St Giles London Highgate


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Minimum age: 14+

  • Safe, fashionable North London suburb, perfect for focused study
  • Friendly medium-sized school with high levels of personal attention
  • Centre of Academic Excellence offering teacher training
  • Only 20 minutes from Central London

St Giles London Highgate provides a beautiful study location in North London, close to Central London with excellent transport links. Local amenities are easily accessible within 15-45 minutes by bus or tube.

 Nestled in a quiet English garden, the school offers a peaceful study environment with a relaxed atmosphere and high academic standards.

Key Facts



Min Age
(See 'Under-18s section' below)

Average Age

Average Class Size
(Maximum 12)


Large English Country Garden 

Outdoor Picnic Area 

Self-Access Study Centre & Library 

Interactive Whiteboards 

Student Computers, tablets &  Wi-Fi

Student Bookshop

Travel Times

Airports: 50-60 mins by train or tube 

Homestay: 15-45 mins by bus or tube

Hotels: 15-30 mins by bus or tube

Residences: 15-20 mins by bus or tube

Nationality Mix Chart

Top 10 countries (plus rest of the world)

Argentina 13%
Japan 11%
Brazil 10%
France 8%
Taiwan 8%
Turkey 8%
Switzerland 7%
Colombia 5%
Korea 4%
Italy 4%
Rest of the World 22%

Figures are based on student population in 2023 and will vary at different times of the year and on different courses.

Learning English in London Highgate

Under 18s at St Giles London Highgate

Our London Highgate school warmly welcomes students aged 14 and above throughout the year. Independent and mature juniors can choose from various courses and stay with carefully selected hosts. For students under 14, we offer custom-made closed-group classes upon request.

While our school is primarily designed for those aged 18 and above, we do not provide 24-hour supervision for those under 18. Parents and guardians are urged to review our Under-18s guidelines before enrolling their child.

Note: From June 27, 2016, students under 18 will have separate classes. However, students aged 16-17 can join Cambridge exam courses alongside students aged 18+.

Please visit our Under 18s pages for these guidelines and more details.

CELTA in London Highgate

St Giles London Highgate offers a full-time course leading to the Cambridge CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). This is a 4-week programme of intensive study which includes observation of experienced teachers, coursework assignments and 6 hours of teaching practice.

The CELTA course runs from Monday to Friday, 9.15-17.30 with a one-hour lunch break and morning and afternoon coffee breaks. Self-study in the evenings and at weekends is required.

Our Students Say

Contact Us

51 Shepherds Hill
Highgate, London N6 5QP
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8340 0828

Student Services: Lucy Wenneker
Accommodation Officer: Matthew Anni
Principal: Andy Gaskins

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