Welcome to the Cholmeleian Society


The Cholmeleian Society works to help former pupils of Highgate School (Cholmeleians, or OCs) stay in touch with each other, and with the School. The Society was founded over 100 years ago, and every former pupil of the School is now automatically a member. Highgate School was founded in 1565. This year, we will be celebrating the 450th Anniversary of our foundation and hope Cholmeleians of all vintages will take part in of packed calendar of Anniversary events. Over the course of the year, come and join us as we:

  • Open a Museum to celebrate the School’s unique history, with items on display dating back to 1565


  • Experience the musical talents of current pupils at the Royal Festival Hall and the Camden Roundhouse


  • Commemorate the 450th Anniversary at St Paul’s Cathedral followed by the OC 450 Lunch at Merchant Taylors’ Hall


  • Dust off our football boots or fives gloves and take part in the Sports Challenge Day, as OCs take on current pupils and teachers


We hope that whether you are an OC visiting Highgate from near or far, for the first time since leaving or the umpteenth, you will be able to join us for one of our events.

To view our full calendar of 450th Anniversary events, please click here

To book tickets to a 450th Anniversary event, please click here

To buy 450th Anniversary merchandise, please click here

If you have any questions or would like more information, please email us at Highgate450@HighgateSchool.org.uk.

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Now online: Winter 2014 The Cholmeleian: The Coeducation Issue









Head Master's Blog
Head Master Adam Pettitt, is a regular blogger on the School’s website, and he has just penned his latest entry in his series of OC blogs.  Click here to read more.









Highgate Today: Sports and Societies Videos

These two videos were made for and screened at the spectacular and successful finale to Highgate School's inaugural Highgate Festival; the all-singing, all-dancing Highgate @ The Roundhouse (click the link for a full rundown and image gallery from the night). The two videos linked to here will give you a great feel for the flourishing and idiosyncratic worlds of sport and pupil societies at Highgate School today.




Coming Soon

Please click here for a full list of 450th Anniversary events occurring throughout 2015.


For more information about upcoming events, please contact the Development Office on 020 8347 2101 or at oc@highgateoc.org.uk

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