OPEN DAYS & NEWS - BROOMWOOD HALL

Open Days

Our next All-Sites Open Day for all four Northwood Schools is Friday October 8th from 9-12pm.  Registrations will open at the end of term – i.e.

  • Broomwood Hall Lower School (co-ed, 4-8)
  • Broomwood Hall Upper School (girls, 8-13)
  • Northcote Lodge (boys, 8-13)
  • Northwood Senior (co-ed 11-16)

 

Northwood Schools welcomes Kevin Doble as new CEO

Prior to joining Northwood Schools, Kevin was Executive Head of Shrewsbury House School Trust consisting of two co-educational pre-preparatory schools and a boys’ preparatory school, Shrewsbury House, a position he held since 2010. The Trust thrived under Kevin’s guidance and the Chair of Trustees commented on the strength of his proven educational and commercial leadership skills, which have been critical to developing the schools.

His entry in 'Schools Who's Who' is shown below:

Kevin Doble BA (Law and Political Sciences), Post Grad Management degree, PGCE (Secondary English), FRSA. Teacher since 1995. 2010 to 2021 was Headmaster of an Independent Schools Trust in South West London. From 2021, Chief Executive of a Group of Independent Schools, educating pupils aged 3 to 16, based in London. Governor of an HMC and IAPS Independent Schools Trust educating pupils 3 to 18. Served four years as a Member of Council of the IAPS, for which he also chaired the Sports Committee. Current Chair of the Independent Schools Association Cross Association Sports Committee. Advised the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Education on enhancing educational opportunities for especially Primary School children. Served on the Expert Committee which rewrote the National Curriculum Programmes of Study for Physical Education. Advised the Under Secretary for Public Health on the National Obesity Strategy, and the Minister of State for Children and Families on the Transition from Primary to Secondary Schooling. Contributor to publications including The Telegraph and The Spectator.

Katharine Colquhoun, Founding Principal and Chairman of Northwood Schools said:

Malcolm and I are delighted to share some good news. With the opening of Northwood Senior in September 2020, we felt that it was the right time (after 35 years!) for us as Principals to take a step back into more strategic roles, and bring in someone else to be accountable for the leadership and management of the Group across Northwood Schools.

Following an extensive recruitment exercise , the Board of Directors appointed Kevin Doble as Chief Executive of Northwood Schools. Kevin stood out from a strong field of candidates and the Board’s decision was unanimous. Kevin is exceptionally experienced in both the commercial and educational aspects of schools and is ideally suited to our newly created role as CEO, where he will lead the Executive Management Committee of the Group.

The school Heads, Carole Jenkinson at Broomwood Hall, Clive Smith-Langridge at Northcote Lodge and Susan Brooks at Northwood Senior, will remain in complete charge of their schools; the role of Chief Executive is intended to provide management and leadership for the Group as a whole.

 

Kevin Doble commented:

I am delighted to taking up this new position at such an exciting time for the Group. The excellent reputations of Northcote Lodge, Broomwood Hall Upper School and Broomwood Hall Lower School are very well deserved. For over a decade, as Executive Headmaster of the Shrewsbury House School Trust, I have so enjoyed meeting BHLS, BHUS and NL staff, parents and pupils at various functions, at which all have spoken of their schools with real, positive energy and fondness. It is clear that Northwood Senior has enjoyed an impressively successful first two terms and I have taken much delight in meeting colleagues. I am excited about chatting to the pupils very soon. The exceptional provision for the children is something I am looking forward to building on, working with the Board and Heads to ensure that the four schools in the Group present unparalleled excellence in education for children in our area.

Kevin is also a Fellow of Wellington College and the Royal Society of Arts. He lives in Clapham with his wife Virginia and son Hugo and looks forward to meeting more of the Northwood Schools community - past, present and future - in the weeks ahead.

 
Broomwood Hall Lower School's Green Crusade

Broomwood Hall Year 3's thematic learning topic, 'Our Green Planet' concluded with a climate strike, letters about litter and an offer from Wandsworth Council to come in to the school to discuss their concerns.

As part of their thematic learning, Class 3 pupils at Broomwood Hall Lower School have been studying 'Our Green Planet'. They've been learning about the climate emergency and thinking of things that they can do to raise awareness about what can be done for both the local environment as well as the wider world at large.

Some of these activities have included counting cars and checking air quality for levels of pollution; building bug hotels in the gardens at school and at home; debating the rights and wrongs of flying; staging a 'climate strike' at school to highlight the climate emergency and writing letters to local authorities about their concerns.

