• English
    • English (English)
    • Arabic (العربية)
    • French (Français)
    • German (Deutsche)
    • Italian (Italiano)
    • Japanese (日本語)
    • Korean (한국어)
    • Portuguese (Português)
    • Russian (Pусский)
    • Simplified Chinese (简体中文)
    • Traditional Chinese (繁體中文)
    • Spanish (Español)
    • Türkçe (Türkçe)
Students walking in St Giles Highgate (exterior)


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London Highgate entrance (exterior)
Students in class

London Highgate

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

St Giles London Highgate offers students the chance to study in a beautiful, prosperous, green area of North London, only a short distance from the centre of the capital. Our school occupies a beautiful building in the fashionable suburb, and Highgate has excellent transport connections, with central London only 20 minutes away by tube. The local sports, shopping and leisure facilities are excellent and accommodation is on average 15-45 minutes away by bus or tube.

Surrounded by its own quiet English garden, St Giles London Highgate is ideal for learners looking for a peaceful and focused place to study. The welcoming school combines a relaxed atmosphere with high quality teaching and excellent academic standards.


I like the atmosphere in St Giles London Highgate. The teachers are friendly and helpful. My English improves and I can speak English with confidence. We can play and talk to each other in the garden. Every day I feel happy and comfortable in St Giles.

Lin Yuan Su, Taiwan
Testimonial Student Guy


Min Age (See 'Under-18s section' below)
Average Age
Average 10
Class Size* (Maximum 12, 8 for Beginner Courses)
  • Student Café and Conservatory
  • Large English Country Garden
  • Outdoor Picnic Area
  • Self-Access Study Centre and Library
  • Interactive Whiteboards in most classrooms
  • Student Computers, tablets and Free Wi-Fi
  • Student Bookshop
Heathrow: Approx. 50 mins by tube
Gatwick: Approx. 60 mins by train and tube
Homestay: Approx. 15 to 45 mins by bus or tube
Residences: Approx. 15-20 mins by bus or tube
Hotels: Approx. 15-30 mins by bus or tube


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Top 10 countries (plus rest of the world)

Argentina 15%
Switzerland 12%
Brazil 10%
Italy 9%
France 7%
Turkey 6%
Japan 6%
Germany 5%
Taiwan 5%
Russia 3%
49 Countries 22%

Figures are based on student population in 2018 and will vary at different times of the year and on different courses.

Things to do in London Highgate

Under 18s at St Giles

Our London Highgate school currently welcomes students aged 14 or above all year around. Independent, mature juniors can stay with a carefully selected host and choose from the wide range of courses available at Highgate.

In addition, the school can offer closed-group classes to students under  14 which are custom-made. Further information is available on request. 

However, the school is primarily designed for those aged 18 and above, and we do not provide 24-hour supervision for those under 18. We therefore ask that parents and guardians of all students under 18 read and understand our Under-18s guidelines before enrolling their child at our school.

NB: From 27th June 2016, students under the age of 18 will be taught in separate classes. However, if a student aged 16-17 would like to take a Cambridge exam course, he/she will be able to join lessons with students aged 18+. 

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

Contact Us

51 Shepherds Hill
Highgate, London N6 5QP

+44 (0) 20 8340 0828
Student Services: Lucy Wenneker
Accommodation: Alexandra I'anson
Principal: Andy Gaskins