North London Collegiate School

North London Collegiate School is a top independent day school for girls aged 4-18.

Since its founding in 1850, generations of girls have received an ambitious academic education and formed a bond with NLCS, which lasts forever. We provide a carefully judged blend of support and challenge, a friendly and warm atmosphere, glorious facilities and extensive extra-curricular activities.

We are proud of our tradition of producing independent-minded young women with the drive to make the most of opportunities and make a difference in the world. That was the vision of the founder, Frances Mary Buss, in 1850, and it remains at the heart of the School’s aims today.

We have a strong track record of enabling students to gain entry to their first choice of university, but examination success is only part of the picture, and passionate teachers inspire pupils with a love of their subject which goes beyond the examination syllabus.

NLCS celebrates the individual and creative spirit of the pupils. We provide the springboard for our students to find their place in a world which will require not only technical skills but also creative and communication skills to thrive. This is why we continue to invest in and enhance our music and arts provision and offer a wealth of sporting opportunities. Over 50 clubs and societies create a vibrant atmosphere that helps students develop a relaxed self-confidence and enjoy their time at Canons. To find their niche, develop confidence, and succeed in whichever area they choose.

Every pupil matters and the pastoral care at the School ensures that students feel supported and valued throughout their time here. We encourage students to be resilient and bounce back when faced with challenges or disappointments.

As we remember in our Founder’s Day prayer “Thou dost require much from those to whom much is given”, and today it is just as important that our students develop a sense of social responsibility and learn how to make a practical difference to the world around them.

NLCS has a global perspective that is unique amongst London day schools. In the Sixth Form, students can study the International Baccalaureate Diploma – a highly regarded qualification particularly prized by Ivy League, Russell Group and European universities. In addition to this, the opening of our sister schools in Jeju, Dubai, Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City benefits our students through exchange and collaboration opportunities.

Essentials

  • Head Mrs Vicky Bingham
  • Mrs Vicky Bingham
  • Age range 4 - 18
  • Day / Boarding Day
  • Religious affiliation Non-denominational (Christian Foundation)
  • Exams
  • 14+ GCSE, IGCSE
  • 16+ A Level, International Baccalaureate (IB), Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • Fees (per term) September 2023 - August 2024
  • Prep/Junior School
    • £6,880 per term
  • Senior School
    • £7,994 per term
  • Sixth Form
    • £7,994 per term
  • Find out more about fees >
  • Exams
    • Exams
    • 14+ GCSE, IGCSE
    • 16+ A Level, International Baccalaureate (IB), Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • Fees (per term)
    • Fees (per term) September 2023 - August 2024
    • Prep/Junior School
      • £6,880 per term
    • Senior School
      • £7,994 per term
    • Sixth Form
      • £7,994 per term
    • Find out more about fees >

Bursaries & Scholarships

Since its foundation in 1850, North London Collegiate School has provided financial support to students who we know will thrive at NLCS but whose families cannot afford our fees. We offer this in the form of bursaries to pupils joining the Senior School at 11+ or 16+.

Bursaries exist to ensure that children who would benefit from attending NLCS are not prevented from doing so because of the costs. A bursary can cover any proportion of the costs of fees including 100% fees, lunches, transport for coach users (50% off fares), uniform subsidy, mandatory curriculum equipment, exam fees and compulsory trips for those who are eligible. Currently, 78 NLCS students are receiving financial support in the form of a bursary.

Please note: Our bursary applications are processed by an independent bursary administrator, BAL Limited, and will therefore have no bearing over the School’s decision to offer a place.

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Scholarships & Bursaries offered
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils
  • Music scholarships

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