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Teenager airlifted to hospital after stabbing near school 

12 Jun

The attack happened outside the William Ellis School in Highgate around lunchtime today, although the school says those involved were not pupils.


School considering letting boys wear skirts with uniform 

14 May

Boys may be allowed to wear skirts at Highgate School, in Highgate, north Londonbr /(Picture: PA) A private school in north London is considering letting boys wear skirts.


How V.I.P.s like to R.I.P. – The grave attractions of the rich and famous 

31 Mar

As George Michael is laid to rest in an exclusive area of Highgate Cemetery, here are some more famous - and infamous - grave attractions...


George Michael’s final resting place revealed – and public will NOT be allowed to visit grave 

30 Mar

The superstar singer has been buried in Highgate West cemetery, which is only accessible on guided tours - and his grave is not included...


George Michael’s lover Fadi Fawaz races to London funeral 

30 Mar

Andrew Ridgeley and Helen 'Pepsi' DeMacque-Crockett were among the mourners seen arriving at Highgate Cemetery, north London, for the 2pm service.


George Michael funeral ‘will take place in 30-seat chapel’ 

19 Mar

The pop superstar is expected to be laid to rest alongside his mother Lesley in Highgate West Cemetery, north London, next week.


George Michael knew his ‘days were numbered’ claims medics 

19 Mar

Simeon Niel-Asher, who treated George, 53, at his Highgate mansion in north London just three weeks before his death, claimed George 'somehow knew' that he was going to die.


George Michael ‘leaves £10m London mansion to his sister’ 

13 Mar

Melanie Panayiotou, 55, is thought to have moved into the luxurious Highgate mansion in north London as preparations for the star's 'heartfelt and intimate funeral' get underway.


George Michael’s Highgate mansion used for gay porn 

26 Feb

A source has claimed two gay porn films were shot at his north London property without his knowledge in August 2011 and in 2012, when George and Fadi were abroad.


Highgate Cemetery reveals identities of all 160,000 buried corpses for first time 

25 Jan

The mysteries of those who lie beneath the graves of Highgate Cemetery could finally be solved as the entire catalogue of burial records goes public for the first time.


Thousands of George Michael fans back petition for life-sized statue of star near Highgate home 

15 Jan

Almost 3,000 people have backed calls for a George Michael statue to be built outside the late stars north London home.


George Michael ‘will be buried beside his mother’ at family’s private plot in Highgate Cemetery 

28 Dec

The star, whose homes have been flooded with tributes since his death on Christmas Day, is said to have been devastated since the death of his mother Lesley Panayiotou (right) to cancer in 1997.


Fans gather at singer George Michael’s Highgate home following his death on Christmas Day. 

26 Dec

Grieving fans began gathering tonight outside the Highgate home of singer George Michael who has died at the age of 53.


Spookiest places in the UK mapped with hot spots for ghosts, UFOs and unsolved murders 

27 Oct

From The Highgate Vampire to the black dog of Bunting Nook we look at some of the scariest places in country with Halloween around the corner...


World-famous popstar, 22, drops in for a kickabout with London schoolchildren  

12 Oct

Megastar Justin Bieber, 22, who is worth an estimated £165million, turned up at Highgate School in north London today to play football with some shocked pupils.


Spectacular images of the abandoned Highgate station in London 

1 Aug

Highgate station opened in 1867 as part of the Great Northern Railway's line between Finsbury Park and Edgware, in the north of the capital.


Urgent police appeal to find ‘vulnerable’ retired bus driver who has gone missing 

13 May

Police are searching for a “missing and vulnerable” retired bus conductor with links to Golders Green and Highgate.


Someone’s trying to rent out a toilet for £3,000 a month 

11 Apr

The location of the toilet in Highgate (Picture: Google Street View) A rare opportunity has emerged to buy a special piece of real estate in Highgate, North London.


Financier slams 'environmental extremists' who object to basement dig plans under his £2m Highgate home 

31 Mar

A millionaire financier who wants to build a mega-basement underneath his £2 million Highgate home today branded critics of the scheme environmental extremists.


Highgate Vampire: Can you help resolve 46-year-old supernatural mystery? 

17 Feb

Victims of the ‘Highgate Vampire’ are being sought to finally resolve the 46-year-old supernatural mystery.


London’s biggest gay sauna to be demolished to make way for a luxury hotel 

4 Feb

Chariots in Shoreditch is London’s biggest gay sauna It’s the end of an era.


