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We hope you and your family are staying safe and well.
Highgate’s charitable work is continuing, look to meet the evolving needs of our community in the face of this unprecedented challenge.
We have 90 pupils in receipt of means-tested bursary awards. All necessary steps were taken to ensure they are were well-equipped for remote learning, and Highgate will be taking extra care to support them through the coming weeks.
We are in close contact with our partner school, LAE Tottenham, to ensure their students are fully supported. Students are continuing their education remotely, when needed, students were provided laptops, funded in 2018-19 by Highgate donors.
We are a part of our community, and keen to offer our support where we can. 280 pairs of safety goggles have been to be donated to the Whittington Hospital by Highgate’s Science Department, as a helping hand and thank you to all of the nurses and doctors working on the frontline. Before the Highgate’s closure, 200 bars of soap were also made by the pupils in the DTE department, and gifted to staff. We have also donated food that from our Dining Hall to a local food bank, which will support those in our community who need it most.
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We run a range of activities across our Senior School to support pupils in making informed choices about future careers. We are unique in having a dedicated member of staff with the time and knowledge to support our pupils and arrange our year-long careers programme.
We are always keen to hear from people able to offer their expertise and knowledge to support our careers programme. Perhaps you can attend our annual careers fair, offer mentoring or work experience to pupils, or give a talk about your area of employment? Our Careers and Employability Specialist would love to hear from you!
We recognise that parents can form strong bonds while their children are at Highgate.
For current parents/carers, we have two active parents’ associations – Highgate School Parents’ Association (HSPA) for our Senior School and Highgate Pre-Prep and Junior Schools Parents’ Association (HSPPJSPA). Could you help organise key events or be a class rep? Our associations would love to hear from you!
To support past parents, we launched our Past Parents’ Association in 2015. Would you like to maintain your involvement with school life in the years after your children have left Highgate? Our PPA would love to hear from you!
Our innovative Chrysalis Partnership Programme includes different projects with over 50 partner schools across London boroughs. Many projects involve current Highgate staff and pupils, but can also be supported by volunteers from our parents, OCs and friends.
For example, our “Better Reading Partners” initiative sees volunteers spend an hour (or more) reading with children at local state schools. This helps primary, secondary and special needs pupils develop a love of literature, whilst consolidating key reading skills. This project is highly rewarding for volunteers and has contributed to a rise in reading standards for children. Could you make a regular weekly commitment to get involved at one of our partner schools? Our Chrysalis Partnership Programme team would love to hear from you!
As part of our 1565 foundation, Highgate was granted land and a title but no endowment to run the School. We are therefore not a wealthy school and 95% of our income comes from fees. Donations help us achieve our core aims by funding bursaries, supporting our Chrysalis Partnership Programme, and enhancing our buildings and educational environment. Are you able to support our charitable aims with a donation? Our Development Office would be happy to talk about this further with you!
We raise funds to extend educational opportunities to children both within and beyond our walls by offering bursaries and by sharing our teachers, and working in partnership with a network of over 50 state schools.
Director of Inclusion
Being Head of Westgate alongside running sports teams and working within the development office enables me to forge strong relations across the foundation and beyond.
Head of House - Westgate
By regularly updating our donors on the impact of their support, I’m fortunate to see how their generosity helps provide life-changing experiences to bright children whose parents would not otherwise be able to send them to Highgate.
I work across Alumni relations and Fundraising. It’s exciting to be involved in the breadth of events we offer the OC community, as well as bearing witness to the life changing impact of Highgate’s Bursary program.
I’m keen to encourage OCs of all generations to remain in touch with Highgate. As ever, we are grateful to so many OCs who help by giving valuable careers advice to pupils from Highgate and our partner schools.
Head of Alumni Relations and Senior Teacher
I really believe in our purpose: creating educational opportunities for children, at Highgate and elsewhere. Talking to supporters about how their help makes a difference is the most enjoyable aspect of my job!