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Highgate’s success depends on the quality of our teaching and support staff.

Working at Highgate is an opportunity to be part of a vibrant, diverse and welcoming community. We currently employ around 650 people who work together maintain and develop our outstanding School.

Our attractive North London location is a short distance from central London and adjacent to Hampstead Heath. Transport links include good bus routes and the Northern line of the Underground, meaning central London is just twenty minutes away.

We provide full induction and support for new staff to ensure a smooth transition for all. We encourage our employees to further develop their personal skill set, so frequently help fund independent study courses.

Highgate staff are welcoming, supportive, and always put the pupils' wellbeing first —Mr Zucker, Deputy Principal, Pre-Prep
A dynamic and progressive culture. With yoga lessons, access to the pool and healthy lunches —Miss Knight, Communications, Support Staff
Just so many nice people —Mr Pullan, Head of Lower School
Many rewarding opportunities and a culture of connectedness, where your expertise can truly shine —Mr Eltman, Graphic Designer, Support Staff
A fun, collaborative and forward-thinking environment with a real sense of community —Ms Studd, Deputy Principal (Pastoral), Junior School
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  • Pension contribution
  • Induction, support and personal development
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Family-friendly policies
  • Complimentary lunch in our Dining Hall
  • Free access, at stipulated times, to our extensive sports facilities including our swimming pool and yoga classes
  • Friendly staff common room and active programme of social activities
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Access to borrow books from our library

Joining Highgate as a teacher

As a teacher at Highgate, you will be joining a team of intelligent professionals who are committed to academic excellence and the highest standards of pastoral care. Their subject knowledge, dedication and inspiring guidance enable our pupils to discover and pursue intellectual passions, take risks and develop a love for learning as a way of living. Teachers come from a wide range of professional backgrounds and our Common Room is characterised by warm, informal relations.

Pupil wellbeing is at the heart of our thinking and staff are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of ​each child and young person at Highgate. All teaching staff are given a pastoral role, for example as a tutor, and are expected to lead and participate in the popular programme of co-curricular activities where teachers’ enthusiasm and expertise are highly valued.

Our School site is an attractive and welcoming location, with modern facilities such as our state-of-the-art Junior School, dynamic Mills Centre for Art and Design, and beautiful Martin Gilbert Library.

Dr Repetto
Dr Silver, Director of Wellbeing

Joining Highgate as support staff


Working at Highgate as support staff means being part of a dynamic and inclusive organisation that is making a difference to the lives of young people.

At Highgate, we recognise the value of staff wellbeing, which we promote by encouraging a strong work-life balance, trying our best to support flexible working requests, providing nutritious food choices, and offering access to sporting facilities. We also encourage an open culture throughout our School, with our directors having an open-door policy and regular staff surveys.

We encourage our support staff to be continuously engaged in their role by providing opportunities to participate in the wider life of our School, such as taking part in trips or societies and involvement in partnership projects.

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Completing your application


When completing your online application form, if you have any questions please contact the HR team

If you need technical assistance with the form, please email our recruitment support provider and include the advert reference in the subject line. Alternatively, please call 01509 236 434 for assistance.