A transgender role model 

17 Dec

It has been a whirlwind year for Highgate actress Rebecca Root, and she is fast becoming one of the most famous faces of the transgender community.


Ammunition found between Highgate and Muswell Hill 

27 Nov

Police are investigating after live ammunition was discovered in Parkland Walk.


Schoolmaster’s Diary book remembers Andrew Szydlo’s career at Highgate School 

26 Nov

The collection by Andrew Szydlo, 66, includes dozens of images which show how Highgate School in north London has changed since 1975.


Parents driven ‘bonkers’ over tutoring, warn head teachers 

21 Nov

Children are given excessive tutoring as parents seek to push them to the top of their class, says heads of Westminster and Highgate schools...


Jamie Oliver aims to fork out extra £3MILLION to give new London pad a facelift 

8 Oct

Celebrity chef plotting revamp of 17th Century mansion in Highgate he bought for 8.7million...


Four Rooms art dealer’s Twitter rant against Highgate Cafe Rouge’s plastic plants 

6 Oct

As a celebrity art dealer, Jeff Salmon appreciates the finer things in life – so he has no time for plastic flowers.


Charlie and Lola author Lauren Child signs books for Highgate pupils 

5 Oct

The author of popular children’s book series...


Young explorer fights to save threatened Antarctic 

3 Oct

A young explorer returned from an expedition to the Antarctic to share his experiences with a Highgate audience.


Swan-shaped squash takes centre stage at Highgate Horticultural Society’s Autumn Show 

29 Sep

An unusual swan-shaped squash was the talking point of the Highgate Horticultural Society’s Autumn Show.


Highgate church parishioners open up homes to Syrian refugees 

24 Sep

Parishioners of a Highgate church have offered to open up their homes to Syrian refugees fleeing civil war.


Hyperlocal & blogs

25/6/17 

25 Jun

Cask Electric Bear – Laid Back 3.7% table beer £3.80 Five Points 4.8% Railway Porter £3.90 Siren Soundwave 5.6% IPA £4.20 Moor So’Hop 4.1% Ultra Pale Ale £.90 One Mile End Juicy 4PM 4.9% Pale Ale £3.90 Five Points Pale 4.4% £3.90 Uley Bitter 4.0% £3.90 ...


Jackson’s Lane subsumes Highgate 22nd June 6:30 pm 

21 Jun

PUBLIC CONSULTATION 22 nd  JUNE 11am and 6:30 pm at Jacksons Lane and then at Highgate Library HLAG STATEMENT… Time: June 22, 2017 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm Location:Jackson's Lane Website or Map: https://www.


Jackson’s Lane subsumes Highgate 22nd June 11 am 

21 Jun

PUBLIC CONSULTATION 22 nd  JUNE 11am and 6:30 pm at Jacksons Lane and then at Highgate Library HLAG STATEMENT… Time: June 22, 2017 from 11am to 12pm Location:Jackson's Lane Website or Map: https://www.


21/6/17 

21 Jun

Cask Electric Bear – Laid Back 3.7% table beer £3.80 Wylam Cascade 4.1% APA £3.90 COMING SOON! COMING SOON! Uley Bitter 4.0% £3.90 Siren Yulu 3.6% Loose Leaf Pale Ale £3.90 Five Points 4.8% Railway Porter £3.90 Bristol Beer Factory Independence 4.6% £3.


Highgate Library relocation to a spot in Jackson’s Lane 

21 Jun

There is a useful blog on the Crouch End Neighbourhood Forum  (CENF) website about a plan to move Highgate Library from its present location (1 Shepherd's Hill) into an as yet unspecified area of the perpetually hard up...


209/6/17 

20 Jun

Cask Hammerton N7 5.2% Pale Ale £4.20 Wylam Cascade 4.1% APA Moor So’Hop 4.1% Ultra Hoppy Pale £3.90 COMING SOON! Uley Bitter 4.0% £3.90 Siren Yulu 3.6% Loose Leaf Pale Ale £3.90 Five Points 4.8% Railway Porter £3.90 Bristol Beer Factory Independence 4.6...


HLAG STATEMENT on JACKSONS LANE PROPOSAL for CO-LOCATION WITH HIGHGATE LIBRARY 

19 Jun

Highgate Library Action Group has worked for the library for over twenty-five years – sometimes in line with Haringey Council policy and sometimes against.


