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video admissions 11 captionKEY DATES FOR 11+ ENTRY FOR 2017

11+/13+ Open Day is Saturday 8 October 2016. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you wish to visit.

Application deadline is Wednesday 23 November 2016.

11+ Entrance Examination will take place on Monday 12 December 2016.

Activity and interview exercises will take place between Tuesday 17 January and Friday 20 January.

Offers posted: Thursday 16 February 2017. Offers accepted: Monday 6 March 2017.

Application forms can be downloaded here. Please complete and return the form with the application fee (£150) to the Admissions Coordinator. All applications are acknowledged. It is helpful to apply before the end of Year 5.

Once your child is registered the school will contact you from time to time to advise you on the dates of forthcoming admissions events. Please consult the admissions policy and the policy on financial assistance on our website or available from the admissions office.

Moving to secondary school is a major change in a child’s life. The Head of Lower School (in charge of Years 7 and 8), the Head of Year 7 and our team of experienced form tutors, ensure that it is as smooth a change as possible. We invite all the pupils who will be in Year 7 to an Induction Afternoon in June, so that they feel confident during the summer holidays. We also take all the Year 7 pupils to an outward bound centre for two days of team-building and group activities just before the beginning of term, during which lots of strong friendships are forged.

We are delighted by our Year 7 pupils: individuals enjoy many academic, creative and sporting achievements; groups of pupils win team competitions, play in musical ensembles or rehearse and perform plays; the year groups as a whole are happy, vibrant and friendly. If you come to an Open Morning you will be able to meet some of these pupils for yourself, and we are sure you will enjoy their excellent company as much as we do.

The summary which describes 2017 entry is of course subject to any future changes which we may decide to make. Please consult our policy on financial assistance.

Candidates will sit tests at the school on a day in December or January. There are papers in English and Mathematics, plus a non-verbal or verbal reasoning test. The English paper has been revised to better reflect changes in the NC KS2. The maths and NVR papers are specially designed so that no specific syllabus or preparation is desirable or necessary. A significant proportion of candidates are interviewed about two weeks later. We also receive a confidential reference from your child's Head. In 2017, there will be places for 90 pupils (girls and boys) to join 80 pupils from the Junior School moving into Year 7 in the Senior School.

Highgate School was founded as a charity by Sir Roger Cholmeley in 1565. Since then we have always given financial support to a number of pupils whom we know will thrive at Highgate but whose families cannot afford the full fees. Currently there is a range of bursary support available. Some pupils are awarded small bursaries that supplement the significant contribution made by their parents/carers; other pupils are awarded large bursaries that cover most or all of the fees. Bursaries are funded out of the income the school receives from sources other than fees. The Friends of Highgate School also support some awards. Further information on bursaries can be found here or contact the Bursary Office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Bursary applicants who feel they cannot afford the application fee should contact the Bursary Office before applying.

Information on scholarships, exhibitions and music awards can be found here.

Parents and pupils who are considering Highgate for an 11+ place are invited to come to an Open Morning. These Senior School Open Mornings are held throughout the year on a Tuesday or a Wednesday morning during term time and last about two hours. The visit includes of a tour of the Senior School and the Mills Centre for Art, Design Technology and Engineering, a talk by the Head for parents and a separate presentation for the children. The Open Morning finishes with refreshments and an opportunity to meet other members of staff.

Please book your place for an Open Morning by ringing the Admissions Coordinator on the number below or by email to here.

Senior School private visits can be arranged for those who are going to move to the area but at present live too far away to attend one of the official Open Mornings or for anybody who needs to discuss their child's special circumstances in more detail than is possible at an Open Morning.

You can also visit the school by coming to a concert, play or a sports match. For events which need tickets ring the School Secretary on 020 8340 1524.

Further information can be found in our 11+ Admissions Policy and in our prospectus.

Download an application form for 11+ entry
View Criteria for Entry at 11+

You may also download samples of our 11+ assessment tests in Mathematics and English.
11+ Assessment sample Mathematics test
11+ Assessment sample English test

Please contact the Senior School Admissions Office with any queries:

Admissions Coordinator
Highgate School
North Road
London N6 4AY
Tel: (020) 8347 3564
Fax: (020) 8340 7674
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