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 4 to 18, all at Highgate are taught sports and exercise by specialist coaches and teachers to ensure a high quality experience. Our 23 acres of green space and playing fields are complemented by facilities at Mallinson Sports, gym, 25 metre indoor pool, courts for squash, tennis and Eton Fives, dance studio, an all-weather pitch, cricket nets, and our location next to Hampstead Heath.

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 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 14 pupils competing at national level and 37 at county level – and amongst our many pupils who simply enjoy playing a sport and keeping fit.

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Highgate currently has 14 pupils competing at national level in sport


Highgate currently has 37 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

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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