Northcote Lodge is a single-sex prep school for boys aged 8 to 13.
We are a small school, with around 260 boys, and with no plans to grow significantly. This means we are big enough to field winning teams, but small enough to know all of our boys by name.
We are a day school in the heart of London. We adhere to traditional values that are as important today as they’ve ever been, whilst using the latest technological innovations to equip boys with the skills they need for a changing world.
Our motto, ‘Si je puis’ (I will if I can) – exemplifies our desire to give boys the confidence to know that by trying to do their best, they reap the rewards of personal satisfaction and achievement. During his time at Northcote Lodge, every boy should be able to find something he can shine at and thus know the pleasure in achievement – be it in the classroom, on the sports pitch, or in music and drama.
So while we’re rightly proud of our boys’ outstanding successes in Common Entrance, we’re just as proud of their achievements on the sports fields and in the music, art and drama that are embedded into our curriculum. Perhaps more than this, we measure our success, as a school, by the character and manners of our boys. We pride ourselves on being a friendly school that places importance on the traditional values that boys carry with them for life. Things like kindness, compassion, teamwork and consideration for others – the basics of good manners. We call this ‘The Northcote Way’.
- Do your best to be your best self
- Be helpful
- Be kind
- Be truthful
- Treat others as you would like to be treated