The latter has been particularly successful. Pupils were so angry about the increasing amount of litter in local parks and commons that they decided to write to Wandsworth council highlighting their concerns. Not only did this give the school an opportunity to teach them about civic responsibility, local governance and the electoral system, but it was a handy way to practise how to construct an argument and some beautiful penmanship at the same time.

The reply from Wandsworth council made their day - particularly as they offered to send someone into the school to discuss the matter in more detail, thanking pupils for challenging the behaviour of some who do not seem to respect the natural world as they should, and reaffirming that they understand the significant environmental impacts of litter, wasting resources and the use of plastics. The Head of Parks at Enable Leisure and Culture has extended an offer for one of his officers to visit the pupils to discuss this further.

Thank you Wandsworth council and well done to Class 3: the world is in safe hands!

Northwood Schools at the ISS

Northwood Schools will be at this year’s Independent Schools Show in Battersea on 9/10 November and we look forward to meeting parents there. There will be representatives from each of the four schools within the Northwood family:  Broomwood Hall Lower School (boys and girls 4-8), Northcote Lodge (boys 8-13), Broomwood Hall Upper School (girls 8-13) and NorthWood Senior (boys and girls 11-16) due to open in September 2020. 

On Sunday 10, the Headmaster of Northcote Lodge, Clive Smith-Langridge will also join a discussion panel on the pros and cons of staying in one school from start to finish.

LOCAL WANDSWORTH PUPIL MAKES FINAL OF INTERNATIONAL PREP SCHOOL ART COMPETITION

Local pupil from Broomwood Hall in Wandsworth has been named a runner up in international school competition, iArt 2021 for her creative depiction of Big Ben against the London landscape. 

The competition received 168 entries, more than ever before, with entries ranging from pets to wild animals, landscapes and portraits as pupils embraced techniques from sculpting to impressionist art. Schools encouraged pupils to use creativity as an outlet for emotion when other extra-curricular activities were impossible due to restrictions.

Eloise Benham-Hermetz, aged 6, will receive Amazon vouchers for her efforts, as well as recognition in the iArt 2021 brochure alongside the other 27 finalists.

Eloise Benham Hermetz said: “I did a drawing of Big Ben and a beautiful bridge over the River Thames. We looked at the artist Derain and I choose lots of patterns and bright colours. I even drew a sun and lots of clouds.”

Christopher King, Chief Executive Officer of IAPS, said: “Each year we are blown away by the quality of entries we receive, and this year was no exception. The artwork received opened our eyes to the student’s experiences over the past year and it was truly inspirational.

“The competition is a brilliant way to recognise the creativity and innovation our students have, and to emphasise the value that we place on these skills. My warmest congratulations and huge thanks to every student that participated.”

The competition has been running since 2013 and is renowned for the high standard of its entries from pupils aged 6 to 13 from across the world’s leading prep schools, with 1,084 pupils taking place since it launched. Established and run by the Independent Association of Prep Schools, and judged by its Chief Executive Christopher King, the initiative aims to showcase the innovative and inspiring artwork pupils in member schools produce. The criteria are skill, creativity and whether the pieces ‘stand out’ to the judges.  

 

Open Days

Our next All-Sites Open Day for all four Northwood Schools is Friday October 8th from 9-12pm.  Registrations will open at the end of term – i.e.

  • Broomwood Hall Lower School (co-ed, 4-8)
  • Broomwood Hall Upper School (girls, 8-13)
  • Northcote Lodge (boys, 8-13)
  • Northwood Senior (co-ed 11-16)

 

LOCAL WANDSWORTH PUPIL MAKES FINAL OF INTERNATIONAL PREP SCHOOL ART COMPETITION

Local pupil from Broomwood Hall in Wandsworth has been named a runner up in international school competition, iArt 2021 for her creative depiction of Big Ben against the London landscape. 

The competition received 168 entries, more than ever before, with entries ranging from pets to wild animals, landscapes and portraits as pupils embraced techniques from sculpting to impressionist art. Schools encouraged pupils to use creativity as an outlet for emotion when other extra-curricular activities were impossible due to restrictions.

Eloise Benham-Hermetz, aged 6, will receive Amazon vouchers for her efforts, as well as recognition in the iArt 2021 brochure alongside the other 27 finalists.

Eloise Benham Hermetz said: “I did a drawing of Big Ben and a beautiful bridge over the River Thames. We looked at the artist Derain and I choose lots of patterns and bright colours. I even drew a sun and lots of clouds.”

Christopher King, Chief Executive Officer of IAPS, said: “Each year we are blown away by the quality of entries we receive, and this year was no exception. The artwork received opened our eyes to the student’s experiences over the past year and it was truly inspirational.

