Beyond the classroom

We pride ourselves on the enthusiastic way that our pupils engage with our extensive programme of co-curricular activities.

In the Pre-Prep School, we offer a wide range of clubs and activities that will appeal to our youngest pupils and make their first experience of school not only fun and exciting, but one that helps them build friendships, confidence and a sense of independence.

We are exceptionally fortunate when it comes to sport at Highgate with extensive facilities and excellent staff.

We ensure each Pre-Prep class visits at least one place of interest, each term, connected to their classroom projects.

Across Highgate, we aim to inspire our pupils to think creatively. This goes beyond the classroom, with exciting co-curricular opportunities in all of the creative arts – music, drama, and art.

At Highgate, our co-curricular offerings continue to evolve and develop in response to the changing needs of our pupils and the world around us.

Download our Pre-Prep Co-Curricular Booklet


We aim to undertake at least one visit or trip per term, connected to the termly projects that all our Pre-Prep classes follow to add to our learning experience.

Previous trips include:

  • Royal Gunpowder Mills
  • Tolmer’s Scout Camp
  • Royal Albert Hall
  • Tower of London
  • Kenwood House


Our Pre-Prep pupils can choose to take part in a wide range of clubs during lunchtime and after-school. Our most popular examples include:

  • Football Club
  • Gardening Club
  • Litter picking Club
  • Philosophy Club
  • Choir and Drama Club
  • Lego Club
  • Scooting Club
  • Chess Club


Throughout the school year, our pupils and staff support a number of different charities, with fundraising events including Children in Need, Sport Relief and donations to local food banks.

All Highgate pupils take part in a biennial sponsored walk, which raises in the region of £80,000 for several charities nominated by each school. The Pre-Prep’s chosen charity for 2023-24 is the David Nott Foundation, that help to save lives in countries affected by conflict and catastrophe.



Our Pre-Prep pupils take part in a range of events throughout the year, ranging from Harvest Festival in our Michaelmas term, a Christmas show in December and a Summer term show.

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