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Highgate School

Highgate is a co-educational day school for pupils aged 4-18.

Highgate is one of the UK’s leading co-educational independent schools. Founded over 450 years ago, we  welcome pupils, aged 4 to 18, from a range of backgrounds across London.

Highgate offers high-calibre, academically-minded teaching with a focus on scholarship and independence for all, rather than on exam outcomes. Our varied co-curricular activities, and our wide-reaching programme of community service, help our pupils develop interests and hobbies, forge lasting friendships, belong to teams, ensembles and casts, and learn the value of community.

We believe in making the most of childhood and adolescence; we want our young people to leave us intellectually and emotionally prepared for higher study and for work, and for playing a transformative role in their communities. And we want them to make great friends, too.

—Adam Pettitt, Head

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NEW 7+ Bursaries

Our bursary programme has been extended to include the Junior School, which means children from age 7 will be able to benefit from a Highgate education.

It is our intention that bursaries will cover 50%-100% of the fees, making a Highgate education more accessible to a wider group of academically able children.

A gift of £11,000, made over one or several years, from one family or in partnership with others, could create a new, 50% assisted place for a child throughout their time at Highgate, from Year 3 to Year 13

To apply for one of the 7+ bursaries click here

To find out about donating to our bursaries click here

Every child should have opportunity to achieve their full potential. Charles, previous bursary recipient

Year 13 exams graded A*-A in 2023


GCSE entries graded 7-9 (A*-A) in 2023

More about inclusion than competitiveness.

18 different languages spoken by pupils at home

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