and happiness of our pupils is very much at the forefront of education and each of our schools promote wellbeing at an age-appropriate level. Our child-centred approach to learning is established from the outset at NBH, with our Philosophy for Children programme. This encourages pupils to recognise and talk about big ideas, while developing their self-awareness. Golden emails continue to open dialogue between the school and home and recognise children for their social and emotional development. And at West Hampstead, our wellbeing dog receives a personal walk from the Star of the Week.

``A deeply happy school… a place where pupils matter as individuals, and differences are celebrated.``

– The Good Schools Guide

Happy children learn best.

There are many demands and stresses on young people as they navigate their way on the, not always smooth, journey from pre-teen to young adult, and we are here to guide, advise, encourage and support them.

We passionately believe that pastoral support is every bit the equal of academic provision, and is integral to the warm relationships, celebration of the individual and close-knit community here at North Bridge House. Our children leave us as confident, compassionate, and thoughtful individuals, ready to face new challenges with determination.

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