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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.


Highgate Taverners praying for success ahead of a Holy exciting trip to The Vatican 

24 Sep

Highgate Taverners will be praying for success on their end-of-season tour after setting up a pretigious encounter with St Peter’s Cricket Club in Vatican City.


Hyperlocal & blogs

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 ...


The Archway Former Gyratory and its bus stops 

8 May

How are you finding the new arrangements at the Archway where a one-way system has been replaced, and all the bus stops moved? Gail Waldman of the Highgate Society, has put her name to a long, very thorough but somewhat tetchy letter to Sadiq Khan ...


New chapter for Jackson’s Lane and Highgate Library – new hotel for Crouch End 

6 May

This Jacksons Lane / Highgate Library item  appeared on the Haringey website recently.


5/5/17 

5 May

Cask Big Smoke Solaris 3.8% Session Pale £3.90 Burning Sky Plateau 3.5% Session Pale £3.80 Hammerton N7 5.2% Strong Pale £.4.20 Marble Pint 3.9% £3.90 Moor So’Hop 4.1% Unfined Ultra Hoppy Pale £3.90 Five Points Pale 4.4% £.3.90 Five Points Railway Porter 4.


Breaking news! Could there be a merger of Highgate Library with Jacksons Lane? 

3 May

Would it be possible to embed the library within Jacksons Lane Arts Centre (when it is refurbished and repaired) to make a new cultural hub in Highgate? Meetings are now underway to determine if this idea is at all feasible.


2/5/17 

2 May

Cask COMING SOON Burning Sky Plateau 3.5% Session Pale £3.80 COMING SOON Marble Pint 3.9% £3.90 COMING SOON Hammerton Blank Slate 3.2% £3.80 Five Points Railway Porter 4.8% £3.90 Ticketybrew Pale Ale 5.3% £4.20 Seacider Medium Sussex Cider 4.6% £4.50 ...


HDV | … Densifying “our employment offer” 

29 Apr

VIDEO: Cllr.


COFFEE & COMPUTERS NEEDS VOLUNTEERS 

27 Apr

COFFEE COMPUTERS urgently need new volunteers to help (mainly older) folk with basic computing - enabling them to be less isolated and in-tune with the 21st century world.


26/4/17 

26 Apr

Cask Almasty 4.0% Session IPA £3.90 Ilkley Mary Jane 3.5% Pale Session Ale £3.90 Stroud O.


25/4/17 

25 Apr

Cask Almasty 4.0% Session IPA £3.90 Ilkley Mary Jane 3.5% Pale Session Ale £3.90 Stroud O.


the jesus and mary chain announce new show 

24 Apr

They’ve just finished touring the UK in support of their Damage and Joy album and now The Jesus and Mary Chain have announced they’re heading back out on the road in September, including a stop at the O2 Forum Kentish Town.


23/4/17 

23 Apr

Cask Almasty 4.0% Session IPA £3.90 Ilkley Mary Jane 3.5% Pale Session Ale £3.90 Stroud O.


20/4/17 

20 Apr

Cask COMING SOON Tiny Rebel Hank 4.0% Golden Ale £3.90 COMING SOON Siren Soundwave 5.6% IPA £4.20 Moor So’Hop 4.1% Unfined Ultra Hoppy Pale £3.90 Five Points Railway Porter 4.8% £3.90 Tiny Rebel Cwtch 4.6% Red Ale £3.90 Cromarty Brewing Co.


Naming the Clouds, Highgate Poets 28th Anthology Book Launch 

20 Apr

Highgate Poets was first started in 1977.


14/4/17 

14 Apr

Cask COMING SOON Tiny Rebel Fubar 4.4% Pale Ale £3.90 COMING SOON Five Points Railway Porter 4.8% £3.90 Arbor Shangri-la 4.2% Session IPA £3.90 Uley Bitter 4.0% £.3.90 Siren Liquid Mistress 5.8% Red IPA £4.20 Bristol Beer Factory GSB 5.2% Bitter £4.20 ...


