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
Colour(s)Maroon, Navy and Green              
AffiliationsHMC, IAPS, Eton Group
Former pupilshttp://www.highgateschool.org.uk/

Highgate School, formally Sir Roger Cholmeley's School at Highgate,[1] is a British coeducational independent 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 a new Academy, the London Academy of Excellence Tottenham, opening in September 2017.[2] The principal business sponsor is Tottenham Hotspur F.C..[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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