The Annual Highclare Hike Returns!

Posted: 27th April 2021

The Challenge

As a school community, we will walk, run or cycle from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, the host city of the very first Commonwealth Games, in 1932.

This is a hugely exciting challenge, which will keep us active, unite us together and support others as we raise funds through sponsorship for 4 key charities:

  • Shoe Aid
  • TAWS (The Active Wellbeing Society)
  • St Basils
  • Erdington Food Bank


The event will take place between Saturday 1 May and Monday 3 May, over the Bank holiday weekend. Miles can be logged, using the links on Highclare Virtual (see below).

Joining In

We encourage everyone in our community to take part; pupils, family members, staff and Alumni.  Participation will be recorded by logging your mileage on Highclare Virtual (HV):

Highclare Preparatory School:

Highclare Senior School:

For those who do not have access to HV please email your mileage to and we will log it for you!


Sponsorship can be provided via Just Giving (see below).


Stay Safe and Sensible

If exercise is taking place outdoors, please stick to the permitted one hour of daily exercise and practise safe social distancing.



A school sponsorship page has been set up for donations on Just Giving here.

There is no minimum requirement to participate and every penny will be appreciated.  Funds raised will be shared between:

  • Shoe Aid
  • TAWS (The Active Wellbeing Society)
  • St Basils
  • Erdington Food Bank

House Points 

Every pupil who participates will earn points for their House.

Share your ‘Journey’

As mileage is logged on Highclare Virtual, we aim to share our current ‘location’ as we travel towards Ontario. Keep up to date by following Highclare School on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Please do share with us your pictures as you take part by uploading to HV or by emailing Mrs Moore ( or Mrs Bennett ( or, when posting on social media, by adding #HighclareHike to posts.

It has never been more important to come together and show how much we care.

Highclare School is proud to announce its newest Sixth Form Scholarship

Our Sixth Form Pre-Med Scholarship is now live for applicants to Highclare Sixth Form from September 2024 onwards.

The scholarship provides a bespoke programme for students aiming to enter university in September 2026 with a research-science based degree.

For more information email