About the School

Highgate School is one of the UK’s leading independent day schools with over 450 years of history. They aim to cultivate individual curiosity and intellectual rigour in their students in a caring and open-minded community. 

Highgate was named London Independent School of the Decade by The Sunday Times Schools Guide in 2020.

Notable alumni

Tom Hooper, a television and film director

Freddie Highmore, an actor

Location: London
Age: 4-18
Gender: Co-ed
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Exam Results and University Destinations

In 2021, at GCSE, 65.6% of the grades were 9, 86.5% were 9-8, 96% were 9-7. At A-Level, 66.8% of the grades were A*, 91% were A*-A, and 97.6% were A*-B.

In 2021, 28 leavers successfully went on to Oxbridge, including 14 going on to Cambridge and 14 going on to Oxford.

Extra-Curricular Activities

There are over 150 co-curricular activities, clubs and societies. Recently, new activities such as Origami and Chinese Studies, Yoga and Sporting Top 10 have also been added.

Educational visits are an integral part of Highgate life. Different year groups are offered a range of local, national and international trips. Some destinations include Wales, Hong Kong, China and Uganda.


There are modern learning facilities such as a 200-seat auditorium, ICT suites equipped with the latest technology, and a modern languages block. 

The 23 acres of green space is also filled with cricket, netball and tennis facilities, a gym, and a 25 metre indoor swimming pool.

School Fees

Senior School: £7,840 per term

Junior School: £7,190 per term

Pre-Prep School: £6,790 per term

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