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Welcome to our Senior School

Highgate Senior School is for pupils
aged 11-18. We have over 1,220 pupils,
from Years 7 to 13.

We want our pupils to enjoy their childhood to the full, to develop and pursue their academic and co-curricular passions, and to lead fulfilling, exciting lives as thoughtful and open-minded young adults.

Adam Pettitt, Head

In 2020, an unprecedented year, A level pupils received their results twice during August’s exam fiasco. Following the Government’s U-turn on algorithm-based grades, GCSE pupils, along with Year 13 pupils, have now been awarded Center Assessed Grades.

We enjoyed record success for 2019 with both Year 11 and Sixth Form, with results that placed Highgate firmly in the top academic tier of UK independent schools.

Most teaching takes place on our North Road site, in the heart of Highgate Village. Here Victorian buildings, such as our Chapel, Central Hall classrooms and Sir Martin Gilbert Library, sit alongside modern facilities like our 200-seat auditorium and dedicated recital space, science laboratories, modern language classrooms, and ICT suites. Pupils have lessons in art, design, engineering and technology at our Mills Centre, in Bishopswood Road.

Head’s blog

a rare and magical combination of the high-flying and the humble Good Schools Guide 2019
the overall vibe is very down to earth and low key Good Schools Guide 2019
a first class, modern education to those lucky enough to land there. Good Schools Guide 2019
Chapel Quad Line Drawing

of all Highgate GCSE entries
were graded A* in 2020
(or new numerical equivalent)


Highgate pupils learn
a musical instrument


Highgate pupils took part
in DoE in 2019-20

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A day in the life of our Senior School

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