Travelling to us

Highgate encourages sustainable travel

By bicycle or foot


We encourage pupils to walk, cycle (or scoot) to school to promote less congestion in the area and greener local air!  We have plenty of bike and scooter storage at both school sites, and run a bicycle maintenance club for pupils to make sure they keep their modes of transport safe and in good working order.  Bishopswood Road has a designated cycle area marked out for secure access to the Junior and Pre-prep Schools.

By Highgate School bus

We offer a school bus service for our Junior and Senior School pupils which has cut approximately 80,000 individual car journeys to and from our School.

Six School bus routes are operated independently for Highgate Senior and Junior School pupils, and each vehicle is tracked, allowing parents to see its location via their PC or smartphone.

During the 2021/2022 academic year, we added routes from Islington, Stoke Newington, Highbury, Hornsey, Crouch End, Golders Green and Hampstead Garden Suburb. This has resulted in nearly 10% of pupils using the School bus service. There is further route expansion being planning for the 2022-23 academic year.

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5 gold stars accredited - Highgate School Travel Bus


By Transport for London services

Both our Senior and Junior School buildings have electronic transport information boards providing “real time” data, direct from TfL on tube & bus services in the local area.

Buses – Senior School

  • Buses 143, 214, 263 & 603 stop directly outside the Senior School entrance. The 210 stops 2 minutes walk away in Highgate Village by South Grove
  • 43 and 134 both stop in Archway Road by Southwood Lane, an 8-10 minute walk to the Senior School.
  • The W5 stops on Highgate Hill near Hornsey Lane, an 8-10 minute walk.
  • TfL bus route 4 stops further down Highgate Hill near Magdala Avenue a 10-12 minute walk.

Buses – Junior School & Pre – Prep

  • Buses 210 & 603 stop on Hampstead Lane by Bishopswood Road which is the location of both the Junior School and the Pre – Prep.
  • Buses 143, 214, 263 & 603 stop directly outside the Senior School, a 5 minute walk to the Junior School and the Pre – Prep
  • Buses 143 & 214 stop directly outside the Senior School & by using the path through St. Michaels School and our own School grounds it is a 5 minute walk to the Junior School.


Highgate Tube Station is on The Northern Line (High Barnet Branch). The station is an 8-10 minute walk to the Senior School. The walk to the Junior School is 3-4 minutes more. For further details on tube and bus routes, visit the TfL Journey Planner here.

TfL Overground

The nearest TfL over ground station is Upper Holloway, approximately 16-18 minutes walk to The Senior School.

Fares for Children

All children travel for free on TfL buses with a Zip Oyster Photocard. However, TfL are intending to suspend free travel on buses for those aged 10 -18. No date has been confirmed for this change.


By road

Highgate Village can be approached from the north via the A1 or A1000, and then Highgate North Hill.

From Kentish Town, use Highgate West Hill. From Holloway and the south, use Highgate Hill. From Muswell Hill, use Muswell Hill Road and then Southwood Lane.

For Senior School appointments, a parking space can sometimes be reserved, on request, inside our School gates on North Road.

For the Junior School or Pre-Prep, there is ample street parking available in Broadlands Road. (Except between 10am and midday where restrictions apply). There is some limited (un-restricted) street parking in both Hampstead Lane and Bishopswood Road.

A School Street operates in Bishopswood Road between the junction of Broadlands Road and Hampstead Lane. This is a vehicle-free zone for the safety of our Junior and Pre-Prep pupils. The zone currently operates during term time between 8-9.30am and 3-4.30pm.