“The competition is a brilliant way to recognise the creativity and innovation our students have, and to emphasise the value that we place on these skills. My warmest congratulations and huge thanks to every student that participated.”

The competition has been running since 2013 and is renowned for the high standard of its entries from pupils aged 6 to 13 from across the world’s leading prep schools, with 1,084 pupils taking place since it launched. Established and run by the Independent Association of Prep Schools, and judged by its Chief Executive Christopher King, the initiative aims to showcase the innovative and inspiring artwork pupils in member schools produce. The criteria are skill, creativity and whether the pieces ‘stand out’ to the judges.  

 

Northwood Schools at the ISS

Northwood Schools will be at this year’s Independent Schools Show in Battersea on 9/10 November and we look forward to meeting parents there. There will be representatives from each of the four schools within the Northwood family:  Broomwood Hall Lower School (boys and girls 4-8), Northcote Lodge (boys 8-13), Broomwood Hall Upper School (girls 8-13) and NorthWood Senior (boys and girls 11-16) due to open in September 2020. 

On Sunday 10, the Headmaster of Northcote Lodge, Clive Smith-Langridge will also join a discussion panel on the pros and cons of staying in one school from start to finish.

Broomwood Hall Lower School's Green Crusade

Broomwood Hall Year 3's thematic learning topic, 'Our Green Planet' concluded with a climate strike, letters about litter and an offer from Wandsworth Council to come in to the school to discuss their concerns.

As part of their thematic learning, Class 3 pupils at Broomwood Hall Lower School have been studying 'Our Green Planet'. They've been learning about the climate emergency and thinking of things that they can do to raise awareness about what can be done for both the local environment as well as the wider world at large.

Some of these activities have included counting cars and checking air quality for levels of pollution; building bug hotels in the gardens at school and at home; debating the rights and wrongs of flying; staging a 'climate strike' at school to highlight the climate emergency and writing letters to local authorities about their concerns.

The latter has been particularly successful. Pupils were so angry about the increasing amount of litter in local parks and commons that they decided to write to Wandsworth council highlighting their concerns. Not only did this give the school an opportunity to teach them about civic responsibility, local governance and the electoral system, but it was a handy way to practise how to construct an argument and some beautiful penmanship at the same time.

The reply from Wandsworth council made their day - particularly as they offered to send someone into the school to discuss the matter in more detail, thanking pupils for challenging the behaviour of some who do not seem to respect the natural world as they should, and reaffirming that they understand the significant environmental impacts of litter, wasting resources and the use of plastics. The Head of Parks at Enable Leisure and Culture has extended an offer for one of his officers to visit the pupils to discuss this further.

Thank you Wandsworth council and well done to Class 3: the world is in safe hands!

Northwood Schools welcomes Kevin Doble as new CEO

Prior to joining Northwood Schools, Kevin was Executive Head of Shrewsbury House School Trust consisting of two co-educational pre-preparatory schools and a boys’ preparatory school, Shrewsbury House, a position he held since 2010. The Trust thrived under Kevin’s guidance and the Chair of Trustees commented on the strength of his proven educational and commercial leadership skills, which have been critical to developing the schools.

His entry in 'Schools Who's Who' is shown below:

Kevin Doble BA (Law and Political Sciences), Post Grad Management degree, PGCE (Secondary English), FRSA. Teacher since 1995. 2010 to 2021 was Headmaster of an Independent Schools Trust in South West London. From 2021, Chief Executive of a Group of Independent Schools, educating pupils aged 3 to 16, based in London. Governor of an HMC and IAPS Independent Schools Trust educating pupils 3 to 18. Served four years as a Member of Council of the IAPS, for which he also chaired the Sports Committee. Current Chair of the Independent Schools Association Cross Association Sports Committee. Advised the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Education on enhancing educational opportunities for especially Primary School children. Served on the Expert Committee which rewrote the National Curriculum Programmes of Study for Physical Education. Advised the Under Secretary for Public Health on the National Obesity Strategy, and the Minister of State for Children and Families on the Transition from Primary to Secondary Schooling. Contributor to publications including The Telegraph and The Spectator.

Katharine Colquhoun, Founding Principal and Chairman of Northwood Schools said:

Malcolm and I are delighted to share some good news. With the opening of Northwood Senior in September 2020, we felt that it was the right time (after 35 years!) for us as Principals to take a step back into more strategic roles, and bring in someone else to be accountable for the leadership and management of the Group across Northwood Schools.

