Highgate School A GSG School
- Highgate School
- Head: Mr Adam S Pettitt
- T 020 8347 3564
- F 020 8340 7674
- E admissions@hig…eschool.org.uk
- W www.highgateschool.org.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 11 to 18 with a linked junior school
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Haringey
- Pupils: 1,140
- Religion: Church of England/Christian
- Fees: £19,590 pa
- Open days: Contact Admissions
- Review: View the Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Highgate Junior School
What the Good Schools Guide says..
IBAC – Independence through Buzz, Aspiration and Collaboration - the new acronym around the place. So this is not the school that was, nor the one people think they know. The fabric is radically changing and the character equally so....
What the school says...
Highgate is three schools in one: the Pre-Preparatory School (ages 3-7) and the Junior School (ages 7-11), each with their own Principal, and the Senior School (ages 11-18). The atmosphere is upbeat, ambitious, innovative and liberal. Staff are dynamic, well qualified and demanding.
Girls and boys in roughly equal numbers are admitted at 3+, 7+, 11+, 13+ and 16+ from a diverse range of backgrounds and schools, both state and independent, throughout North London. We provide means-tested bursaries and scholarships (both academic and musical) at 11+, 13+ and 16+; scholarships are honorary.
We aim to be a place for learning and scholarship; a reflective community; an exemplar for the healthy life. In short, a school which values every stage of childhood while preparing pupils intellectually and emotionally for further study and employment.
Each school within the Foundation has its own character but a common purpose and identity. Whenever a pupil arrives, we hope that the key features of the Highgate experience remain the same for her or him: the sense of community, love of learning and independent growth which we believe characterise the Highgate way.
Entrance examinations consist of: 11+ - maths, English & non-VR test. Interviews take place two weeks after the tests. Previous school report is considered. 13+: , tests in English, maths and reasoning in September/October of Year 7; separate scholarship examination in the summer of Year 8 for 13+. ...Read more
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Boys taking Ancient History at an English Independent School (GCSE)
- Best performance by Boys taking Latin at an English Independent School (GCSE)
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What The Good Schools Guide saysIBAC – Independence through Buzz, Aspiration and Collaboration - the new acronym around the place. So this is not the school that was, nor the one people think they know. The fabric is radically changing and the character equally so. This encapsulated in the sane and sensitively individualised approach...
Since 2006, Mr Adam Pettitt MA (40s). Oxford modern and medieval linguist. Taught French and German at Eton, Oundle and Abingdon and was second master at Norwich School, under Jim Hawkins, now head of Harrow – a formidable team. Has French wife and school-age children and is quite the most interesting, eloquent and thought-provoking head this veteran GSG reviewer has met in many a long school visit. Propelled by a sharply focused and incisively articulated moral and educational philosophy, Mr Pettitt is spare, brilliant and energetic.
Special Education Needs
Two well-qualified specialist Learning Support teachers are employed who offer support to small groups and individuals.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|