16/6/17 

16 Jun

Cask COMING SOON Electric Bear Werrrd! 4.2% American Pale Ale £3.90 Moor So’Hop 4.1% Ultra Hoppy Pale £3.90 Squawk Simcoe El Dorado 3.8% Pale Ale £3.90 Uley Bitter 4.0% £3.90 COMING SOON Five Points 4.8% Railway Porter £3.90 Bristol Beer Factory ...


Jumble Sale 

14 Jun

  Jumble   Sale  (for Highgate Choral Society).


12/6/17 

12 Jun

Cask Siren Undercurrent 4.5% Oatmeal Pale Ale £4.20 Moor So’Hop 4.1% Ultra Hoppy Pale £3.90 Burning Sky Aurora 5.6% Strong Pale £4.50 Uley Bitter 4.0% £3.90 Electric Bear Werrrd! 4.2% American Pale Ale £3.90 Wylam 008 Mosaic 3.9% £3.80 Five Points 4.8% ...


Sue Chinn 

11 Jun

This is a personal note on the Chair of the Highgate Library Action Group, Sue Chinn, by Michael O’Callaghan, A HLAG committee member.


11/6/17 

11 Jun

Cask Siren Undercurrent 4.5% Oatmeal Pale Ale £4.20 Moor So’Hop 4.1% Ultra Hoppy Pale £3.90 Burning Sky Aurora 5.6% Strong Pale £4.50 Uley Bitter 4.0% £3.90 Electric Bear Werrrd! 4.2% American Pale Ale £3.90 Wylam 008 Mosaic 3.9% £3.80 Five Points 4.8% ...


9/6/17 

9 Jun

Cask Magic Rock Magic Spanner 3.9% Pale £3.90 Moor So’Hop 4.1% Ultra Hoppy Pale £3.90 Burning Sky Aurora 5.6% Strong Pale £4.50 Uley Bitter 4.0% £3.90 COMING SOON Ilkley Mary Jane 3.5% Session Pale £3.80 Five Points 4.8% Railway Porter £3.90 Hammerton N1...


6/6/17 

6 Jun

Cask Magic Rock Magic Spanner 3.9% Pale £3.90 COMING SOON Magic Rock High Wire 5.5% West Coast Pale Ale £4.50 Arbor Shangri-La 4.2% Session Pale £3.90 Fyne Maverick 4.2% Bitter £3.90 Ilkley Mary Jane 3.5% Session Pale £3.80 Five Points 4.8% Railway Porter...


Reliable & Recommended Roofer – LA Roofing 

5 Jun

I wanted to write this recommendation in reference to the wonderful job LA Roofing did in installing my new roof recently.


4/6/17 

4 Jun

Cask Magic Rock Magic Spanner 3.9% Pale £3.90 Fyne Jarl 3.8% Hoppy Blond £3.90 Magic Rock High Wire 5.5% West Coast Pale Ale £4.50 Arbor Shangri-La 4.2% Session Pale £3.90 Fyne Maverick 4.2% Bitter £3.90 Ilkley Mary Jane 3.5% Session Pale £3.80 Five Points...


2/6/17 

2 Jun

Cask Moor So’Hop 4.1% Pale Ale £3.90 Fyne Jarl 3.8% Hoppy Blond £3.90 Magic Rock High Wire 5.5% West Coast Pale Ale £4.50 Siren White Tips 4.5% Pale Ale £3.90 Fyne Maverick 4.2% Bitter £3.90 Lines Phat Firkin 4.3% IPA £3.90 Five Points 4.8% Railway Porter...


31/5/17 

31 May

Cask Moor So’Hop 4.1% Pale Ale £3.90 COMING SOON Bristol Beer Factory – Independence 4.6% Pale Ale £3.90 Siren – White Tips 4.5% Pale Ale £3.90 Fyne – Maverick 4.2% Bitter £3.90 Lines  – Phat Firkin 4.3% IPA £3.90 Five Points 4.8% Railway Porter...


General Election June 2017 

31 May

The intentions of the leading UK political parties regarding Climate Change, Energy transition and Air Quality in their 2017 manifestos are investigated at Read More.


Lively AGM 

27 May

The Chairman’s Report by Susan Chinn was presented in two parts: Part 1: HLAG’s main job is supporting the library.


23/5/17 

23 May

Cask Magic Rock High Wire 5.5% West Coast Pale £4.50 COMING SOON Uley 4.0% Bitter £3.90 COMING SOON Stroud Brewery OPA 4.0% Organic Pale Ale £3.90 Arbor Shangri-la 4.2% Session IPA £3.90 Five Points 4.8% Railway Porter £3.90 Sired Liquid Mistress 5.8% Red ...


