North London Collegiate School

school in Harrow, UK

North London Collegiate School is an independent school for girls between the ages of 4-18. It is located in Harrow, London. It was established by Frances Mary Buss in 1850. Frances Mary Buss originally opened the school in her own home in Camden Town, London. It later moved to Canons, Edgware in the 1930s. It is thought to be the first girls' school in the United Kingdom, and the first to give girls the same chances to learn things as boys were given. Girls travel from all over London to attend the school. Famous women who were pupils there include Anna Wintour, Susie Orbach, and Rachel Weisz.

North London Collegiate School
Established 1850
Type Independent day school
Headmistress Bernice McCabe
Chairman of the Governors Tim Suter
Founder Frances Mary Buss
Location Canons Drive
LEA Harrow
Students 1066 (2008)
Gender Girls
Ages 4 to 18
School colours Sky blue  
Former pupils Old North Londoners

In September 2011 NLCS opened a new school in Jeju, South Korea. NLCS Jeju is a mixed school.