We offer a range of sporting opportunities and facilities, plus a unique curriculum and approach to training for all our pupils.

From the age of 4 to 18, all Highgate pupils are taught sport and exercise by specialist coaches and teachers to ensure a high quality experience. Our 23 acres of outdoor space and playing fields are complemented by indoor facilities at our Mallinson Sports Centre with a gym, 25-metre pool, courts for squash, tennis and Eton Fives, dance studio, an all-weather pitch, cricket nets. Our location close to the stunning setting of Hampstead Heath offers a place for walking and cross-country running.

Blessed with playing fields and space beyond the dreams of other London schools —Good Schools Guide
The matches and tournaments are one of the most enjoyable things about Highgate! —Year 11 Pupil 2021
All pupils develop good, and in many pupils exceptional, physical skills. —ISI Report 2021


Our sport and exercise curriculum offers 25 different sporting pathways and aims to maximise pupil participation, promote enjoyment and ensure progression. Sport (one afternoon per week) and Exercise (a double period in Years 7 to 10) are integrated to ensure pupils develop skills and strength relevant to the sport which they choose in Year 8.


The success of our sports programme is reflected in our results with high performing athletes – Highgate currently has 9 pupils competing at National level and 43 at County level – and amongst our many pupils who simply enjoy playing a sport and keeping fit.

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Highgate currently has 9 pupils competing at National level in sport


Highgate currently has 43 pupils competing at County level


Highgate offers 25 different sports to pupils, with over 950 fixtures a year

The SpEx Department has enhanced both of my children’s self confidence and self-worth

We provide early-morning, lunchtime and after-school training

School teams are regularly county or regional champions in a wide range of sports ISI Report - 2021
Our exciting tours programme includes trips to Barbados, Atlanta, Barcelona and Jersey

Sports facilities

Sports at Highgate

  • Highgate team sports
    • Netball
    • Football
    • Athletics
    • Hockey
    • Fives
    • Tennis
    • Squash
    • Cricket
  • Highgate water sports
    • Kayaking
    • Rowing
    • Sailing
    • Swimming
    • Water Polo
  • More sports at Highgate
    • Climbing
    • Touch Rugby
    • Cross Country
    • Fencing
    • Dance and Gymnastics
    • Olympic Weightlifting
    • Cross Training
  • Co-Curricular Sports
    • Basketball
    • Spinning
    • Strength and Conditioning

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