22/5/17 

22 May

Cask Magic Rock High Wire 5.5% West Coast Pale £4.50 COMING SOON Uley 4.0% Bitter £3.90 COMING SOON Stroud Brewery OPA 4.0% Organic Pale Ale £3.90 Arbor Shangri-la 4.2% Session IPA £3.90 Five Points 4.8% Railway Porter £3.90 Sired Liquid Mistress 5.8% Red ...


REMINDER! 

22 May

HLAG AGM is on Wednesday 24th May at 7:30.


19/5/17 

19 May

Cask Moor So’Hop 4.1% Unfined Pale Ale £3.90 Hammerton N1 4.1% Pale Ale £3.90 Burning Sky Aurora 5.6% Strong Pale Ale £4.50 Siren Yu Lu 3.6% Loose Leaf Pale £3.90 COMING SOON Bristol Beer Factory Enigma 4.4% Red Ale £3.90 Five Points Railway Porter 4.8...


Highgate Village market Wine and Prosecco Tasting Day 

17 May

This Saturday come and enjoy Free Wine and Prosecco tasting at the Highgate Village Market from 11 - 3  Time: May 20, 2017 at 11am to May 21, 2017 at 4pm Location:Highgate Village Market, North Road, Highgate, London N6 Street:North Road City/Town:...


16/5/17 

16 May

Cask Moor So’Hop 4.1% Unfined Pale Ale £3.90 COMING SOON Burning Sky Aurora 5.6% Strong Pale Ale £4.50 Electric Bear – Werrrd! 4.2% American Pale £3.90 COMING SOON Bristol Beer Factory Enigma 4.4% Red Ale £3.90 Five Points Railway Porter 4.8% £3.90 ...


14/5/17 

14 May

Cask Moor So’Hop 4.1% Unfined Pale Ale £3.90 Arbor Pocket Rocket 3.9% Session Pale £3.90 Magic Rock High Wire 5.5% West Coast Pale Ale £4.50 Electric Bear – Werrrd! 4.2% American Pale £3.90 Five Points 4.4% Pale Ale £3.90 Bristol Beer Factory Enigma 4.


Mona’s garden opening 

11 May

Opening as part of the National Garden Scheme, this award winning  garden is home to the Corokia National Collection as well as other unusual Southern Hemisphere and Mediterranean plants and many more.


10/5/17 

10 May

Cask Hammerton Black Slate 3.2% Table Pale £3.80 Wylam Vic Secret 4.7% Pale Ale £4.20 COMING SOON Bristol Beer Factory Seven 4.7% Amber Ale £3.90 COMING SOON Magic Rock Ringmaster 3.9% Pale Ale £3.90 Five Points Railway Porter 4.8% £3.90 COMING SOON ...


9/5/17 

9 May

Cask Hammerton Black Slate 3.2% Table Pale £3.80 Wylam Vic Secret 4.7% Pale Ale £4.20 COMING SOON Bristol Beer Factory Seven 4.7% Amber Ale £3.90 Electric Bear Werrrd! 4.2% American Pale Ale £3.90 Magic Rock Ringmaster 3.9% Pale Ale £3.90 Five Points ...




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Schools

Highgate Annual STEM conference ends with a bang! 

22 Jun

FOR THE SIXTH YEAR IN A ROW WE HOST OUR STEM CONFERENCE TO GREAT SUCCESS...


Highgate’s Annual Pizza Express Jazz Extravaganza 

21 Jun

ENSEMBLES FROM THE JUNIOR AND SENIOR SCHOOL PUT ON STELLAR PERFORMANCES DURING THIS YEAR'S JAZZ GIG...


Do The Right Thing 

20 Jun

Do The Right Thing Doing the rounds of the education press this weekend was the news that a school known for its ‘no excuses’ approach to managing pupil behaviour has just received an outstanding judgement from Ofsted.


WWI’s Graves and Battlefields 

20 Jun

OUR PUPILS WENT ON A TRIP TO SEE CEMETERIES, BATTLEFIELDS AND TRENCH WARFARE FROM WWI...


OC Wartime Era Reunion Lunch 

19 Jun

OC'S MEET ON A SUNNY LONDON DAY TO REMINISCE ABOUT THEIR TIME AT HIGHGATE DURING WWII...


Highgate’s First Annual Pupil Art Exhibition 

16 Jun

PUPILS SHOWED THEIR PASSION PROJECTS AT THE CANDID ARTS TRUST WAREHOUSE THIS TUESDAY...


