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Welcome to our Junior School

Highgate Junior School is for pupils aged 7-11. We have around 400 pupils, making up Years 3, 4, 5 and 6.

‘Our state-of-the-art building provides a nurturing, happy and friendly environment that encourages both academic excellence and personal development. We want all pupils to believe that there are no glass ceilings to their learning and we aim that all strive to reach their full potential.’

Mark James, Principal

Our broad and creative curriculum is planned around specific learning objectives for every subject area, within each year group. We promote high levels of achievement and effort, ensuring our pupils acquire the academic skills needed. However, we push the boundaries beyond mere acquisition of knowledge: we want our pupils to develop the confidence to investigate and enquire, to solve problems, and to take responsibility for their learning. We aim to enrich the learning experience of our pupils, broadening their social horizons and cultural interests.

Each and every teacher seems to go above and beyond. Junior School Parent
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

NEW 7+ Bursaries

In September 2022 we are expanding our bursary programme to the Junior School, so that children aged 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 our more about donating to our Bursaries click here

Every child should have opportunity to achieve their full potential. Charles, bursary recipientss of 2019
More about inclusion rather than competitiveness. Junior School Parent

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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