Northbourne Park School is a day & boarding school for 2 - 13 year olds in Kent

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Every day at the Pre-Prep is an adventure and a chance for all the children to develop their curiosity for learning. Supported by an incredible team of Class Teachers and Teaching Assistants, the children have access to a wide range of activities and classes both indoors and outside all in a safe environment. The buzz of activity and smiling faces just goes to show how much our children gain in these formative years from Nursery all the way up to Year 2, ready for that transition into the Prep School.


There is something quite unique about independent prep schools and Northbourne Park is no exception. With our extensive grounds, up-to-date facilities and engaging programmes of study, the children in the Prep School never have a dull moment. Their learning is engaging and interactive, supported by a team of experienced teachers and boarding staff. This is education at its best.


Boarding at Northbourne Park is an integral part of our community. This is a boarding community that never closes term time giving children the opportunity to enjoy the facilities at the weekends and be fully immersed in the life of the school. The pastoral care is excellent, giving children that sense of home from home. We have a mix of children from the UK as well as overseas in our boarding houses and many day children do flexi-boarding to join in the fun after school.


Learn it, Live it, Love it

Headmaster’s Welcome

Mark Hammond

Headmaster - BA(Hons), PGCE, MA

Welcome to the Northbourne Park School!

From the outstanding Nursery and Pre-Prep right through to the Prep School, Northbourne Park School is an environment where each and every child can flourish and enjoy their days at school. Our pupils gain confidence in their learning through inspirational teaching and an engaging curriculum. Every child makes the best progress possible in their academic development. We consistently achieve 100% pass rate in the senior exams and our pupils frequently gain a range of scholarships to senior schools.

We are passionate about sport and aim to give every child the opportunity to develop skills in a wide range of team and individual sports.

Creativity also plays a large part in life at our school. All the pupils are encouraged to play a musical instrument or join the choir as well as to take part in drama productions and public speaking. We also encourage creativity through activities including sculpture, costume design, film-making on iMacs and pottery.

We offer a first-class level of pastoral care. This is a safe and nurturing environment with a real family atmosphere. Our outstanding boarding facility provides home-from-home care for both UK and overseas boarders.

The pupils enjoy an extensive programme of afternoon clubs that help develop interests and skills. 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, including our engaging outdoor education programme.

We aim to provide a complete package of learning and activities that brings out the best in the children and lights up their imagination.

We are very proud of our community and all that our pupils achieve. A visit to the school will show you what makes it so special.

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