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North London Collegiate School, Dubai


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Role Managed by:

Ikem Nwankwo

Senior Research Associate

t: +44 (0)20 7340 6208


Primary Practice Group: Schools and Education Organisations

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 09/02/2023

North London Collegiate School (NLCS) Dubai seeks an inspirational Principal to lead NLCS Dubai. Opened in 2017 NLCS Dubai offers an academically ambitious education in keeping with the aspirational ethos of NLCS (UK), and the same impressive range of extra-curricular activities, to foster well-rounded individuals who are capable of becoming leaders. The School is a coeducational day school for pupils aged 3-18 years, situated within the prestigious Hartland development in Dubai. The School was built and is funded by our partners in the project, Meraki.

While ensuring academic excellence and intellectual challenge, NLCS Dubai is equally concerned with supporting the development of the whole person and aims to inspire confidence, individuality and self-esteem.

NLCS Dubai is an English-speaking school and is authorised as an IB continuum school for the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and Diploma programmes. A number of lessons per week are devoted to the teaching of the Arabic language, UAE Social Studies and Islamic Education. (Islamic Education is compulsory for Muslim students only.)


In 2011, NLCS opened its first international branch school in South Korea: NLCS Jeju. NLCS Jeju is a co-educational day and boarding school, and offers the IB Diploma to all students in the Sixth Form, and has achieved outstanding results since its first cohort of graduating in 2014. The School’s alumnae continue on to excellent universities around the world, including destinations in the UK, USA and Asia.

NLCS (Singapore) opened in August 2020. This is NLCS’ third branch school. The School is a co-education day school in the heart of Singapore. North London Collegiate School Ho Chi Minh City opened in August 2022.  This is NLCS’s fourth school blending the best of Vietnamese, NLCS and international education

This is an exciting opportunity to join the highly successful NLCS family of schools and shape the future of one of Dubai’s leading educational institutions.

The successful candidate will combine a track record of highly successful leadership experience, developed in the UK or internationally, with inter-personal skills and cultural awareness to inspire the NLCS Dubai community and manage diverse stakeholder relationships. First-class communication skills with the gravitas to act as a visible leader and ambassador are crucial as is the ability to work closely with our partners and parents to meet their needs. A genuine resonance with NLCS’s educational values and a commitment to further developing these in NLCS Dubai is essential.

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