For ease of reference, here is a check-list of key facts about life at NHP:
Life at NHP
Choosing where to educate your child is a crucial decision for every family
NHP is non-selective
We do not assess pupils academically prior to entry into Reception and we are mixed ability throughout the school.
NHP is co-educational
We believe in boys and girls being educated alongside each other and the benefits that this brings to everyone.
NHP is a split-site school
The children will journey through three purpose-built buildings during their time here, each with their own distinct character and atmosphere. Pupils transition from the Old Building (Lower School - Reception to Year 2) to the Jane Cameron Building (Middle School - Year 3 to 5) and on into the Portobello Green Building (Upper School - Year 6 to 8).
NHP believes in building firm foundations
We work with parents to identify a list of ideal senior schools for your child’s exit either at 11+ (Year 6) or 13+ (Year 8). We do not prepare children for the 7+ or 8+ exams, favouring firm foundations over exam technique in the early years of education.
NHP has a considered informal style
Starting a school from scratch has allowed us to reap the best ideas from education, past and present. NHP has a progressive spirit underpinned by traditional values such as morality and diligence.
NHP has a very strong sense of community
A close relationship between parents, school and the local community is a fundamental principle of our structure.