Following an extensive recruitment exercise , the Board of Directors appointed Kevin Doble as Chief Executive of Northwood Schools. Kevin stood out from a strong field of candidates and the Board’s decision was unanimous. Kevin is exceptionally experienced in both the commercial and educational aspects of schools and is ideally suited to our newly created role as CEO, where he will lead the Executive Management Committee of the Group.

The school Heads, Carole Jenkinson at Broomwood Hall, Clive Smith-Langridge at Northcote Lodge and Susan Brooks at Northwood Senior, will remain in complete charge of their schools; the role of Chief Executive is intended to provide management and leadership for the Group as a whole.

 

Kevin Doble commented:

I am delighted to taking up this new position at such an exciting time for the Group. The excellent reputations of Northcote Lodge, Broomwood Hall Upper School and Broomwood Hall Lower School are very well deserved. For over a decade, as Executive Headmaster of the Shrewsbury House School Trust, I have so enjoyed meeting BHLS, BHUS and NL staff, parents and pupils at various functions, at which all have spoken of their schools with real, positive energy and fondness. It is clear that Northwood Senior has enjoyed an impressively successful first two terms and I have taken much delight in meeting colleagues. I am excited about chatting to the pupils very soon. The exceptional provision for the children is something I am looking forward to building on, working with the Board and Heads to ensure that the four schools in the Group present unparalleled excellence in education for children in our area.

Kevin is also a Fellow of Wellington College and the Royal Society of Arts. He lives in Clapham with his wife Virginia and son Hugo and looks forward to meeting more of the Northwood Schools community - past, present and future - in the weeks ahead.

 
Open Days

Our next All-Sites Open Day for all four Northwood Schools is Friday October 8th from 9-12pm.  Registrations will open at the end of term – i.e.

  • Broomwood Hall Lower School (co-ed, 4-8)
  • Broomwood Hall Upper School (girls, 8-13)
  • Northcote Lodge (boys, 8-13)
  • Northwood Senior (co-ed 11-16)

 

Broomwood Hall Lower School's Green Crusade

Broomwood Hall Year 3's thematic learning topic, 'Our Green Planet' concluded with a climate strike, letters about litter and an offer from Wandsworth Council to come in to the school to discuss their concerns.

As part of their thematic learning, Class 3 pupils at Broomwood Hall Lower School have been studying 'Our Green Planet'. They've been learning about the climate emergency and thinking of things that they can do to raise awareness about what can be done for both the local environment as well as the wider world at large.

Some of these activities have included counting cars and checking air quality for levels of pollution; building bug hotels in the gardens at school and at home; debating the rights and wrongs of flying; staging a 'climate strike' at school to highlight the climate emergency and writing letters to local authorities about their concerns.

The latter has been particularly successful. Pupils were so angry about the increasing amount of litter in local parks and commons that they decided to write to Wandsworth council highlighting their concerns. Not only did this give the school an opportunity to teach them about civic responsibility, local governance and the electoral system, but it was a handy way to practise how to construct an argument and some beautiful penmanship at the same time.

The reply from Wandsworth council made their day - particularly as they offered to send someone into the school to discuss the matter in more detail, thanking pupils for challenging the behaviour of some who do not seem to respect the natural world as they should, and reaffirming that they understand the significant environmental impacts of litter, wasting resources and the use of plastics. The Head of Parks at Enable Leisure and Culture has extended an offer for one of his officers to visit the pupils to discuss this further.

Thank you Wandsworth council and well done to Class 3: the world is in safe hands!

LOCAL WANDSWORTH PUPIL MAKES FINAL OF INTERNATIONAL PREP SCHOOL ART COMPETITION

Local pupil from Broomwood Hall in Wandsworth has been named a runner up in international school competition, iArt 2021 for her creative depiction of Big Ben against the London landscape. 

The competition received 168 entries, more than ever before, with entries ranging from pets to wild animals, landscapes and portraits as pupils embraced techniques from sculpting to impressionist art. Schools encouraged pupils to use creativity as an outlet for emotion when other extra-curricular activities were impossible due to restrictions.

Eloise Benham-Hermetz, aged 6, will receive Amazon vouchers for her efforts, as well as recognition in the iArt 2021 brochure alongside the other 27 finalists.

Eloise Benham Hermetz said: “I did a drawing of Big Ben and a beautiful bridge over the River Thames. We looked at the artist Derain and I choose lots of patterns and bright colours. I even drew a sun and lots of clouds.”

Christopher King, Chief Executive Officer of IAPS, said: “Each year we are blown away by the quality of entries we receive, and this year was no exception. The artwork received opened our eyes to the student’s experiences over the past year and it was truly inspirational.

