Highgate School

Highgate School
Highgate crest.jpg
North Road

N6 4AY

TypeIndependent day school
MottoAltiora in Votis
(Latin: 'Higher through prayer')
Religious affiliation(s)Church of England
FounderSir Roger Cholmeley
Local authorityHaringey
HeadAdam Pettitt, M.A.
Staff126 full-time
Age3 to 18
Enrolment1,455 pupils
AffiliationsHMC, IAPS, Eton Group
Former pupilshttp://www.highgateschool.org.uk/

Highgate School, formally Sir Roger Cholmeley's School at Highgate,[1] is a British co-educational independent day school, founded in 1565 in Highgate, London, England. It educates over 1,400 pupils in three sections – Highgate Pre-Preparatory School (ages 3–7), Highgate Junior School (ages 7–11) and the Senior School (11+) – which together comprise the Highgate Foundation. As part of its wider work the charity was from 2010 a founding partner of the London Academy of Excellence and it is now also the principal education sponsor of an associated Academy, the London Academy of Excellence Tottenham, which opened in September 2017.[2] The principal business sponsor is Tottenham Hotspur FC.[3] The charity also funds the Chrysalis Partnership, a scheme supporting 26 state schools in six London boroughs.[4]


The Foundation is governed in accordance with a Charity Commission Scheme dated 1 September 2005 (and amended in 2014).[1] Its governing body consists of 16 members; 4 are nominated (one each by the Universities of Oxford and London, by the Bishop of London, and by the Lord Chief Justice), and the rest are co-opted. The Visitor is Her Majesty the Queen.[5] The Head is assisted by Principals of the pre-prep and junior schools, by deputy heads and a Bursar, in managing the Foundation. The school is a member of HMC and IAPS and is one of the twelve schools of the Eton Group.[6]

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