Canons Park Consulting is a subsidiary of North London Collegiate School (UK), established in 2018 to specifically provide education consultancy services.
We are uniquely positioned to provide educational consulting; integrated with NLCS, we are supported by practicing teachers to deliver the academic elements of our projects. We have a wealth of experience in our international team, both in senior education leadership and business. We leverage our experience of opening successful K-12 schools in the Middle East and Asia to support our consultancy clients.
We care deeply about education. Our unique approach to teaching and learning can be adapted and integrated to suit your requirements.
"I am extremely impressed by the lengths you have gone to, to ensure that all new staff are fully trained and supportive of the ethos." Teacher training attendant
"A truly fantastic experience that was both confidence inducing and generally refreshing. The programme was perfectly planned, with relevant sessions in manageable slots." Teaching training attendant
We tailor our services to individual project needs and we leverage our experience of opening K-12 international schools around the world to achieve maximum impact.
A large-scale, multi-school enterprise requested a robust and high-quality curriculum for their first international school in Sichuan province. Working closely with their educational advisers, we developed an integrated curriculum model from kindergarten through to International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Our curriculum designers provided engaging core curriculums that developed students’ use of English for academic purposes. In addition, we planned a stimulating academic enrichment programme that helped the school to develop an all-round, internationally minded education. To support the effective running, we also provided leadership structures, extra-curricular and pastoral provisions for the school’s senior team.
A start up with no previous experience in education sought out the help in setting up a bilingual school in Nanjing. Our consultancy team first helped to review and refine the school design site specific details, before developing a bespoke, holistic curriculum from kindergarten through to International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Our Team then produced clear leadership structures and key academic, pastoral and administrative policies, to ensure smooth school operation from the opening day. In addition, we provided marketing support and advised on recruitment, assisting our client through each step of the school’s development.
NLCS (UK) was approached by the South Korean Government (JDC) to open a school on Jeju Island as part of a global education hub. It was the first school to open on the island, with plans for seven schools in total. NLCS Jeju is a boarding school, and our team was heavily involved in ensuring that the boarding provision was designed to the best international pastoral and safeguarding standards while also being aligned philosophically with an NLCS education. We were also involved in tailoring the academic curriculum to deliver Korean language, culture and history lessons alongside the wider academic programme, to ensure we provide an internationally rounded education.
Working with our partner, Sobha (now Meraki), a real estate developer and investor, we opened NLCS Dubai in a highly competitive market with strong admissions numbers. We are also involved in tailoring the academic programme to include Arabic and Islamic Studies as required by the KHDA, Dubai's Education Authority. This ensured that we met the standards to achieve accreditation for the Primary Years and Middle Years Programmes from the IBO through a culturally sensitive approach to curriculum planning.
After the success of our Dubai school, we worked again with our partner, Sobha (now Meraki), to ensure that the school opened with strong admissions numbers, despite opening during September 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. We also supported the design of the school on a relatively small site footprint, to ensure that the facilities are still world-class and match NLCS (UK)’s standards. As a result of the exceptional education provided in the school, pupil numbers have grown dramatically over a short period of time.
NLCS International partnered with Royal Embassy Education to open NLCS Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. This is our newest development as a co-educational junior school for students aged 6-11 years old. The school is a dual language school, connecting Vietnamese identity through bilingual teaching of subjects whilst adopting the ethos of an NLCS education.
Canons Park brings the essence of an NLCS education to your global context. Our bespoke services are tailored to suit each client’s market position and geographical location. We help to craft an exceptional education experience to suit your requirements.
We have expertise across the whole spectrum of school design and can work with you wherever you are in the process. Whether you are in the earliest phases of planning a greenfield site, or already have architectural plans, we can support, guide and refine your school design to ensure it matches your student’s needs.
Our team of highly qualified curriculum experts will map your curriculum to international education requirements. With experience of designing curricula from kindergarten through to A Level and International Baccalaureate, including support for dual-track programmes, our team will work with you to provide stimulating schemes of work which your teachers will enjoy bringing to life in the classroom.
With considerable senior leadership experience to draw from, we can assist you with planning a successful and cohesive organisational structure for your school, whether you require governance, senior or middle leadership organisational support.
We deliver complex projects at pace, often involving multiple stakeholders. We therefore have the knowledge and skills to offer academic project management advisory services as part of your school’s implementation. This will ensure that your educational project is completed successfully.
We know the right questions to ask to help you secure the senior leaders who will make an impact on your school and students. Our experienced team can support the whole recruitment process for you, from longlisting to appointment.
Our teacher trainers are passionate educators themselves, believing that all schools should invest in their teachers’ personal professional development. Our specially-designed, standalone sessions – offered online or face to face – will be tailored to best suit your teachers’ needs, whether you wish to develop their pedagogical, curriculum, pastoral or leadership skills.
We can offer marketing support throughout the pre-opening phase of your school’s development, enabling you to reach your target audience and build your community.
7th March 2023
Fantastic results achieved from the 36-hour fundraising event hosted by North London Collegiate School (UK).
7th March 2023
A huge congratulations to NLCS Jeju and NLCS (Singapore) students!
3rd April 2023
NLCS International was delighted to attend the annual Bett UK event last week.