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Welcome to our Junior School

Highgate Junior School is for pupils aged 7-11. We have around 440 pupils, making up Years 3, 4, 5 and 6.

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If you’re interested in joining us in September 2025 or later, please click the button below to leave your details so we can:

  • Let you know about opportunities to visit us and when applications open
  • Send you information to assist you with making your decision
  • Keep you up to date with school news and activities

Please review our admissions policy and criteria for entry before making your application.

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Highgate Junior School

‘From the moment you step foot inside our bright and well-resourced building, you will feel the buzz of excitement from our pupils ringing through the corridors. At the heart of our school is a nurturing environment where pupils feel happy, safe and secure so that they can fulfil their potential academically, socially and emotionally and be their very best selves.’

Philippa Studd, Principal

We pride ourselves on providing an innovative curriculum which challenges our pupils to be curious, creative and brave in their learning. Our timetable is designed to incorporate both an intellectually rigorous approach to studies alongside skills-based learning. We aim for our pupils to develop a genuine love of learning whilst acquiring a knowledge of how they learn, how to take responsibility for their learning and how to apply their skills and knowledge in a variety of different contexts. We want to nurture in our pupils how to be a reflective and proactive member of the community with a sense of social responsibility and a deep understanding and appreciation of the wide range of heritages, cultures and backgrounds in our diverse society.

Philippa Studd, Principal
The best thing is the people because they’re fun, kind and nice. Ziggy, Y4 Pupil
Fantastic new building which is a dream educational setting full of light and space. Junior School Parent
Almost all skip up the hill to Highgate School, delighted to have dodged the 11+ process. Good Schools Guide
I enjoy helping children to settle into the School and feel part of our community. Rory Sands, Y3 Teacher and Head of House

7+ Bursaries

In September 2022, we introduced our bursary programme to the Junior School, so that children aged 7+ can benefit from a Highgate education.

Our bursaries 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 a 7+ Bursary click here

To find our more about donating to our Bursaries click here

Every child should have opportunity to achieve their full potential. Charles, bursary recipient of 2019
More about inclusion rather than competitiveness. Junior School Parent
Everyone is so supportive, and you can never feel lonely. Junior School Pupil

Pupils, aged 7 – 11


“The most impressive junior school building we’ve ever seen.”— The Good Schools Guide


General teaching classrooms

Highgate People

Meet some of our Junior School pupils

Meet the pupils

Listen to our pupils talk through their experiences of making new friends and learning with new teachers when they first joined the School.

A day in the life of our Junior School

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