Highgate School

Highgate School
Highgate crest.jpg
Motto Altiora in Votis
( Latin: "Higher through prayer")
Established 1565
Type Independent day school
Religion Church of England
Head Adam Pettitt, M.A.
Founder Sir Roger Cholmeley
Location North Road
N6 4AY
Local authority Haringey
DfE URN 102163 Tables
Staff 126 full-time
Students 1455
Gender Mixed
Ages 3–18

Maroon, Navy and Green

Affiliations HMC, IAPS, Eton Group
Former pupils Old Cholmeleians
Website 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 1400 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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