“The competition is a brilliant way to recognise the creativity and innovation our students have, and to emphasise the value that we place on these skills. My warmest congratulations and huge thanks to every student that participated.”

The competition has been running since 2013 and is renowned for the high standard of its entries from pupils aged 6 to 13 from across the world’s leading prep schools, with 1,084 pupils taking place since it launched. Established and run by the Independent Association of Prep Schools, and judged by its Chief Executive Christopher King, the initiative aims to showcase the innovative and inspiring artwork pupils in member schools produce. The criteria are skill, creativity and whether the pieces ‘stand out’ to the judges.  

 

Northwood Schools welcomes Kevin Doble as new CEO

Prior to joining Northwood Schools, Kevin was Executive Head of Shrewsbury House School Trust consisting of two co-educational pre-preparatory schools and a boys’ preparatory school, Shrewsbury House, a position he held since 2010. The Trust thrived under Kevin’s guidance and the Chair of Trustees commented on the strength of his proven educational and commercial leadership skills, which have been critical to developing the schools.

His entry in 'Schools Who's Who' is shown below:

Kevin Doble BA (Law and Political Sciences), Post Grad Management degree, PGCE (Secondary English), FRSA. Teacher since 1995. 2010 to 2021 was Headmaster of an Independent Schools Trust in South West London. From 2021, Chief Executive of a Group of Independent Schools, educating pupils aged 3 to 16, based in London. Governor of an HMC and IAPS Independent Schools Trust educating pupils 3 to 18. Served four years as a Member of Council of the IAPS, for which he also chaired the Sports Committee. Current Chair of the Independent Schools Association Cross Association Sports Committee. Advised the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Education on enhancing educational opportunities for especially Primary School children. Served on the Expert Committee which rewrote the National Curriculum Programmes of Study for Physical Education. Advised the Under Secretary for Public Health on the National Obesity Strategy, and the Minister of State for Children and Families on the Transition from Primary to Secondary Schooling. Contributor to publications including The Telegraph and The Spectator.

Katharine Colquhoun, Founding Principal and Chairman of Northwood Schools said:

Malcolm and I are delighted to share some good news. With the opening of Northwood Senior in September 2020, we felt that it was the right time (after 35 years!) for us as Principals to take a step back into more strategic roles, and bring in someone else to be accountable for the leadership and management of the Group across Northwood Schools.

Following an extensive recruitment exercise , the Board of Directors appointed Kevin Doble as Chief Executive of Northwood Schools. Kevin stood out from a strong field of candidates and the Board’s decision was unanimous. Kevin is exceptionally experienced in both the commercial and educational aspects of schools and is ideally suited to our newly created role as CEO, where he will lead the Executive Management Committee of the Group.

The school Heads, Carole Jenkinson at Broomwood Hall, Clive Smith-Langridge at Northcote Lodge and Susan Brooks at Northwood Senior, will remain in complete charge of their schools; the role of Chief Executive is intended to provide management and leadership for the Group as a whole.

 

Kevin Doble commented:

I am delighted to taking up this new position at such an exciting time for the Group. The excellent reputations of Northcote Lodge, Broomwood Hall Upper School and Broomwood Hall Lower School are very well deserved. For over a decade, as Executive Headmaster of the Shrewsbury House School Trust, I have so enjoyed meeting BHLS, BHUS and NL staff, parents and pupils at various functions, at which all have spoken of their schools with real, positive energy and fondness. It is clear that Northwood Senior has enjoyed an impressively successful first two terms and I have taken much delight in meeting colleagues. I am excited about chatting to the pupils very soon. The exceptional provision for the children is something I am looking forward to building on, working with the Board and Heads to ensure that the four schools in the Group present unparalleled excellence in education for children in our area.

Kevin is also a Fellow of Wellington College and the Royal Society of Arts. He lives in Clapham with his wife Virginia and son Hugo and looks forward to meeting more of the Northwood Schools community - past, present and future - in the weeks ahead.

 
Northwood Schools at the ISS

Northwood Schools will be at this year’s Independent Schools Show in Battersea on 9/10 November and we look forward to meeting parents there. There will be representatives from each of the four schools within the Northwood family:  Broomwood Hall Lower School (boys and girls 4-8), Northcote Lodge (boys 8-13), Broomwood Hall Upper School (girls 8-13) and NorthWood Senior (boys and girls 11-16) due to open in September 2020. 

On Sunday 10, the Headmaster of Northcote Lodge, Clive Smith-Langridge will also join a discussion panel on the pros and cons of staying in one school from start to finish.