What better way to start a new academic year than to hold an Olympiad.  On Saturday all the children at Northbourne Park School took part in this annual event.  It is a great opportunity for all the children old and new to work together and make new friends.

This was the 11th Olympiad and is always the first Inter-House trophy up for grabs in the school calendar.  The event is always eagerly anticipated and the school was buzzing with great excitement as the children represented one of the four school houses; Drake, Marlborough, Nelson or Wellington.

As always, the children took part in a wide range of activities: Welly Throwing, a Maths Quiz, Science Challenge, Design & Technology, Hit Ball, Netball Shooting, Outdoor Challenge, Poetry Writing, and a Languages Challenge.  After a keenly contested and terrific morning of competition, the winning house this year was Nelson.  Congratulations go to all the competitors – a truly wonderful team effort.

Craig Riley, Director of Sports said:  “It is always superb to see how each child forms a mutual bond and is able to bridge gaps regardless of age or culture, in order to achieve great success with a team environment.  As in the past, this was a wonderful morning of Inter-House competition, with each individual having the opportunity to contribute towards House spirit and learning what it is to work as a community.”

Northbourne Park School is an independent co-educational day and boarding preparatory school for children aged 3 – 13 years.  Northbourne Park aims to develop articulate, confident and happy children, inspiring in every child the confidence to succeed. Northbourne Park School has an excellent record of academic success supported by a renowned emphasis on developing other skills (modern languages, sport, music and leadership activities) that equip children for success later in life.

Situated in the beautiful Betteshanger estate, the school is set in more than 100 acres of parkland and woods.  Close to Canterbury, Kent’s ferry ports, 1hr from London and within 30 minutes of Ashford International rail station, Northbourne Park is the most convenient prep school for France and Belgium.

The schoolʼs language programme was founded in 1990.  Children spend up to two years at Northbourne Park usually between the ages of 11 and 13.  They can then return to their studies in their home country or may chose to stay on and progress further in the UK education system.


For more information on the school, to request a full copy of the report or photographs, please contact the Headmaster, Sebastian Rees or School Administrator, Jackie Jones on 01304 611 215.

Northbourne Park School



Kent, CT14 0NW.

Telephone: 01304 611215

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