Northbourne Park is a co-educational day and boarding school for children aged Nursery-13, set in over 100 acres of beautiful parkland and woods in rural Kent, close to Canterbury and within easy reach of central London, Eurostar and Gatwick Airport.
Northbourne Park provides children with first-class education focusing on the individual needs of every child, inspiring them to succeed across a wide range of learning experiences. We are a school that offers each child freedom and space, together with countless opportunities to grow in confidence and succeed.
We consistently achieve 100% pass rate in entrance examinations to top Independent Senior Schools (Common entrance), London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) with many of our pupils gaining scholarships.
We are passionate about sport and through an excellent sports programme pupils develop key skills and learn the importance of teamwork and leadership.
The school’s unique Language Programme helps every child develop foreign languages in an integrated learning environment, and we have a unique Bilingual programme for French pupils who join years 7 and 8 and studying the French academic curriculum (6eme-5eme).
We nurture a love for the Arts. Many pupils learn one or more musical instrument and can participate in the choir, band, orchestra, string and brass groups that all perform regularly within the school and the local area.
Other opportunities include LAMDA lessons, drama productions and Public Speaking that ensure the pupils are articulate and confident in their performances. Artistic talents are encouraged through a range of media including sculpture, costume design and film-making on iMacs.
Pupils enjoy a fun and extensive programme of afternoon clubs that helps develop their interest and skills in hobbies. 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. Pupils love playing in the woods, Forest School, camping out overnight and following our pioneering Outdoor Education Programme.
Pupils receive first-rate levels of pastoral care in safe and nurturing surroundings. Our boarding facilities provide a home-from-home environment with continuous boarding services at weekends throughout the term. Accompanied travel services to London and Paris offers opportunities for weekends at home.
Northbourne Park School holds Tier 4 Status for non-European pupils requiring visas under the UK Visa and Immigration Service scheme.
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.
|Number of pupils:||144|
|Number of boarders:||40|
|Journey from London by car:||90 minutes|
|Journey from Eurotunnel and Eurostar:||30 minutes|
|Journey from Ashford International Train Station:||30 minutes|
|Journey from Dover Ferry Ports:||10 minutes|
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