Let the Nation Decide 

12 Jun

Let the Nation Decide So the general election has come and gone and the new Prime Minister has been voted into office.


Cross Country Success 

25 May

Cross Country Success Thanks to our recent success in the Haringey Cross Country championships, Highgate Primary athletes were awarded the opportunity to represent the borough of Haringey in a national competition.


There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch 

22 May

There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch I blogged a few weeks ago on the pending crisis facing schools through the introduction of ‘fairer’ funding – fairer in the sense that almost all schools will be facing real term reductions in budgets.


Our Pupils Impress at Music Competition 

18 May

JUNIOR SCHOOL PUPILS PUT ON GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THIS YEAR'S MUSIC FESTIVAL CHAMBER COMPETITION...


Official Opening of the New Junior School 

18 May

ON 19TH MAY BISHOP KAROWEI DORGU VISITED US TO OFFICIALLY OPEN THE NEW SCHOOL...


Oh Paris You Are Beautiful 

18 May

HAVE A LOOK AT OUR YEAR 12'S WONDERFUL TRIP TO PARIS OVER THE EASTER BREAK...


Dance Lessons From Top London Dance School 

18 May

STUDENTS FROM THE WORLD FAMOUS LONDON CONTEMPORARY DANCE THEATRE VISITED HIGHGATE...


Charlie reached top 16 in International Table Tennis Tournament 

18 May

COMPETING AMONGST MORE THAN 1000 PLAYERS FROM OVER 20 COUNTRIES CHARLIE FINISHED IN THE TOP 16...


Year 3 Visited Hatfield House 

18 May

WHEN YEAR 3 VISITED HATFIELD HOUSE THEY MET HENRY VIII HIMSELF...


Community Music Concert 

16 May

Community Music Concert The power of music united us all at our recent Community Music Concert, where the diversity and talent shone throughout this magical evening.


An Inclusive School 

16 May

An Inclusive School Whichever way you look at it, our school community is blessed with incredible diversity.


Observing Plants At New Heights 

16 May

YEAR 5 VISITED KEW GARDENS TO SUPPORT THEIR SCIENCE TOPIC ON PLANTS...


Spotlight on… Duke of Edinburgh 

15 May

THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH RETIRES BUT THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH PROGRAM AT HIGHGATE GOES FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH...


Volcanos, Hot Springs and Waterfalls 

12 May

TWO HIGHGATE PUPILS TELL US ABOUT THEIR TRIP TO ICELAND...


Pre-Prep Pupils Raise Money For ‘Help Refugees’ Charity 

11 May

YEAR 1 AND 2 RAISED MONEY IN A 6 WEEK PROJECT FOR THE CHARITY 'HELP REFUGEES...


Skiing in Nassfeld Austria 

10 May

YEAR 7 AND 8 ENJOYED THE AUSTRIAN ALPS DURING THE EASTER BREAK...


Gold D of E Training: Gettin Lost in Snowdonia 

9 May

HIGHGATE PUPILS CHOOSE SOME CHALLENGING ROUTES WHEN TRAINING FOR THEIR GOLD D OF E...


A Bigger Splash 

8 May

A Bigger Splash  I was lucky enough to visit the Hockney exhibition at the Tate this weekend, where it was a privilege to spend time amongst such an extensive range of impressive and uplifting work.


Developing Teenager Conference 

8 May

CHALLENGES IN A NEW WORLD...


‘Slushies’ and Souvlakia in Greece 

7 May

READ ABOUT OUR PUPILS' JOURNEY THROUGH ACROPOLIS, DELPHI, TOLO AND NAUPLION.


Go Compare 

2 May

Go Compare As I mentioned in an earlier blog, these days schools are under increasing pressure to deliver on standards.


Tree of Life 

2 May

Tree of Life At the end of last term, we were incredibly fortunate to welcome local artist Ruth Conway  to work on another project at Highgate Primary School, alongside fellow artist Ali Crowther and all the amazingly talented children from our ...


A Tale of Two Buildings 

25 Apr

A Tale of Two Buildings You may have read in the Ham and High that Bellway Homes, the construction company behind the ambitious housing development on Church Road, has very generously agreed to sponsor all the materials for our outside stage.


BSL & Deaf Awareness 

24 Apr

BSL Deaf Awareness  During Deaf Awareness Week before Easter, some of our Highgate Primary and Blanche Nevile children featured in a film made by the BBC about the importance of learning sign language in schools.



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