Newham Collegiate Sixth Form Centre (The NCS) was set up in 2014 with the aim of educating some of the brightest minds in Newham and East London with the view to preparing them to attend some of the most competitive universities in the UK and abroad. However, our ambition is much more than this, we believe that education is a way for our young people and their families to improve their life chances so they too can enjoy the benefits of a first class education. We also believe that our young people should be given the tools to be the leaders of their communities such that their future professional status inspires other young people so over time we begin to see a change in the social and economic landscape of one of the most deprived boroughs in London.
We’re already seeing outstanding outcomes for our students. Since opening at least 95% of our students receive offers from Russell Group Universities annually, alongside double-digit offers to study at Oxbridge. In 2017 we sent our first student to an Ivy League university, which we believe is the first student in Newham to ever do so. In the following years our Elite University Preparation Programme has increased that to 9 offers from MIT, Harvard and Princeton. This doesn’t happen by accident but through a concerted effort by like-minded people with a common goal.
Our focus has now expanded to inspire highly skilled and talented graduates, experienced teachers, and career changers to join us to continue our work of widening participation and making real societal change in our community.
You can learn more about our sixth form at thencs.co.uk