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North Bridge House Nursery and Prep Schools

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North Bridge House Nursery and Prep Schools

Address: Nursery & Pre-Prep, 85-87 Fordwych Road, NW2 3TL | Nursery, 33 Fitzjohn’s Ave, NW3 5JY | Pre-Prep, 8 Netherhall Gardens, NW3 5RR | Prep, 1 Gloucester Ave, NW1 7AB
Number of Pupils: Nursery & Pre-Prep: 315; Prep: 400
Ages: 2–13
Fees: (yearly) £8,145 – £20,520
Head Teacher: Christine McLelland, James Stenning
Religious Affiliation: Non-denominational
Entrance Procedure: 
Families meet with the head teacher. For 7+ entry and above, there is also a maths and English assessment.
Contact: Admissions office; 020 7428 1520
[email protected]
School Visits: 
Open events held year round, check their website


Sensory, practical and social experiences inspire a love of learning during the most formative years of education. The EYFS curriculum includes specialist teaching in French, Italian, music, dance and PE, while progress-enhancing initiatives such as Philosophy and Forest School are also timetabled. At KS1, a range of subjects bring real-life issues such as BLM to the forefront and pupils delve into subject specific learning, including computing. The Prep School curriculum extends as far as Politics, Economics and Art History, and students are prepared for senior school entrance exams.

Games & The Arts

Sport is essential to pupil wellbeing and growth. Disciplines range from traditional track and field to more alternative fencing and street dance. The Nursery & Pre-Prep Schools have large garden playgrounds and Regent’s Park is the playground and home of sport at Prep. The arts are key to NBH’s curricular and extra-curricular offering with annual exhibitions, plays and concerts. NBH has five choirs, an orchestra and several brass bands, and pupils achieve highly in LAMDA.

Pastoral Care

With an embedded wellbeing programme and dedicated pastoral leads, the school promotes children’s personal and emotional growth. Staff are committed to cultivating character and nurturing confidence. There is a strong sense of community in the small tutor groups and the wider school. Happiness is key to successful learning and the results speak for themselves.

Recent Scholarships

Pupils are placed at leading senior schools with academic, art, music and sports scholarships.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

NBH provides an individually tailored co-education, celebrating high-achieving pupils in a mixed ability environment. With a strong focus on knowing the individual and developing strength of character, pupils achieve academic success. Specialist teaching and extra-curricular opportunities challenge and inspire children to fulfil their potential, while providing a foundation for their future studies and careers.

Outstanding Characteristics

All NBH pupils can transition from nursery to sixth form without entrance examination pressure. Early Years and KS1 results in English and maths exceed the national average by over 20 per cent. NBH Prep works closely with families to choose the right senior school for each child, and celebrates many scholarship offers.

See North Bridge House Senior School’s listing here.

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