Consistently outperforming over three quarters of other sixth forms nationally

Welcome to Highgate Wood School Sixth Form.

Highgate Wood School is a mixed comprehensive school in Crouch End, North London. The school has approximately 1500  students of whom 250 are in the sixth form. Most of our Sixth Form students come from Highgate Wood School but an increasing number of students are joining us from elsewhere.
We are a high-performing sixth form, above the national average for achievement. Our 2017 results have maintained our consistently high placing in national data tables.

  • A* to C grades consistently high at 87% of all exams taken in 2017 (previously 78% in 2012 and 83% in 2013, 2014 and 2015 and 90% in 2016) with 62% receiving an A*, A or B grade
  • The high attainment of our sixth form students places us amongst the top rank of sixth form providers nationally in terms of progress and value added performance. That means students at Highgate Wood School Sixth Form achieve better than they would do if they had attended most other schools or colleges in the country.
  • Students from Highgate Wood School Sixth Form winning university and art college places across the country including at Russell Group universities: Oxford, Cambridge, Manchester, Bristol, Sheffield, Leeds, Birmingham, Newcastle, Cardiff, Liverpool, LSE, Southampton and Nottingham, Kings College.
  •  Students from Highgate Wood School pursuing a huge a variety of courses and careers from criminology to computer science, philosophy to pharmacy, engineering to English literature.


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Highgate Wood School has been involved in the education of some very remarkable individuals. From Robert Peston, the BBC's business editor who played a key role in breaking the banking crisis story and Gary McKinnon, allegedly the biggest computer hacker of all time, to  actresses Scarlett Johnson and Anna Shaffer, the famous English footballer Laurie Cunningham, the fashion designer Ozwald Boateng and the singer Sonique, Highgate Wood School has had a part to play.
The Evening Standard declared Highgate Wood School among the "six of the best London comprehensives" because of our alumni's achievements, and we continue to educate some extraordinary students and nurture some incredible talents.
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