We are delighted to announce that North Bridge House will be expanding to include a nursery and pre-prep school in West Hampstead in September 2020.

“As North Bridge House celebrates its 80th anniversary this coming academic year, we look forward to expanding the highly successful group in London,” says Stuart Rolland, Cognita’s CEO for Europe. “The curriculum and ethos at North Bridge House continues to thrive in London, to include now a new provision for families in West Hampstead.”

Building on North Bridge House’s commitment to provide successful independent, co-educational, and mixed ability schools, the school will mirror the well-established provision in existence across Hampstead, Islington and Regent’s Park. Head teacher Christine McLelland will oversee all three lower schools and aims for them to share the same balance of happiness and success, with excellent academic results, led by qualified teachers who are subject specialists and experts in EYFS and KS1 in every year group.

“We follow a holistic approach to children’s development, which means that the progress made in one area will positively impact on other areas,” says Mrs McLelland. “We focus on the individual child, developing the characteristics of effective learning and creative arts. Building on children’s interests and passions will be at the heart of the curriculum, as will fostering a genuine love of learning, leading to excellent academic outcomes.

Happiness is the key to successful learning – particularly in the formative years of education – and we are committed to providing children with an enjoyable learning experience,” concludes Mrs McLelland.