Trips and Partnerships
At North London we enable girls to succeed in a global society by providing opportunities for them to be outward-looking and internationally minded through educational visits, exchanges and voluntary work, our franchise schools and partnerships both in the UK and overseas.
Education means more than just passing exams. At NLCS we encourage girls to actively engage with their community and the wider world. We want to give students the opportunity to develop their interests in an enjoyable way inside and outside the classroom.
We offer over 30 overseas trips to many exciting locations. Our Modern Foreign Languages department runs a historic exchange with the Goethe-Gymnasium in Ludwigsburg, Germany. This exchange was initiated by two Jewish teachers just after the war, one at NLCS and one in Germany, and in 2014 the exchange celebrated its 65th year.
There are also language trips to Spain, France, Italy; sports tours to the US and Malta; classicists visiting Sicily; geographers in Iceland or Morocco; and history trips to Berlin, the US and the First World War battle sites.
We have longstanding partnerships with other schools across the globe, providing opportunities to take part in cultural exchange visits with students from Colombia, Australia, the US and our sister schools on the island of Jeju (South Korea) and Dubai.
In addition, there are numerous field trips and visits to the theatres, galleries and concert halls around London and the surrounding counties.
We have a programme of active partnerships with other schools, including collaboration with boys' schools for joint research seminars in the Sixth Form; debating activities in Years 10 and 11; and, in Years 7 to 9, a wide variety of activities with local schools. NLCS regularly hosts conferences in different subject disciplines, and has established an annual Hispanic Theatre Festival, where more than 20 schools take part. Classicists in the Sixth Form also have the opportunity to teach Latin in local state primary schools.
In 2020, we celebrated our 19th year of partnership with the Whitgift School in Croydon and have also worked with Eton, The Ark Academy and The Michaela Community School amongst others.
These partnerships provide our students with knowledge, skills and experience well beyond the ambitious programme already offered at North London. Working with students from other schools broadens their outlook on the world, provokes thought and discussion and deepens academic and personal confidence.
London Academy of Excellence Tottenham – Study Day
In the Autumn we were delighted to welcome Year 12 Economics students from the London Academy of Excellence Tottenham (LAET). This state Sixth Form opened in 2017 and is already providing an academically rich and ambitious education for local teenagers; this summer, the first cohort of Year 13s achieved outstanding A level results. We are proud to be an official partner school for LAET and we currently enjoy many links with them, including helping with preparation for university interviews and inviting their students to many of our subject conferences and symposia. READ MORE...
Every girl in the Senior School is also involved with charitable work. Our Founder’s Day prayer "Thou dost require much from those to whom much is given" is part of the NLCS ethos and teaches girls to give back to society. Numerous projects include regular visits to a local care home for the elderly and a school for disabled children, as well as many enjoyable fundraising events. Annually girls also take part in overseas charity partnerships visiting and teaching at Schools in Zambia and Madagascar and helping villagers in Uzbekistan.