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Northbourne Park Private School

Address: Betteshanger, Deal CT14 0NW, United Kingdom

Description Northbourne Park Private School

  • Year of foundation: 1936
  • Location: Kent, UK
  • Age of students: 3-13 years old
  • Number of students: 190 people
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of studying: private mixed schools
  • Accommodation type: full time, full / partial board.

School Northbourne Park accepts students of both genders aged 3 to 13 years. The main activity of the school is to prepare students for entering private and public schools at the age of 11, 13 years. Northbourne Park School is located in the Betteshanger estate, built in the 1800s on a 100 acre site. The school is surrounded by beautiful parks and forests. The advantage is a convenient location in a quiet place near Kent, Dila, Dover, Canterbury. The school serves as one of the best in the country for students of this age segment, a center of excellence in language teaching.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Northbourne Park Private School

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from 13 327 £ / term

Kindergarten - 3-5 years

Northbourne Park Kindergarten provides a happy, safe, stimulating environment in which students learn with the support of caring adults. At the stage of preparation for the start of education, the program covers seven areas of study:

  • Communication, language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social, emotional development
  • Literacy
  • Maths
  • The world
  • Fine art design.

At the beginning of each semester, the students, together with the teacher, draw up a work plan based on the interests of the students. The development of the program material is based on the study of a common theme: pirates, fairy tales, dinosaurs, space, transport.

Primary school - 5-7 years old

Students learn to read daily, practice reading individually and in groups, and develop spelling skills. The school offers a wide selection of books to meet the needs and preferences of each student. The second important block of study is mathematics: classes are held in small groups, taking into account individual characteristics. Science lessons are as closely related to the local environment as possible - many classes are held outdoors.

Prep school - 7–13 years old

Northbourne Park High School provides students with a rich educational experience, deep academic knowledge, and a high level of preparation for entering senior school at 11+ and 13+. The main thing for the school at each stage are the students, their careful development, disclosure of strengths, which will be an advantage when moving to the next stage of education.

05.07.2020 -26.07.2020
from 850 £ / week

Summer school - from 8 to 14 years old

Northbourne Park School invites international students to spend three summer weeks in an international language camp. Students aged 8-14 years old learn English in a friendly, caring environment in the landscaped Northbourne Park School. A rich program of courses includes learning English in the morning, extracurricular activities, and trips in the second.

Accommodation, housing and food

The Northbourne Park School has two student residences. A specially selected team of specialists provides responsive guidance and care for students living away from home.

The boys' residence is located in the main school building: the spacious lounges are equipped with the necessary equipment, board games. Girls hostel is located in a specially built boarding house. Girls sleep in dormitories of five or six people. The residence has amenities and recreation areas, and it is allowed to decorate private rooms at your discretion (posters, photos, toys).

Boarders are involved in a diverse program of activities that promotes the establishment of strong friendships, the development of personal skills that are useful for later life - independence, organization of life, integrity.

In the school canteen, students can choose from a wide range, including vegetarian dishes, hot and cold desserts, salads.

Events Northbourne Park Private School

Northbourne Park School organizes a large number of activities during the week to promote friendship, teamwork, and student communication: games, social events, discos, quizzes, outdoor activities. On weekends, the school organizes excursions, trips around the area. Students take part in sports events, matches with teams of preparatory, primary schools. Clubs for students hold a number of activities:

  • Badminton
  • Tennis
  • Pop lacrosse
  • Gymnastics
  • Netball
  • Swimming
  • Horseback riding
  • Golf
  • Instrumental music
  • Acting skills
  • Art.


The educational philosophy of Northbourne Park is simple and successful: if a student receives support, care, then he works hard, learns, participates in a wide range of stimulating extracurricular activities, and makes a great contribution to the school community.

Part of the students completes their studies in Northbourne at 11 years of age to enroll in local gymnasiums, part of them passes entrance examinations at senior independent schools. Every year since the foundation, 100% of graduates collect points necessary for entering the next level of school, many of the students receive scholarships due to the high level of academic knowledge. More often than others, Northbourne Park graduates go to Canterbury Kings School, St. Edmunds Canterbury, Benden, Kent College, Amplefort, Tonbridge, Waldingham, Dover College, Cranbrook and Sir Roger Manwood High School.

Equipment Northbourne Park Private School

The school’s extensive grounds (100 acres), playgrounds, and gymnasium provide an excellent opportunity for students to enjoy various indoor and outdoor sports. The school has an indoor pool, golf courses, horse riding, and studios for creative disciplines and workshops.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Dates of the summer school:

  • Week 1 - July 7-14
  • Week 2 - July 14-21
  • Week 3 - July 21-28.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

  • Those wishing to enroll in the Northbourne Park School send an application, receive a demo and an invitation to visit the school.
  • After the excursion, an informal meeting with the school principal is held.
  • Parents / guardians provide a statement of grades from a previous school.
  • A student spends one day at school to meet life in person at Northbourne Park.
  • Students entering the program with the study of French, pass entrance exams in mathematics and French.
  • Potential students coming from outside the EU will need a Tier 4 visa, school report, language exam results.

Scholarships Northbourne Park Private School

Northbourne Park School awards scholarships for special abilities in academic work, sports, music and art - students can begin to receive them, starting from the 2nd year of study.

In addition, the school offers scholarships to families in need of assistance to pay for semester or annual fees. The process of applying for scholarships is fast and confidential, the amount of assistance is determined individually.

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Recommendations on when to apply

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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