North Bridge House Prep School Regent's Park
1 Gloucester Avenue, London, NW1 7AB
020 7428 1520
|Head of School||Mr James Stenning|
|Co-ed Age Range||7-13 years|
|Number of pupils||460|
|Day fees per annum||£20,520|
Occupying a grand former convent at the edge of Regent's Park, North Bridge House Prep School provides a high quality, all-round education for boys and girls.
The school is continually recognised for its academic excellence and on-going commitment to pupils. Awarded Outstanding in all areas of inspection, "A major strength of the school is the manner in which it consistently promotes the children's personal and emotional development."
The school's nurturing approach allows children to grow in confidence whilst receiving thorough academic preparation for the next stage of their school career. North Bridge House Prep School sees children accepted into both NBH Senior Schools as well as top senior schools in London and the UK, often with prestigious academic, music, sport, drama and art scholarships.
North Bridge House works closely with families to choose the right school for their child according to their individual strengths and interests, providing bespoke preparation for every path to success. Both boys and girls have the option to move onto NBH Senior Canonbury or NBH Senior Hampstead at Year 7, or take the necessary entrance exams to their first choice senior schools with outstanding tuition and guidance.
Boys may take the more traditional Common Entrance route and choose to stay at NBH Prep School until age 13, where they excel academically and gain a range of leadership skills, excellently prepared for both their next school and adult life.
Furthermore, North Bridge House Prep School provides 1-2-1 devices for all pupils, facilitating their learning both in school and at home. The school has proven highly successful at delivering a full online curriculum in periods of lockdown - together with wellbeing check-ins and parents' evenings - described by parents as going "above and beyond" and providing "excellent, inspirational teaching."
At North Bridge House Prep School, the rich and varied curriculum is tailored to challenge, stimulate and reward every pupil, ranging from Critical Thinking and Philosophy to Latin and Mandarin. The school aims to stretch pupils beyond a junior school curriculum and therefore equips children with more than just the basic understanding of a subject, setting them up for a successful academic career. Their inspection report describes the "quality of teaching as outstanding" with staff who "bring a lively enthusiasm to their teaching, which encourages and enthuses pupils in their learning."
Sport is essential to NBH Prep's focus on pupil wellbeing and personal development. PE and games sessions are held in the school gym and Regent’s Park, which is also the school's home ground for its many sporting fixtures. Pupils also benefit from rock-climbing at a local sports club and winter cricket at Lord's.
The school's extracurricular offering is broad, diverse and character-building, with activities ranging from music, art, and drama to chess, cookery, design technology, Spanish, ballet and street dance.
The school's inspection report also lauds the "outstanding leadership" and recognises pupils' exemplary behaviour, which "is founded on the high levels of mutual trust and respect between pupils and staff". NBH Prep School ensures excellent safeguarding of pupils, promoting happy, self-assured children who "make excellent progress in their learning and development and are extremely well prepared for the next stage of their education."
North Bridge House is proud to be recognised as one of London's most prestigious Prep Schools, and encourages families to visit the school at an open day to find out about the real benefits of a prep school education. Book at northbridgehouse.com/open.