The Year 7 and Year 8 experience

Academic benefits
  • The children develop their confidence by being the senior pupils in the school.They complete a two year programme designed to move into Year 9.
  • We provide a first-class preparation for children taking scholarships to senior schools with a very good track record.
  • We achieve very strong success in the exams from Year 8 to Year 9. This places the children in top sets when they move to the senior schools.
  • We invest a lot of time & effort into individuals, we know the children.
  • Modern Foreign language opportunities at NPS are incredibly strong. We are often told children are a year ahead when they move into Year 9.


  • The children take on roles of responsibility.
  • Opportunities to do full, weekly and flexi-boarding.
  • Everybody knows everybody at Northbourne Park.
  • Friendships with children from France, Spain and other countries often last a lifetime.

Sport and extra-curricular

  • More opportunity to be chosen for sports teams
  • Concerts and school plays
  • Fieldtrips
  • Residential trips
  • Pilgrimage to Canterbury
  • Nightwalk


To find out more about the benefits of Year 7 and 8 and our scholarship programme contact the admissions office.

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