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About our alumni

All former Highgate pupils – otherwise known as OCs – automatically become members of The Cholmeleian Society, joining a group of over 6,000 alumni across the world.

‘Welcome back! I love re-connecting with alumni, and seeing alumni re-connect with each other, at our many events. We are fortunate in being able to work with, and draw upon support from, our large, knowledgeable OC community.’

Stuart Evans, Head of Alumni Relations

Highgate Connect is our dedicated website for OCs to get in touch with each other, book tickets for events, share their latest news and find out what’s going on at Highgate – join the conversation now!

Highgate Connect

The Cholmeleian Society helps our OCs keep in touch with each other and Highgate, offering social events, networking and careers mentoring. We post our annual The Cholmeleian magazine and send event invitations by email and social media, so please ensure we have your up-to-date contact details.

The Cholmeleian Society

Visit us! We are always delighted to meet OCs and offer tours of our School. Please contact us at in advance, so one of the Alumni and Development team can meet you.

OC News


In 1565, the school day began at 7am with prayers, with lunch from 11am to 1pm, and ended at 5pm (6pm in the summer) with more prayers.


Highgate has been home to two Poet Laureates – Nicholas Rowe and John Betjeman were both pupils. In fact, poet TS Eliot taught John Betjeman whilst working at Highgate in 1916.


Our Dramatic Society was founded in 1934 and an annual Highgate play swiftly became the norm. We now have six major drama productions a year.

OC of the month


Each month we showcase an OC, to demonstrate the breadth of experiences amongst our alumni community, and to inspire our current pupils with the fascinating variety of career paths taken by more recent OCs. Don’t forget to nominate yourself, or a friend, to be OC of the month!


Nominate an OC

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