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Highgate state primary school

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ElkMoose Tue 19-Aug-08 09:51:08

Hi. We're considering moving to Highgate and wondered if anyone had any knowledge of Highgate primary school - the state one not private. It seems to have good SATS and a good Ofsted, but what I have gleaned from other mums in the area is that people aim to go to St Michael's or private, and that its quite undersubscribed. We're not CoE, so I guess Highgate primary would be the state option. Does anyone have children there, and are they happy and learning well? Why isn't it more popular?

kdk Tue 19-Aug-08 18:31:36


I didn't know it was under-subscribed and am actually quite surprised. I've always heard that it's a good school and know quite a few people whose kids go/went there and loved it.

In fact, if my two hadn't got into the school they start at in September, I would have tried getting them into Highgate primary although it's just over the borough border.

It seems to be a very inclusive, liberal school ie kids do yoga and think they have joint classes with school for deaf kids that is on same site?

hopefully someone with more knowledge than me will be along soon


isgrassgreener Wed 20-Aug-08 05:42:57

I have known several children who have been very happy, they can be undersubscribed, but it seems to be more in the top end of the school, as there is a bit of a problem getting into good secondary schools, so lots of people move.
There is a new headmaster starting in September, he was previously the deputy head at Rhodes Avenue in Muswell Hill.

ElkMoose Wed 20-Aug-08 10:49:34

Thanks for your replies - that's encouraging. I guess its not technically undrsubscribed, only that the catchment is 1.5 miles compared to 0.3 for a lot of the others.

kdk Wed 20-Aug-08 13:46:52

Could be because a lot of parents in the immediate area send their kids to Channing/Highgate or St Michael's C of E. As I said, I've never heard of any problems/issues with Highgate Primary itself

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