North London Collegiate School (UK) 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 (UK), which lasts forever. The school provides a carefully judged blend of support and challenge, a friendly and warm atmosphere, glorious facilities and extensive extra-curricular activities.

The school is proud of its tradition of producing independent minded young women with the drive to make the most of opportunities and 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 today.

With a strong track record of enabling girls to gain entry to their first choice of university, 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 (UK) celebrates the individual and creative spirit of the girls.

The school provides the springboard for the pupils to find their place in a global world which will require not only technical skills, but also creative and communication skills to thrive. The school creates a vibrant atmosphere which helps girls to develop a relaxed self-confidence and enjoy their time at Canons. To find their niche, to develop confidence and to succeed in whichever area they choose.

Key facts:

  • Founding date: 1850
  • Headmistress (Interim): Dr Hazel Bagworth-Mann
  • Head of Junior School: Mrs Joanna Newman
  • Chair of Governors: Mr Robert Hingley
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  • Address: Canons, Canons Drive, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 7RJ, UK
  • Curriculum: GCSE up to age 16 and A-Level, Pre-University or IB Diploma Programme from age 16-18
  • School type: Day
  • School type: Girls

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