Joining the Senior School

We know that the transfer to secondary school is a very important step in our students' - as well as their parents’ lives - and that it brings new challenges and many exciting new opportunities.

At North London we provide a friendly, supportive and nurturing environment to enable pupils to find their feet and settle in quickly. We attract all types of personality, and there is no typical North Londoner. Your daughter might be shy when she joins us, but whilst here she will be given every opportunity to develop a relaxed self-confidence, and make friends for life.

I have thoroughly enjoyed joining NLCS. I have taken part in so many things, trying out new activities I’ve never done before. It has been great fun and I can’t wait to move further into the year. I have already made fantastic friends, who have supported me from the first day I arrived at school. Tara, Year 7

In the Summer term before starting, all new Year 7 North Londoners and their parents will be invited to two welcome events, an induction afternoon in June and an orientation afternoon in August.

We also organise tutor dinners for the parents in the Autumn term, where the parents and tutors meet over dinner and drinks for a relaxed getting to know you evening. 

At North London we believe that happy students are successful students, and our pastoral care is focused on individual support for every girl. In the Middle School, there are at least two tutors per form, Year 13 form assistants and every Year 7 girl has a Year 8 buddy. Trained Sixth Form Peer Mentors are also available to support our students when they would like someone nearer their own age to talk to. 

There are so many curricular and extra-curricular activities to get involved in and every girl finds their true identity. Every day you meet new friends. We are all a community here at NLCS. Olympia, Year 7

Years 7-9 can be a time of change, and we are proud of our Personal, Social and Health Education programme, which includes a number of talks by visiting speakers on subjects which are very topical for young people today. These have included body image and self- esteem, making safe choices about drugs and navigating social media.

At first it took me a while to get used to the size of the school as my old school was tiny! However, everyone was very welcoming and kindly helped me find my way. Ava, Year 7

Girls are encouraged to try out new things and take advantage of the extra-curricular activities on offer, and there are more than 100 different clubs and societies to satisfy all interests and curiosities. Early on in the Autumn term the students take part in a challenge day at Phasels Wood, where the students learn to get to know each other and work together in a different situation.

Year 7 Activities