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Highgate School was closed on Friday 20 March and will re-open in September following government advice. Revisit Head Adam Pettitt’s message to our community:
It’s really important that the connections between people are kept alive […] The community that means so much to us, hasn’t left us. Through wonderful technology, we are still kept together.
—Adam Pettitt, Head
From June we gradually re-introduced lessons in School for Pre-Prep, Junior, Y10 and Y12 pupils with socially distanced regulations in place. You can see some photos and quotes from children on this page.
From September, in line with government advice, all children will be returning to school. We will be in touch with parents regularly to share more detailed information.
We understand that this can be an unsettling time for pupils and if anyone requires emotional support, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The lessons have brought back a bit of normality and a schedule to my daily life —Benny , Year 13
I'm really happy to be back in school because I can see my friends —Pupil, Year 6
Here is some government guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Parents of Y11 and Y13 pupils who would have taken exams have been sent further information about the calculation of results.
Highgate staff, alumni and parents have been involved in many activities to support keyworkers, NHS staff and members of the community who may be struggling. Examples include:
‘We’re impressed by the philanthropy and the outward-facing attitude (lots of volunteering opportunities), and by the scholarly teaching and academic aspiration’
Highgate is both a school and a charity. We are working to ensure that Highgate has the most positive impact possible on our community during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.
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All funds will be split between Highgate’s charitable priorities and directed where the need is greatest, including relief for Highgate families in hardship, our sister school the London Academy of Excellence Tottenham, and other activities such as our DTE department’s PPE production or donations to local food banks or to support key workers.
You can also visit our Highgate@Home blog page, where pupils and staff will be sharing regular features on school life during ‘lockdown.’