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NHEHS ‘fosters education above and beyond the curriculum’, say parents, especially in years 7-9 before the inevitable constraints of GCSEs kick in. It gets the balance right between creating a nurturing environment and being thoroughly outward-looking, fostering an impressive range of links with other schools locally, nationally and internationally and producing a staggering number of student-led journals. ‘Music is ‘exceptionally good’ and ‘incredibly inclusive’, offering ‘an eclectic mix’ from indie rock to a capella that ‘allows us to...

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Entrance criteria as follows: 11+ - English, Maths. Then interview for all candidates. 12+ English, Maths and modern language. 16+: As in A level subjects and Bs in all. Short interviews and aptitude test.

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Since January 2017, Matthew Shoults MA, quietly unassuming yet ‘a bit of a legend’. Educated at King’s College School, Wimbledon, then read classics at Worcester College, Oxford. Spent two years on the civil service’s graduate fast track scheme before deciding teaching would be more stimulating. After a PGCE at Cambridge he returned to KCS to teach classics for four years. Moved to North London Collegiate School for 12 years, first as head of classics, and later as deputy head and then senior deputy.

The first male head in the school’s 150-year history, Mr Shoults ‘has taken the school from strength to strength’. He’s regarded with genuine affection and respect by both girls and parents, who like that ‘he’s quirky and up for a laugh’ but also quite clear about his...

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Please note: Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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Special Education Needs

This is a selective school, and all successful candidates are selected primarily on academic grounds with any Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND) being taken into account. Access arrangements are available as appropriate for candidates who need them whilst sitting the entrance examination. Both the Junior and Senior schools have a Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo) who works to ensure that every student with additional learning needs or a disability receives all the support they need. The majority of our SEND provision is provided through the highest quality teaching. Every member of staff is made aware of any specific support a student might need. Some students are offered additional provision either individually or in groups, as best suits their needs.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability Y
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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