Some Highlights of the School Grounds
Set in 30 acres of parkland, the School combines all the beauty of a rural setting with the convenience of proximity to the heart of London. The facilities are first class, designed to offer the girls every opportunity to develop themselves academically, creatively and socially.
The Performing Arts Centre
A state of the art, 350-seater Performing Arts Centre, designed by an Old North Londoner, sits in the centre of the School. Within the compex are art galleries and a cafe within the complex. The Performing Arts wing includes a Drama Studio for both rehearsal and performance: on two recent occasions the plays produced by the girls have moved on to the Edinburgh Fringe.
Music teaching and playing is vibrant at NLCS. It is taught in a dedicated music building, with opportunities for all to take part in choirs and orchestras, and includes challenging music for the most able with such events as the National Chamber Groups competition in which the school has won the Founder's Trophy as the most successful competing school nine times in eleven years.
There are extensive lacrosse pitches and tennis courts and a Sports Centre with an indoor swimming pool and fitness suite. Students are selected to join teams at national and county level.
The school buildings are centred on the Old Mansion House where sixth formers are largely based. The main teaching block is spacious and well equipped with 12 modern science laboratories, language laboratories and a network of computers. A fine library on four floors was opened in spring 1999 and houses a huge collection books, videos and CD-ROMs.
Also on campus are a Drawing School and Design Technology block, all situated around a pond where water lilies bloom in the summer making it an ideal place to relax during the long lunch break.
The Lower School is accommodated in a self-contained building on the site with its own science and technology facilities, library and art room.
The First School is next door, and all three sections of the school enjoy close links with each other.
There is a Medical Centre housing the School's doctor, nurse and counsellor.