170 years of education experience

North London Collegiate School (UK), founded in 1850 by the great Victorian educationalist Frances Mary Buss, has pioneered women’s education among schools in England, and has provided an outstanding education for its pupils for over 170 years.

In the United Kingdom, North London Collegiate School has an exemplary record of the highest academic achievements and a strong tradition and record of providing an ambitious education, a spirit of adventure and encouragement of individuality.


Frances Mary Buss

UK league tables consistently rank NLCS (UK) as one of the leading schools for public examination results. In the Sixth Form, students are offered the opportunity to study for the International Baccalaureate Diploma, the prestigious international qualification valued by universities and employers around the world.

NLCS (UK) is one of the very top IB Diploma schools in the world, having achieved an average of over 40 points per student consistently for the past twelve years.

It is because of this outward-looking ethos that NLCS embarked on the exciting project of establishing a Korean campus on the beautiful island of Jeju, and we are delighted to have been part of the success this new NLCS School has enjoyed in the years since it opened. The close relationship between the schools is mutually beneficial and exchanges and visits between them are just two of the many close ties which bind them together; Staff appointed to NLCS Jeju are interviewed at NLCS (UK) and are also trained at the UK School in order to ensure a thorough understanding of the NLCS ethos. We are pleased also to have established a third NLCS School, in Dubai in 2018, and a fourth in Singapore in 2020 – and we know that the close links between our campuses will further enhance the outward-looking, international education that NLCS Jeju provides for its students.

An emphasis on an ambitious education that encourages scholarship and a love of the subject, the importance placed on pastoral care such that no pupil is without support in their time at the School and the strength of an education which truly allows the whole personality to grow are the basis of an NLCS education. We are extremely proud of all that has been achieved at our Korean campus in bringing this philosophy to life in a new cultural context and look forward to welcoming you to the North London Collegiate family of schools.