Betteshanger, Deal, Kent CT14 0NW
10 reasons to choose Northbourne Park School
Northbourne Park School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 88. It is one of the best independent prep schools in Deal and one of the 5 best primary schools for 5 miles.
Northbourne Park School is an independent prep day and boarding school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 2 and 13 years. Boarding from Year 3 for the 30% of pupils who board. 55% are full boarders and 45% are weekly or flexi boarders. It is a Church of England school, open to all faiths and none. The school has a non-selective admissions policy. It is a standalone prep school, not tied to any one senior school. Day fees at Northbourne Park School range from £3,266 (Rec) to £6,221 per term (2023/24). Full boarding fees are £9,066 per term.
Average class size
Northbourne Park School has one class per year and an average class size of 20 pupils.
Destinations for Northbourne Park School leavers are one of 10 independent day and boarding schools at age 13 (75%) and local Kent grammar schools (25%) at age 11. Up to 50% of Year 8 leavers go to St Edmund’s Canterbury and King’s Canterbury. 50% of leavers at 13+ gain awards and scholarships..
The Northbourne Park School curriculum
School curriculum is based on the National Curriculum and the ISEB Common Entrance curriculum with some additions and variations. It also includes PSHE, French, Spanish. In addition to its UK curriculum the school also runs a French bilingual curriculum for the 50 French/Spanish children who spend a year or two at the school in Years 7 and 8. Each pupil may participate in over 10 different extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and residential trips from Year 3. Forest School for pre-prep pupils and outdoor adventure education for Years 3 to 8 in the Leadership Village every Saturday.
Specialist teachers for sport, music and languages throughout and for most subjects from Year 3.
Sport at Northbourne Park School
School offers over 15 different sports through the year, through both the curriculum and extra-curriculum. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Northbourne Park School
Art, music and drama are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils. All pupils learn an instrument in class and three-quarters take extra-curricular instrument lessons from Year 3. Choir (rehearses every day) and several instrument ensembles. Each pupil may participate in up to 10 different extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Wraparound care from 8.00am to 6.00pm. Minibus service.
Find another school near Northbourne Park School
Dover College (9.1 miles); St Lawrence College (11.6 miles); The King’s School Canterbury (15.4 miles).
Sir Roger Manwood’s School (4.1 miles); Duke of York’s Royal Military School (7.1 miles); Dover Grammar School for Girls (7.6 miles).