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admissions 13 Information l17

video admissions 13 captionRegistration for 2018 entry is now closed.


Application deadline is Friday 30 June 2017.

Please note that our main points of entry to the Senior School are currently 11+ and 16+. We only offer only one or two places for 13+ applicants so prospective families should be aware of the extremely limited number of places available

11+/13+ Open Day is Saturday 7 October 2017. 
To book a place please click here

13+ Entrance Examination will take place on Friday 29 September 2017.

Please complete an Application form and return it with the registration fee (£150) to the Admissions Coordinator. All applications are acknowledged. Once your child is registered the school will keep you advised about the dates of forthcoming admissions events.

Tests and interviews take place in September and November of Year 7.

Tests will be set in Mathematics, English and non-verbal Reasoning.  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.

Specimen papers for Mathematics and English can be found here: Mathematics | English

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.

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 here.

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 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 office on 020 8340 1524.

Heads of House 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 Head of House 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.

Further information can be found in our 13+ Admissions Policy and in our prospectus.

Download an application form for 13+ entry

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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