Highgate School

Haringey, United Kingdom

Location: Haringey, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 3 - 19 years

About Highgate School

Established in 1565, Highgate is now one of the UK’s leading co-educational independent schools, with around 1,700 pupils aged 3-18.

Academic excellence

Academic standards at Highgate remain high, as our most recent exam results demonstrate. In 2018, 73.7% of all our GCSE entries were graded A* (or new numerical equivalent), and 92.2% were A or A*. A quarter of our Year 11 were awarded ten A* grades, with a further 24% receiving nine A*s, meaning almost half our year group had at least nine A*s each. 

Within our Sixth Form, in 2018, 39.1% of all our exam entries were awarded an A* at A level (or Pre-U equivalent) and 75.8% were A* or A. In addition, 34 pupils were awarded three A* or more. 

In 2018, a Highgate record of 32 pupils took up places at either Cambridge or Oxford, and the vast majority entered elite Russell Group universities (83% of all applicants). Others joined prestigious medical schools, top tier US and Canadian colleges, and European universities. 

Beyond the classroom

Alongside their studies, Highgate pupils are offered a wide range of co-curricular activities which enhance both their childhood experience and their future aspirations. We are also exceptionally fortunate when it comes to sport with extensive facilities, excellent staff and a wide range of activities available. 

At Highgate, we encourage social responsibility through our charity work, both locally and further afield. For example, we are the principal education sponsor for the London Academy of Excellence Tottenham and support Great Lakes High School in Uganda. 


Our School is situated in one of the most attractive and popular areas of North London, a short distance from central London and adjacent to Hampstead Heath. We endeavour to be a sustainable school and are well served by good public transport links. 


Our Head, Mr Adam Pettitt, leads our Senior School and is also responsible for the overall direction of our Pre-Preparatory and Junior Schools. 

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Address: North Road, Highgate, London, N6 4AY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8340 1524
What people say about us

“Pupils praise the community feel, the high-energy bustle, the fact that everyone finds their niche”

- Tatler 2018

“Blessed with playing fields and space beyond the dreams of other London schools”

- Good Schools Guide 2018

“Pastoral care is one of the jewels in Highgate’s crown”

- Tatler 2018
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