The rebirth of Brookfield Lodge 

13 Apr

The lamentable clearing away of a row of buildings on the north side of Swain's Lane in Highgate - including the site of the near legendary Cavour's hardware store, a fixture for forty years until it closed a decade back - has delivered an unexpected...


12/4/17 

12 Apr

Cask Electric Bear Werrrd! 4.2% American Pale Ale £3.90 COMING SOON Moor So’HOp 4.1% Unfined Hoppy Pale Ale £3.90 Five Points Railway Porter 4.8% £3.90 Brixton Effra Ale 4.5% Red Ale £3.90 Uley Bitter 4.0% £.3.90 COMING SOON Bristol Beer Factory GSB 5.2% ...


11/4/17 

11 Apr

Cask Electric Bear Werrrd! 4.2% American Pale Ale £3.90 COMING SOON COMING SOON Five Points Railway Porter 4.8% £3.90 Brixton Effra Ale 4.5% Red Ale £3.90 Uley Bitter 4.0% £.3.90 COMING SOON Bristol Beer Factory GSB 5.2% Bitter £4.20 Seacider Black Cherry ...


10/4/17 

10 Apr

Cask COMING SOON Tiny Rebel Beatbox 4.5% American Pale Ale £3.90 COMING SOON Five Points Railway Porter 4.8% £3.90 Brixton Effra Ale 4.5% Red Ale £3.90 Uley Bitter 4.0% £.3.90 COMING SOON Bristol Beer Factory GSB 5.2% Bitter £4.20 Seacider Black Cherry ...


Archway 

9 Apr

Archway Close This is the old line of the A1 going up Highgate Hill as Archway Road – but it has now been marooned as the central part of the block which the traffic goes round in a sort of roundabout created in 1967 2 Archway Tavern.


A bright single room to let in Muswell Hill 

7 Apr

Hi, I have a bright single room to let in a desirable part of Muswell Hill.


4/4/17 

4 Apr

Cask Weird Beard Little Things That Kill 3.8% Session Pale £3.90 Track Sonoma 3.8% Pale Ale £3.90 COMING SOON Five Points Railway Porter 4.8% £3.90 Hammerton N1 4.1% Pale Ale £3.90 COMING SOON Anspach Hobday The Three Threads 6.0% London Porter £4.30 ...




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Schools

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.


Year 3 Visited Hatfield House 

18 May

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


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...


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.


Highgate’s First Fundraising Gala Auction raises over £250,000 

24 Apr

JUNIOR SCHOOL TRANSFORMED INTO THE GLAMOROUS VENUE FOR HIGHGATES FIRST FUNDRAISING GALA DINNER...


Highgate Germanists Explore Hanover 

24 Apr

HIGHGATE PUPILS VISITED AUTOSTADT, HERRENHAEUSER GARDENS AND THE MASCHSEE LAKE.


Chrysalis Debating Tournament 2017 

31 Mar

FREEDOM OF SPEECH: DO WE NEED IT...


From the Archive: Highgate Village Robbers Fund 

28 Mar

CATCH A LOCAL CRIMINAL AND YOU SHALL BE REWARDED...


Sorry, I’ve got to run 

27 Mar

Sorry, I’ve got to run Last week’s fun run was a wonderful event, brilliantly organised by parent David Musgrove.


Spotlight on… Swing Dance 

24 Mar

WE LEARN HOW LIFE IS LIKE IN SWING DANCE CLASS...


Explorers of the Lake District 

23 Mar

GEOGRAPHY PUPILS VISITED THE LAKE DISTRICT AND STUDIED THE LANDSCAPE...


Dressing up and Raising Money 

22 Mar

DURING THIS YEAR'S WORLD BOOK DAY THE JUNIOR SCHOOL DRESSED UP FOR CHARITY...


Codebreakers of WW2 

21 Mar

YEAR 6 VISITED BLETCHLEY PARK, HOME OF THE BRITISH CODEBREAKERS DURING WW2...


Fun Run for the Family Centre 

20 Mar

Fun Run for the Family Centre Yesterday’s fun run was a remarkable achievement.


The Developing Teenager 

20 Mar

The developing teenager in a new world A one-day conference bringing together educationalists from both the state and independent sectors along with leading experts in the field of adolescent development.



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