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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 pupils and 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 2016 results have maintained our consistently high placing in national data tables.

  A* to C grades consistently high at 90% of all exams taken (up from 78% in 2012 and 83% in 2013, 2014 and 2015)  with 70% receiving an A*, A or B grade
  The high attainment of our sixth form students places us in the top 10% 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 theountry.
  Students from Highgate Wood School Sixth Form winning university 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. 

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, to Gary McKinnon, allegedly the biggest computer hacker of all time, and from actresses Scarlett Johnson and Anna Shaffer, to 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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