Sarah Knollys, Head of NHP
I strongly believe that children thrive when they feel safe and happy. At NHP (affectionately re-named by the children as No Happier Place) we work hard to create a nurturing environment where our pupils’ views are respected and encouraged. Kindness and courtesy are key themes and we focus on the children’s ability to co-operate, to think collaboratively and to show consideration for the needs of others.
We are proud of our reputation as a Thinking School and through our Learning Habits and Values, we ensure that NHP pupils develop key life skills alongside academic ones. The children leave us with a problem-solving attitude and a toolkit on which to draw. They are confident, articulate, resourceful, resilient, independent and more than ready to face the next stage of their education.
It is a given that our pupils will move on to some of the leading schools in the country, but what is important for us is that they move on to the right school for them. That is the one which will allow them to flourish and build on the strong foundations that they have established here at NHP.
I hope that you have time to browse our website and see more of what makes our school so special and what makes an NHP pupil stand out from the crowd. Of course, the best way to get a feel for us is to come and visit and I look forward to welcoming you, either virtually, or when times allow, in person, to our ‘hidden gem’ in the heart of Notting Hill.