Highgate is an award-winning School
Highgate School has been named The Sunday Times London Independent School of the Decade by Parent Power, The Sunday Times Schools Guide.
In 2019, we were recognised for the title of Contribution to Social Mobility by our work dedicated to leveraging children out of disadvantaged backgrounds and offering them support, essentially the seeds to sew success and happiness as they move into adulthood. We were delighted to be shortlisted again in 2020!
“It’s my fervent hope that other independent schools will be able to use this and other models of partnership to build on what we and others have been able to do. I’m absolutely delighted by these awards, and hugely proud. We are a school whose charitable ethos is an inextricable part of both staff and pupil DNA. Highgate is changing the lives of young people; we are part of a transformative solution to social inequality which provides a model for future relations.” – Head Adam Pettitt
TES Judges praised Highgate as a place that “provides a broad and creative curriculum for every subject area and within every year group. In pre-prep, children regard school as a safe, happy and exciting place. In juniors, the state- of-the-art building provides a nurturing and friendly environment that encourages academic excellence and personal development. In the senior school, Year 11s enjoyed record success last year in public exams, with results that placed Highgate in the top academic tier of UK independent schools, while the sixth form also enjoyed record exam success in 2019.
In August 2020, Highgate won Careers and Employability Programme of 2020-21 from Rate My Apprenticeship Awards. Read more on how our pupils benefit from the programme here.
In August 2020, legendary Chemist Dr Andrew Szydlo was recognised for 47 years of sharing a passion for Science inside and outside of the classroom. A key member of Highgate’s partnership programme, Sr Szydlo teaches at state schools throughout London and each year, performs his theatrical science show, ‘As If By Magic’ in over 100 schools to over 25,000 children. Dr Szydlo is also infamous for his Bee Keeping Society, Automobile Club and compelling wizard-like chemistry experiments. He is adored by generations of pupils and staff alike.