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

From the age of 3 to 18, Highgate pupils are taught sports and exercise by specialist coaches and teachers to ensure a high quality experience. Our extensive playing fields are complemented by facilities at the Mallinson Sports Centre, by courts for squash, tennis and Eton Fives, by our all-weather pitch, by our cricket nets, and by our location next to Hampstead Heath.

Blessed with playing fields and space beyond the dreams of other London schools —Good Schools Guide 2019
Sports facilities are extensive and all pupils are taught by sports specialists. —Tatler 2019
Sports and Exercise helps me relax and reflect. —Year 9 Pupil 2020


Our sport and exercise curriculum aims to maximise 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 you develop skills and strength relevant to the sport which, from Year 8, you choose.


The success of our sports programme is reflected in our results with high performing athletes – Highgate currently has 15 pupils competing at national level and 20 at county level – and amongst our many pupils who simply enjoy playing a sport and keeping fit.

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Highgate currently has 15 pupils competing at national level in sport


Highgate currently has 20 pupils competing at county level


Highgate offers more than 20 different sports to pupils, with over 955 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

Highgate offers a high performance programme, and a strength and conditioning programme
Our exciting tours programme includes trips to Barbados, Atlanta, Barcelona and Jersey

Sports facilities

Sports at Highgate

  • Highgate team sports
    • Cricket
    • Eton Fives
    • Football
    • Hockey
    • Tennis
    • Squash
    • Netball
    • Rugby
  • Highgate water sports
    • Kayaking
    • Rowing
    • Sailing
    • Swimming
    • Water Polo
  • Other sports at Highgate
    • Athletics
    • Climbing
    • Cross Country
    • Fencing
    • Dance
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics

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