Northbourne Park International Pupils

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For over twenty years, Northbourne Park has welcomed international pupils to this family school, to enjoy the challenges and excitements of English Prep school life, whilst learning their English and making lifelong friends. Our international community is one of our many strengths and our staff are expert at getting the very best out of all of our pupils whatever their nationality, culture and background.

Northbourne Park is a safe environment, surrounded by the natural beauty of the parkland and observing the highest security protocols at all times.

Admissions

International boys and girls join us between the ages of 7 and 13 years and join one of two programmes:

The English curriculum or the Section Francaise Bilingue. (SFB)

The English Curriculum.

Year 3-6

Bilingual International pupils in Years 3 to 6 (ages 7 -11) work alongside English pupils and follow the ‘Northbourne Park Syllabus’ which is an enhanced version of the UK’s National Curriculum.

Lessons are 35 minutes long and many are taught in double lessons.

Our small classes ensure that we can give the best individual attention to every child.

Subject No. lessons /week
English 6 -8
Maths 7-8
Science 4
French 4
Geography 2-3
History 2-3
ICT 2
Art 2
Music 2
R.S. 2
P.E. 2
Games 6
Spanish 2
P.S.H.E 1-2

Year 7 and 8.

In years 7 and 8 (ages 11-13), pupils progress in the same classes to the Common Entrance syllabus, which is the gateway to entry to top independent senior schools by examination at the end of Year 8.

Subject No. lessons /week
English 6
Maths 6
Science 4
French 4
Geography 4
History 4
ICT 3
Art 2
Music 2
R.S. 2
P.E. 2
Games 6
Spanish 2
P.S.H.E 1

Teaching English as Another Language (EAL)

Northbourne Park is an examination centre for the Cambridge ESOL courses including PET, KET and FCE and all children follow this course leading to examinations each summer at a level suitable to their proficiency. This incorporates reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, and, due to the integrate learning environment that NPS offers, the pupils make swift progress throughout the year.

The school also offers private English lessons if the children need a little more on-to-one support.

After Northbourne Park?

As free-standing independent school, we have well-established links with top senior schools both locally and nationally. 

In the past our pupils studying the English Syllabus have gone on often with major scholarships to:

King’s Canterbury,
Tonbridge,
Benenden,
St Edmund’s Canterbury

and other top senior schools, either locally or further afield.

Section Francaise Bilingue

Year 6e (Y7) and 5e (Y8)

Northbourne Park’s unique Bilingual Classes, the 6e and the 5e, allow French-speaking pupils to continue the French curriculum in dedicated classes for their CM2/6e and 5e years.

Lessons are 35 minutes long and although the SFB pupils follow the same timetable as the English pupils, they learn in separate classes taught by French nationals and by specialist teachers from the English Curriculum.

50% of the curriculum is taught in English to start with and this percentage builds up throughout the year.

Our small classes ensure that we can give the best individual attention to every child.

 

Subject No. Lessons/Week
English 8
Maths (CNED) 7
Science 4
French(CNED) 8
Geography 2
History 3
Art 2
Music 2
P.E. 2
Games 6
Spanish 2
P.S.H.E 1

The pupils are examined at the end of the year and receive an ‘Attestation de Passage’ from the Lyçée Français de Londres, which allows them to return seamlessly into the next year in the Continental Collèges / Lyçées.

Teaching English as Another Language (EAL)

Northbourne Park is an examination centre for the Cambridge ESOL courses including PET, KET and FCE and all children follow this course leading to examinations each summer in May at a level suitable to their proficiency. This incorporates reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, and, due to the integrated learning environment that NPS offers, the pupils make swift progress throughout the year.

The school also offers private English lessons if the children need a little more on-to-one support.

After Northbourne Park?

As free-standing independent school, we have well-established links with top Collèges / Lyçées and Bilingual Schools in France, Spain and Belgium. 

Our pupils leave with huge value added to their education and go on to be successful and independent learners.

In the past our pupils studying in La Section  Francaise Bilingue have gone on to amongst others:

Franklin,
La Tour,
St Dominique,
St Martin de France,
Passy-Buzenval,
Lavoisier,
Gerson,
Ecole Active Bilingue, et
Lyçées Français  de Londres, Madrid, Bruxelles et du Luxembourg.

If you are interested in hearing about last years examination results, please contact the school office.

 

 

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