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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: 465
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 the Prep school there is also a maths and English assessment.
Contact: Admissions office; 020 7428 1520
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School Visits: 
Open events are held throughout the year. Please check our website for more details:


Sensory, practical and social experiences inspire a love of learning during NBH pupils’ formative years. The EYFS curriculum includes specialist teaching in French, music and dance – with a resident storyteller – encouraging confident and creative expression. Outdoor curriculum continuation accelerates student growth and development of critical thinking skills. Throughout the pre-prep and prep school, pupils delve into subject specific areas – including computing, languages (Italian, Latin, Mandarin, Spanish) and sport – and prepare for senior school entrance examinations.

Games & The Arts

Sport is essential to pupil wellbeing and development. Disciplines range from traditional track and field to more contemporary yoga and street dance. Regent’s Park is the school’s playground, which hosts sporting fixtures. The arts are key to both the curricular and extra-curricular offering with exhibitions, plays and concerts. The school boasts five choirs, an orchestra, and several brass bands, and pupils achieve highly in LAMDA.

Pastoral Care

From timetabled Philosophy and Forest School to vegetable planting and school pets, the school consistently promotes children’s personal and emotional development. All staff are committed to cultivating character and nurturing confidence, and pupils thrive on a strong sense of belonging and security within the small tutor groups and warm community. Happiness is the key to successful learning and the impressive 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 a tailored co-education, celebrating high-achieving pupils in a mixed ability environment. Knowing the individual and developing strength of character, allows pupils to achieve academic success. With specialist teaching and extra-curricular opportunities, we challenge children to fulfil their true potential, providing a foundation for their future studies, careers and lives.

Outstanding Characteristics

All NBH pupils can transition from Nursery through to Sixth Form without the pressure of entrance exams while focusing on personal development. KS1 pupils perform in the top 5% of the country for English and maths. NBH works closely with families to choose the right school for their child according to their individual strengths and interests.


See North Bridge House Senior School’s listing here.

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