Northbourne Park School A GSG School
- Northbourne Park School
- Head: Mr Sebastian Rees
- T 01304 611215
- F 01304 619020
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.northbournepark.com
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 3 to 13
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Kent
- Pupils: 140
- Religion: Church of England
- Fees: Day £8,598- 16,005; Boarding £18,789 - £23,040 pa
- Open days: October, February and May. Visitors welcomed all year.
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Set in 100 acres of parkland and woods in a large rambling Victorian house – a much-loved, happy place. Traditional values, a strong work ethic and a belief in and encouragement of service to the community. Not a grand school – great sense of informality and freedom with a cosy, family feel. Children are encouraged to climb trees and each...
What the school says...
One of England's leading prep schools, offering nursery, day and boarding facilities to girls and boys aged from 3-13. Set in 100 acres of beautiful park and woodland the school is within easy reach from central London, Kents Eurostar and Gatwick airport.
Northbourne Park has for many years introduced hundreds of children to the joys and challenges of school life, offering each child the freedom, space and countless opportunities to grow in confidence and succeed.
Although non-selective, Common Entrance exam is consistently achieved with 100% pass rate, with many pupils gaining scholarships to prestigious Senior Schools. We are passionate about Sport and nurture a love for the Creative Arts which, along with our much respected unique Outdoor Education and Bilingual Language Programmes, and the strengths in producing excellent young musicians, ensure every child can flourish.
In a safe and nurturing environment with a real family atmosphere, pupils receive first-class levels of pastoral care. The outstanding boarding facilities provide a home-from-home environment and a continuous boarding service at weekends throughout the term. Accompanied travel services to London also provide opportunities for weekends at home.
Whether they are playing in the woods, camping out, or following our pioneering Outdoor Education Programme, children love Northbourne Park life. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since September 2015, Sebastian Rees, previously head of Seaford College Prep in Sussex. He has also been assistant head at neighbouring Northbourne Primary School and director of studies at Junior King's School, Canterbury. Studied French at UCL; is also fluent in Spanish and worked in two Spanish schools earlier in his career. Coaches football, cricket and rugby.
Taster day and tests in English and maths. The head likes to meet the whole family where possible. Almost non-selective – can adapt the curriculum to suit a child with learning difficulties as long as they are not too severe. They look for children who will be happy at Northbourne and most children are of at least average ability. Usually spaces in most year groups.
Special Education Needs
Northbourne Park has a well established learning support department providing for SpLDs such as dyslexia and dyspraxia; ADHD/ADD; and giving general support according to children's needs, to any prospective pupil who meets our selection criteria. We have a few children with social communication disorders such as Asperger's Syndrome, and have developed a 'school friendly' approach to their care. We consider each child as an individual and look to provide individual programmes.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)||Y|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty||Y|
|VI - Visual Impairment|