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There is only a tiny number of London prep schools that offer a more-or-less guaranteed passage to a leading co-ed secondary, and Highgate Junior School is, unsurprisingly, vastly oversubscribed. The co-curricular is dazzling, and pupils have access to all the games facilities of the senior school, so sport is particularly well served. The new CRED system (standing for curiosity, respect, empathy, and determination) underpins the school’s ethos, helping ‘develop character and encourage children to be their best self but not to beat themself up if they fall short’. The award-winning new building is a major draw. ‘The opportunities it provides…

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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

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Since 2022, Philippa Studd, Highgate Junior School’s first female principal. Previously deputy principal (pastoral) and assistant principal (pupils’ personal development). Originally from Lincolnshire, Ms Studd attended state primary and secondary schools, before taking a degree in modern languages (French with Hispanic Studies) at Liverpool. A year in recruitment was followed by teacher training at Liverpool Hope University. Taught French and Spanish to A level at Chesterfield High School in Liverpool before transferring to newly launched independent Radnor House in London, where she became head of languages, then assistant head. Her aim, however, was always to head the prep of an all-through school, so a move to Highgate was a logical next step. ‘It’s my dream job. I love the community and love being part of the whole-school journey.’

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Special Education Needs

Our small learning support department works closely with teachers, parents and outside agencies to support those children who have additional needs. Support is given within the classroom as well as individually and in small groups. Currently we have no children with a statement or EHC Plan.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health Y
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 Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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