Providing a first class education...
Northbourne Park is a co-educational day and boarding school set in 100 acres of beautiful park and woodland in rural Kent, close to Canterbury and within easy reach of central London, Eurostar and Gatwick Airport.
We provide children with a first-class education focussing on the individual needs of every child, inspiring them to succeed across a wide range of learning experiences. We offer each child the freedom and space, together with countless opportunities, to grow in confidence and succeed.
From the Nursery and Pre-Prep through to the Prep School all our pupils gain confidence in their learning, and through inspirational teaching from dedicated staff, the pupils adapt well to an engaging and stimulating curriculum with a real sense of achievement. Although non-selective, we consistently achieve 100% pass rate in entrance examinations to top Independent Senior and local Grammar schools, LAMDA and the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. Many of our pupils gain scholarships to prestigious Senior Schools.
Northbourne Park’s unique Language Programme helps every child develop foreign languages in an integrated learning environment. French is introduced at 3yrs and we have a unique Bilingual programme for French pupils who join Years 7 and 8 studying the French academic curriculum. The result is a clear advantage when they move on to Senior Schools.
We are passionate about sport and through an excellent sports programme the pupils develop key skills and learn the importance of teamwork and leadership. There are many opportunities to try a variety of sports from the traditional to the more diverse such as archery and trampolining.
We nurture a love for all the Arts. Many pupils learn one or more instruments in our purpose-built Music suite. They have the opportunity to take part in the choir, band, orchestra, string and brass groups performing regularly within the school and the local area. Other opportunities include LAMDA lessons, regular drama productions and Public Speaking that ensure pupils are articulate and confident in their performances. Artistic talents are encouraged through a range of media including sculpture, costume design, film-making on iMacs and pottery.
Pupils are provided with a first-rate level of pastoral care in safe and nurturing surroundings with a real family atmosphere. Our welcoming boarding community provides a home-from-home environment and a continuous boarding service at weekends throughout the term. Boarders enjoy regular excursions and activities, and the accompanied services to London and Paris provide opportunities for weekends at home.
We provide the pupils with a fun and extensive programme of clubs that help develop their interests and skills in hobbies that can endure long into adult life. Love of the outdoors and respect for the environment begins in the Pre-Prep and develops through into the Prep School with fun physical adventures. Whether they are playing in the woods, camping out overnight or following our pioneering Outdoor Education Programme, children love Northbourne Park life.
The children are at the heart of everything we do and it is important to us that they learn with confidence and enjoy each and every day at school.
All prospective pupils are welcome. We offer bursaries and a wide range of scholarships. Sibling, HM Forces and Clergy discounts are generous and popular.
Northbourne Park School
Telephone: 01304 611215
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