The NLCS brand and reputation rest on delivering our unique educational approach, rooted in over 170 years of pioneering British education. In the UK, NLCS is well-known for its unique combination of academic excellence, exceptional extra-curricular provision and high-quality pastoral care. NLCS (UK) is consistently ranked as one of the top UK schools for A-Levels, IB and GCSEs, with a strong track record of students securing places at leading universities, including Oxford, Cambridge and the Ivy League.
NLCS International has a proven track record of delivering outstanding international schools, adapted to local markets. We now support the ongoing operation of four international NLCS schools: NLCS Jeju (opened 2011), NLCS Dubai (opened 2017), NLCS (Singapore) (opened 2020) and NLCS Ho Chi Minh City (opened in 2022). Each of these schools delivers a truly ‘NLCS’ education.
Each school within the NLCS group has met or exceeded its targets, reflecting the educational quality and value of the NLCS proposition. The common educational approach and high-level of ongoing support from NLCS International ensures that NLCS standards are met consistently by each of our international schools.
Alumni from NLCS (UK) and NLCS Jeju, known as ONLs (Old North Londoners) have gone on to become inspirations leaders in the arts, sciences, politics and business; with many alumni making an important mark on the world. Their success is a testament to the exceptional education provided by NLCS, a standard that extends to all our international schools. While our other international schools (NLCS Dubai, NLCS (Singapore) and NLCS Ho Chi Minh City) are still relatively young, their students possess immense potential, destined for promising careers, just like our accomplished ONLs from Jeju and the UK.
- Dame Anna Wintour DBE, current Editor-In-Chief of Vogue
- Roma Agrawal MBE, structural engineer who worked on London’s Shard building
- Jo Dunkley OBE, Professor of Physics and Astrophysics at Princeton University
- Dame Helen Gardner DBE, the first women to hold the position of Merton Professor of English Literature at Oxford University
- Lindsey Fraser, an Olympic Diver
- Lilian Lindsay CBE, the first qualified female dentist in Britain and the first female president of the British Dental Association
- Anna Popplewell, actress appearing in The Chronicles of Narnia and TV series Reign
- Antonia Romero, Permanent Secretary of the UK’s Ministry of Justice, former Secretary for the Department for International Trade
- Dame Victoria Sharp DBE, President of the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court in England and Wales
- Gillian Tett, Chair of the Editorial Board and Editor-at-Large of the USA’s Financial Time
Dame Anna Wintour DBE
Current Editor-In-Chief of Vogue, NLCS (UK)
Cornell University, Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2020, NLCS Jeju
Roma Agrawal MBE
Structural engineer who worked on London’s Shard building, NLCS (UK)
Dame Helen Gardner DBE
The first women to hold the position of Merton Professor of English Literature at Oxford University, NLCS (UK)
Jerry Hanbyul Rim
UCLA, Political Science, Class of 2021, NLCS Jeju
Lilian Lindsay CBE
The first qualified female dentist in Britain and the first female president of the British Dental Association, NLCS (UK)
University College London, Electronic and Electrical Engineering (EEE), Class of 2014, NLCS Jeju
Actress appearing in The Chronicles of Narnia and TV series Reign, NLCS (UK)
University of Manchester, BA (Hons) Art History, Class of 2014, NLCS Jeju
Permanent Secretary of the UK’s Ministry of Justice, former Secretary for the Department for International Trade, NLCS (UK)
Dame Victoria Sharp DBE
President of the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court in England and Wales, NLCS (UK)
Berklee College of Music, Music Production and Engineering, Class of 2015, NLCS Jeju
Jo Dunkley OBE
Professor of Physics and Astrophysics at Princeton University, NLCS (UK)
Chair of the Editorial Board and Editor-at-Large of the USA’s Financial Times, NLCS (UK)
University of Toronto, BSc Mathematical Application to Economics and Finance, Class of 2018, NLCS Jeju
We operate a co-operative partnership model for our franchised schools. A key part of our brand proposition is maintaining consistency across the NLCS group. We therefore take a very hands-on approach during all the phases of a project, from inception to maturity. We are able to provide support at every stage of the project and leverage our extensive experience in opening international schools.
Initially, we work closely with our partners to establish the feasibility of a new project and adapt our educational model to local market requirements. This involves understanding the current international school landscape and how best to bring an NLCS education to the territory.
In the pre-opening phase, we co-develop the school opening plan and support the partner in managing the critical path from inception to opening. In-house experts from the NLCS International team (with specialist support from colleagues across the NLCS group where necessary) help develop the academic plan, the educational brief, the detailed organisational structure and other pre-opening documentation. We also support key pre-opening activities including teacher recruitment and training.
Post-opening, we continue to work closely with the school team and our partners to ensure delivery of their annual objectives and development plans. This is achieved through a programme of ongoing academic and management support, assistance with teacher recruitment, annual training and academic monitoring and inspection.
NLCS International’s overseas partners are responsible for constructing, funding, and operating the school.