As a special school, we have remained open throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, and continue to teach the majority of our children in school, following the latest advice and guidance. 

For parents and carers who are choosing to keep their children at home, our Online Learning Portal is still available with lessons, activities, games and ideas designed by the school staff. Please contact our Headteacher on 01288 341998 if you need any support with this.


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Highgate Hill House School was created specifically to provide a unique and enjoyable learning experience for young people aged 5 – 16 years with additional needs.

Welcome to

Highgate Hill House School

We are an independent co-educational day school for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN), aged 5 to 16 years with social, emotional and mental health needs, including Autism.


Situated on the Devon and Cornwall border at Whitstone, near Holsworthy, the majority of our children are full-time and have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP). Our school is a learning community for staff and pupils, where everyone feels welcome, included and respected. We believe that everyone has the right to be free from prejudice and discrimination.

Children develop and learn in different ways, and we have created a school which is flexible and can adapt to pupil's needs. We opened to provide part-time intervention places in January 2017, opened for full-time pupils in July 2017, and received an Ofsted 'good' rating for our first inspection which took place in October 2017.

Our school has been shortlisted for five national awards, including 'New Market Entrant' and 'Education Business of the Year' at the 2018 Education Investor Awards, 'Special Needs Initiative' at the TES Independent School Awards 2019 and 'Employer of the Year' and 'Best Newcomer' at the Investors in People Awards 2020.

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Our Aims

We strive to achieve

We promise to ensure our students and partners are delighted with the service that we provide for them.

Gina Wagland


We believe that learning should be fun and that every student should be happy and successful.


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What Our Parents Say

"This is the only school

my daughter

will be going to."

- A proud parent

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01288 341998

07951 463554 (term-time only)

07765 182948 (evenings, weekends and holidays)

Head Teacher: Gina Wagland




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