North Bridge House Prep School Regent's Park
1 Gloucester Avenue, London, NW1 7AB
020 7428 1520
Co-educational Day Preparatory
|Head of School||Mr Tom Le Tissier|
|Co-ed Age Range||7-13 years|
|Number of pupils||385|
|Day fees per annum||£20,193 - £21,855 per annum|
Occupying a grand former convent at the edge of Regent's Park, North Bridge House (NBH) Prep School has a longstanding reputation for providing a fully rounded education and achieving first-class results. Year after year, the school sees students gain entry to the top senior schools in the country, often with prestigious academic, art, drama, music and sport scholarships.
From the very start of their educational journey - in Reception - children benefit from specialist teaching in the Arts, languages and sport, while the school delivers a progressively knowledge-rich curriculum at each key stage, designed to stretch pupils further than in a junior school setting. The rich and varied academic programme is tailored to challenge and reward every pupil, ranging from Critical Thinking and Philosophy, Politics and Economics; to Latin and Mandarin.
Pupils are taught entirely by subject specialists from Year 5, while classes remain small to ensure teaching and learning is truly tailored to the individual.
The school is continually recognised not only for its academic excellence, but for its individualised approach to pupils' all-round development and wellbeing. 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." (School Inspection Service)
The school's focus on nurturing confidence and cultivating character ensures children are fully prepared for the next stage of their school career, benefiting from outstanding tuition and guidance for the various 11+ and 13+ senior school pathways.
NBH 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. Boys and girls have the option of the UK's leading destination schools, or a stress-free all-through education which does not compromise on academic excellence: Internal students are prioritised for places at the high-achieving NBH Senior Schools.
NBH Prep School is fully equipped with modern and specialist teaching facilities, including an art studio; soundproof music pods for one-to-one tuition, practice and recording; a stage-lit drama studio; an indoor gym; and science laboratories. In addition, pupils enjoy using the library in and out of class time, the integration of iPads and technology within lessons, and their own 1-2-1 school devices (which are provided from Year 3).
Sport is essential to NBH Prep School's focus on pupil wellbeing and personal development. PE and games sessions are held in the gym and at Regent's Park, which is home to the school's many sports fixtures. Rock-climbing takes places at a local sports club and winter cricket is played at Lord's. The school's extracurricular offering is broad, diverse and character-building, with a programme of over 40 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 promotes 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."
To find out more about the benefits of an NBH Prep School education, book a visit at northbridgehouse.com