19 February 2019
It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Bernice McCabe OBE, former GSA member and Headmistress of North London Collegiate School 1997-2017, who died of cancer in the early hours of Monday 18 February 2019.
Bernice had been diagnosed with glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer, in February 2018 and her condition had worsened recently. She faced the last twelve months with remarkable courage and dignity. She died peacefully at home.
Bernice was an inspiring educationalist, whose interests and energies were manifold. Her passion for the provision of a scholarly, and academically challenging education, led her to introduce the International Baccalaureate Diploma alongside A levels and the Pre-U at North London Collegiate School. Her desire to enable future generations of teachers to be able to burnish and develop the love of their subjects was felt at NLCS and their sister schools in Jeju and Dubai, and also in her work with The Prince’s Teaching Institute.
Bernice was a wholehearted supporter of the National Brain Appeal, a fund for medical research into the immunotherapy treatment from which she benefited during her illness. A link for donations to this appeal may be found here.