Cholmeleian Society

Former Highgate pupils automatically become members of The Cholmeleian Society, joining a tradition dating back to 1893

The Cholmeleian Society helps our alumni keep in touch with each other and stay connected to Highgate. We offer:

  • an extensive calendar of social events
  • a large programme of different networking activities
  • 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 via our OC update form.

Richard Brewster is our current OC President and Highgate’s Campaign Director is Secretary to the OC Society. If you have questions or would like more information, please get in touch.


Highgate School Choir became the first school choir
to sing at a Prom


We are fortunate in having an active OC Business Section, which organises networking events, talks and informal dinners for our alumni. Jon Polledri is our current OCBS Chair. If you have questions or would like more information, please get in touch.


We have a number of thriving OC sports clubs, with teams for football, netball, cricket and golf that play and socialise regularly. These teams are always looking for new sporting talent, whether you recently left Highgate or haven’t played in years! If you would like to find out more, please get in touch.


We hope your time at Highgate was informative and important, helping you in your future endeavours. Now you are an OC, you may feel you are in a position to give back to Highgate. There are many important ways in which our OCs can get involved and support Highgate:

  • You can volunteer to support our extensive careers programme for current Highgate pupils and partner schools.
  • You can volunteer your time to support our innovative Chrysalis Partnership Programme that makes a difference to the lives of thousands across London.
  • You can join many other OCs by making a donation towards Highgate’s bursary programme, or to our partnership teaching work’

Please visit our get involved webpages to find out more about getting involved and supporting Highgate as an OC.

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