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Highgate School

Address: North Rd, Highgate, London N6 4AY, United Kingdom

Description Highgate School

One of the leading private London schools - Highgate School - accepts students from 3 to 18 years of age for education: British subjects and foreign students. The school works on full-time education and offers a mixed education scheme.

The educational institution was founded in 1565 by the royal charter of Elizabeth I: today the school honours its historical traditions and carefully preserves the memories of the past, combining them with innovative educational methods and modern technical equipment. This helps children to achieve impressive academic results and at the same time to learn in a calm, comfortable, friendly atmosphere.

The structure of Highgate School includes the following units:

  • Pre-Preparatory School (3-7 years)
  • Junior School (7-11 years)
  • Senior School (11-18 years).

There are logical differences between all branches, but everywhere there are common school values: the education of a sense of responsibility and community, a steady motivation for self-development and a desire for new knowledge, personal growth and self-education.

Most often, children arrive at the age of 3, 7, 11, 13 and 16 - mostly British children from families living nearby.

The "house system" is adopted in the educational institution: all the children are divided into house groups (each run by Housemaster along with their assistants), and various contests, quizzes, competitions in the creative, sports or academic spheres take place between them.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Highgate School

Program name
from 6 600 £ / term


Program is designed for pupils of 14-16 years, completing the course of incomplete secondary education. The GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) certificate is typical for Great Britain and Northern Ireland: it provides an opportunity to continue education in the Sixth Form and further to enter universities.

The list of compulsory subjects (both for studying and for delivery) includes the following:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • English literature
  • Modern foreign languages
  • Exact sciences
  • Natural Sciences.

Optional disciplines can be selected from the following list:

  • Foreign languages ​​(German, Russian, Chinese, Spanish)
  • Classical languages ​​(Latin and Greek)
  • Classical civilization
  • Religious studies
  • Art
  • Drama and theater
  • History
  • Music
  • Geography
  • Design.
from 7 200 £ / term


The program of pre-university education, is designed for students 16-18 years (graduation classes, Sixth Form). A-level implies studying for 2 academic years.

The program is considered the "gold standard" of British education: it is complex and thorough, intensive - but the A-level certificate gives the graduate the right to enter even the best, most prestigious universities without additional entrance examinations.

The students choose all subjects for the personal curriculum on their own - there are 24 variants in general. The first course offers 4-5 subjects, the second of which remains only 3-4, which are surrendered in the exam. As a rule, at this educational stage, students already clearly understand which faculty and specialty they are most interested in, and can focus on studying of the most priority disciplines in order to increase their chances of enrollment.

In addition, high school students undergo a special program called Critical Method (development of critical and analytical thinking, independence).

Subjects, specialties, faculties and sport

Subjects list : ancient history, art, biology, chemistry, Chinese, Classical civilization, design and technology, drama, economics, engineering, English, English literature, French, geography, german language, Greek language, Gujarati, healthy lifestyle, history, humanitarian sciences, Information Technology, Italian language, Japanese, Latin language, maths, music, Natural Sciences, philosophy, physical Culture, physics, Policy and government, Religious studies, Russian language, Spanish
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Events Highgate School

Physical development and sport are one of the main priorities in the development of Highgate School students. Throughout the entire period of study, students are engaged in sports both within the framework of the main program and at additional electives and sections.

A lot of extracurricular activities, creative studios and clubs (more than 35 work on an ongoing basis) enable each student to show their talents and ability - for everyone there is an activity to taste and character:

  • Cinema
  • Astronomy
  • Business
  • Music
  • Anthropology
  • Jewelry
  • Modern foreign languages ​​
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Art
  • Chess
  • Drama and theater
  • Medicine
  • Debate
  • History of art
  • Politics
  • History
  • Beekeeping
  • Poetry
  • Discussions
  • Cars
  • Economics
  • Meteorology
  • Biology.

Each club is supervised by a teacher - a recognized specialist in his field of knowledge.

Exciting trips and excursions are organized regularly, including abroad. Students can participate in student exchanges, visit other countries as part of sport or creative teams, go on orientation tours with the culture and history of other countries.

Equipment Highgate School

The school campus is located in the north of London, in the center of the prestigious and quiet Highgate district, almost in the huge forest park area of ​​Hampstead Heath. Such a successful territorial location allows students to enjoy peace and quiet, measured atmosphere, clean nature and at the same time to have access to modern infrastructure and urban conditions.

The Highgate School campus is divided into several parts, corresponding to the age of the students and the educational stage, as well as the direction of the classes:

  • High school students are mainly engaged in Hilltop (located on North Road);
  • Design and art lessons, sports are held at the Mills Center (at Bishopswood Road, there is also a common dining area).

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The course price already includes:

  • Studying on the selected course (1 academic year - 3 terms)
  • Teaching aids, books and materials
  • Leisure and recreational activities, excursions.

The following components are paid additionally:

  • Registration fee (non-refundable)
  • Tuition fee (not refundable) 
  • Lunches
  • Examination fees
  • Additional excursions, trips and events (optional)
  • Individual academic / language lessons (optional)
  • Round trip airfare
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Consular fee (to be paid at the Embassy)
  • Visa fees and services, translation and document verification
  • Compulsory medical insurance.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 150 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 3000 GBP

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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