Application deadline is 13 September 2013
13+ Entrance Examination will take place on 7 October 2013
Please send for a prospectus and then complete the application form and return it with the fee (£75) to the Admissions Coordinator. All applications are acknowledged. Once your child is registered the school will be in contact with you from time to time to advise you on the dates of forthcoming admissions events.
GAINING A PLACE FOR 2015 ENTRY
Tests and interviews take place in October and November of Year 7. The 13+ entry timetable for those currently in Years 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 is given here.
Tests will be set in Mathematics, English and non-verbal reasoning in the October 2013 and subsequent entry tests. Each test will take 45 minutes to one hour. These tests will be set to assess potential and no specific preparation outside your child’s normal Mathematics and English teaching will be required.
Interviews will be held in small groups. We will decide which candidates to call for interview after consideration of their test results and the report we receive from their current school. The objective will be to see how well the candidates can express themselves and work together in groups. They will have an opportunity to talk about themselves, their interests and their hobbies and will be asked to participate in a collaborative task.
It is our intention to make offers of places in November 2013 and to place a small number of candidates on the reserve list. We intend to admit our usual 13+ intake of 20 to 25 pupils, subject to enough candidates reaching a standard which will enable them to integrate comfortably into our current year group.
Pupils from the reserve list asked for interview in November of Year 8 will be interviewed by a Mathematics teacher and an English teacher and these interviews will be designed to assess academic progress in the time since they took the entrance tests.
Gaining an academic scholarship or award
Candidates who perform very well in the tests in Year 7 may be given an opportunity to sit the Common Academic Scholarship papers in the Summer of Year 8 instead of Common Entrance. Academic scholarships and awards will be given on the basis of performance in these tests. Further information on academic scholarships and awards can be found here.
SCHOLARSHIPS, EXHIBITIONS AND MUSIC AWARDS
Information on scholarships, exhibitions and music awards can be found here here.
VISITING THE SENIOR SCHOOL
Parents and pupils who are considering Highgate for a 13+ place are invited to come to an Open Morning. Senior School Open Mornings are held throughout the year in term time on a Tuesday or a Wednesday morning during term time and last about two hours.
Please book your place for an Open Morning by ringing the Admissions Coordinator on 020 8347 3564 or by completing the online booking form 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 the number below.
Housemasters usually visit the families of all new 13+ pupils in their homes either at the end of the summer term or during the summer holidays. They bring with them a Parents Handbook which covers many aspects of the pupil's introduction to the Senior School. The visit enables the housemaster to get to know the pupil and family and to answer questions.
On the afternoon before the beginning of the Michaelmas term all new 13+ pupils visit the school for Induction. They are given information about their start in the school and a tour to help them to get to know their way around.
Please contact the Senior School Admissions Office with any queries:
London N6 4AY
Tel: (020) 8347 3564
Fax: (020) 8340 7674