Highbury Preparatory School
|Highbury Preparatory School|
|Head Master||Roland Lacock|
|Grades||0000 - 7|
|Number of students||600+|
|School color(s)||Navy blue|
|School fees||R38160-R90980 p.a. (2017 Per year, depending on grade)|
Highbury was founded in 1903 by Sibella Douglas McMillan. It was named after Highbury House School in England, which was established by Sibella McMillan's father, the Rev Charles Duff, in 1865. The school is located on the outskirts of the suburb of Hillcrest, overlooking the Valley of a Thousand Hills.
Highbury has a non-denominational Christian ethos.
A student population of about 550 boys attend Highbury on its 11 hectare estate.
- Imraan Coovadia (author)
- Dale Benkenstein (cricketer)
- Paul Maritz (former Microsoft executive; VMware CEO)
- Mike Melvill (test pilot)
- Mike Procter (cricketer)
- Bobby Skinstad (rugby player)
- Clifford Chandler (Harvard Business School graduate)
- Robert McLaren (Author and Oxford Rhodes Scholar)
- Lungi Ngidi (cricketer)
Highbury accepts day pupils up to grade 7. It has a pupil-teacher ratio of 13:1.
Richard Stanley who succeeded Mr Clarence in 1994, was followed by Brendan Carroll in January 2015. In July 2017, Roland Lacock become Highbury's 7th Head Master.
Highbury, has a co-educational pre-primary school called the Weavers' Nest. In 2017 Weavers' opened a Grade 0000 class.