North London Collegiate School (Singapore)
|Year of Foundation||Founded in 1850 in the UK and 2020 in Singapore|
|Enrollment Phase / Grades||August to June / Pre Kindergarten to Grade 12|
|Number of students||Over 750|
|Teacher Student Ratio||1:6 to 1:24|
|Accreditations||IB Diploma Programme|
|Yearly Tuition Fee (Min)||SGD 31,545|
|Yearly Tuition Fee (Max)||SGD 46,803|
NLCS (Singapore) takes pride in being the fourth school in the prestigious NLCS network drawing on the rich history and tradition of the founding school in the UK. Our aim is to provide our students with an inspirational and life changing educational experience that will ensure they become successful, well rounded and compassionate human beings. NLCS (Singapore) produces scholars and critical thinkers, individuals who have the ability and drive to bring positive change to the world around them.
Our first class education is delivered by a team of passionate teachers who are all subject specialists and experts in their field. We empower our teachers to inspire a love for their subjects and deliver a broad and flexible curriculum that goes beyond the syllabus. With a focus on academic rigour, we build on students’ confidence to aim high and fulfil their potential and ambition. This paves the way for a “floors, not ceilings approach” and inspires life-long learning.
A focus on outstanding pastoral care, ensures we meet the needs of the individual, not just the needs of the cohort. We recognise that each and every classroom is filled with unique individuals who have different interests, skills, talents, experiences and world-views.
We create a caring and supportive environment both in and out of the classroom, fostering a community built on positive relationships between staff and students and between students themselves.
Our Senior School team explains “The heartbeat of any successful school is its students and, despite the restrictions on movement, interaction and performance, ours have comfortably exceeded even the most optimistic expectations that we had of them. They have truly embraced the NLCS ethos, facing academic challenges head-on as well as setting up academic societies, committing to genuine community service programmes and taking part in myriad co-curricular activities.”
A spirit of scholarship also enables all students to recognise excellence, and realise that it is attainable no matter where they come from. This stems from the School’s core belief in the transformative power of academic engagement, and that a culture of scholarship should extend beyond the classroom and permeate the wider life of our schools. To further our students’ understanding, we deliver a series of ‘McCabe Lectures’, named after former NLCS (UK) Headmistress Bernice McCabe OBE, providing opportunities for students to hear from industry experts, exposing them to high-level academic discourse.
Enrichment is another essential element of our educational programme and serves to support and enhance each student’s academic development, as well as helping to shape their character and personality. We offer a rich and vibrant co-curricular provision across academic subjects, music, drama, sports, the creative arts and beyond.
Located centrally, the NLCS (Singapore) school campus on Depot Road has a built-up area of approximately 300,000 sqft, with modern and impressive facilities to support our students’ learning. These include, but are not limited to, a 50 metre Olympic sized swimming pool, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, sports field, fully equipped gymnasium, tennis courts, fitness studio, dance studio, purpose built performing arts centre, 700 seat auditorium, lecture theatre, music technology suite and recording studio.
Our sports provision offers opportunities for students who would not only like to participate in the recreational CCA programme, but also in school representative sports teams as well as elite coaching. We are also a full member of the Athletic Conference of Singapore International Schools (ACSIS) which allows our students to compete in a wide range of sports with other international schools across Singapore.
NLCS (Singapore) is also proud to welcome the first cohort of Sixth Form students onto the IB Diploma Programme. The class will graduate in summer 2023 and have access to elite universities around the world. We are also delighted to be awarded CPE’s EduTrust Certification for four years until 2025.
NLCS (UK) has maintained its record of being the most successful IB School in the UK since first offering the IB Diploma Programme fifteen years ago and had phenomenal success with sister schools in Jeju, South Korea and Dubai, UAE as well.
NLCS (Singapore) offers an exceptional British education for students aged 3 – 18. Enrollment is open throughout the year. For more information on availability, the admissions process or to book a tour, please contact our Admissions team on +65 6989 3000 or email email@example.com and we will be very happy to support you.
CurriculumWe offer our students the rigourous NLCS Curriculum and the IB Diploma Programme in Sixth Form
Languages of instructionEnglish
Foreign languagesMandarin, French and Spanish
I am a founding member of the NLCS (Singapore) team and feel extremely fortunate to work in a school that encourages students to look beyond the syllabus, allowing students to recognise excellence and realise that it is attainable. Our students embrace and welcome challenges with energy and enthusiasm and the atmosphere in every classroom is purposeful and engaging. We foster a culture of positive and supportive relationships with our students, providing advice, guidance and encouragement wherever they may need, ensuring outstanding pastoral care at all times. As Vice Principal (Pastoral), my fundamental thoughts are based around how to enhance positive relationships within NLCS (Singapore) and embed a blueprint that will shape future lives in meaningful ways. When the time comes to walk out of our school door, NLCS (Singapore) students will do so as connected, independent and pioneering individuals with the determination and confidence to make the most of their opportunities and to make their individual way in the world.
My own experience of being a student at North London Collegiate School UK had the most profound impact in shaping me as a person and a professional, and it can be captured through two words: purpose and creativity. Firstly, as a result of my educational experience, I am deeply purpose driven, as are many of my school friends. Secondly, creativity is incredibly important to me. There is no typical “NLCS” mould and subsequently there is wonderful diversity in the way that North Londoners live their purpose – from film, to physics, public service, medicine, media and tech. At school, we were encouraged to be creative and explore, which has led to many Old North Londoners achieving excellence in a variety of fields. Through my own experiences of being a student at NLCS UK, I observed the ethos of the school brought to life in three key ways: Firstly, NLCS sets the bar high – excellence is table stakes. The philosophy was that whatever you do, do it to your best. Push yourself to your boundaries. This developed students with real grit. Secondly, we were surrounded by teachers who were passionate about their subject matter. Passion is infectious, and encourages interest and inquiry. Coming from a very mathematical family, I always remember my French teacher, Mrs Renaudon Smith, whose passion led me to love language and literature in a way that I never knew I could. Thirdly, the school immersed students in a culture of inspiration between each other, among teachers, and in the stories shared. At NLCS, we were inspired to know and feel that we could do anything that we wanted – to live a life with no limits.
We’ve lived in Singapore since 2014 and both our children were born here. What drew us to NLCS is its long-standing record of academic excellence combined with a modern approach to student development. We were looking for an all-around stimulating environment and are very happy with the curriculum as well as the broad range of extracurricular activities offered by the school. Our daughter often comes home raving about the classes and projects she did in school. There never seems to be a dull moment. She’s a complete bookworm and loves to immerse herself in the school libraries. There were times when she would return home with books checked out from the senior library! We appreciate how she is always encouraged to go down different rabbit holes and really discover the joy of reading. We have immense faith in the Principal, Mr Paul Friend, and his vision for the school in the years ahead. The philosophy of nurturing, inspiring and academically challenging students to reach their fullest potential is an admirable aspect of the school and resonates with our own aspirations for our children.