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Welcome to our Pre-Prep

Highgate Pre-Preparatory School is for pupils aged 3-7. We have over 150 pupils, from Nursery to Reception.

“We absolutely believe that for a child to learn, they have to be happy and secure coming into school. And so for us, our central aim is that each child skips through the door with a smile on their face and feels happy in the Pre-Prep. That comes before anything else.”

Katie Giles, Principal

Highgate Pre-Prep is currently for pupils aged 3 – 7, and we have around 150 pupils within our Nursery and Reception classes, and Years 1 and 2. However, from September 2021, entry to our Pre-Prep will be at 4+ (Reception), rather than 3+ (Nursery).

Head of Highgate School Pre-Prep Katie Giles

Our Pre-Prep is based on Bishopswood Road in Highgate, in a light, airy and colourful building. We overlook the open spaces of our sports grounds and have our own playground, which was enlarged in 2016. At that time, four of our classrooms were refurbished and enlarged, creating a separate music room and learning support room. Our School medical centre is next door, with our nurse available for any queries.

Our pupils are closely supervised at all times and a friendly, tolerant and mutually supportive atmosphere is promoted across our Pre-Prep.

‘My son reports back excitedly each day on what he has learnt. He is also throwing himself into activities such as music, drama, and PE – all of which are taught with enthusiasm and a great sense of fun.’


—Pre-Prep parent, 2019

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