Joining Highgate

Coronavirus Update

7+ entry

In 2022, there will be places for approximately 70 pupils (boys and girls) to join 40 Pre-Prep pupils, moving into Year 3 in our Junior School.

Please note all dates are provisional and subject to change.

Key dates for 7+ entry in 2022

Open Days: Saturday 2 October  Please note: open days will be restricted to parents of children applying for 2022 entry only. This is to manage numbers in view of COVID-19. We ask you not to register if your child is below the age for Year 3 entry in 2022 and we look forward to welcoming you closer to your child’s entry point.
Applications are now open.
Application deadline: Friday 19 November 2021 at noon.
Application fee: £150
7+ entrance examination: Monday 6 December 2021
7+ interviews: Monday 10 to Friday 14 January 2022
Offer letters: Friday 28 January 2022
Acceptance deadline: Wednesday 9 February 2022 at noon.

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Visit us

Our main Saturday Open Day for families looking at 7+ 2022 entry only is being planned for Saturday 2 October, in the morning.  This will be a great opportunity to view the school and meet staff and pupils. Registration for this will open here on our website during the summer.

We are pleased to now be able to offer small group tours and a welcome from the Junior School leadership team for parents or carers looking at 7+ 2022 entry. Dates currently available are:
Tuesday 22 June (now full)
Wednesday 23 June (now full)
Thursday 24 June (now full)
Wednesday 30 June (now full)
Thursday 1 July
Friday 2 July

Tours start at 8.45am and last about 45 minutes. Numbers are strictly limited and we ask that only one member of a family attends. Cancellations may mean dates become available again, so check back if the available date(s) do not suit. Please register here.

We look forward to meeting you.

Application Deadline
Friday 19 November 2021 12noon

Please review our admissions policy, then complete and submit your application by this date, including your fee. All applications are acknowledged and we keep you advised on forthcoming admissions events.

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Entrance exams
Monday 6 December 2021

Our candidates sit tests at Highgate, with papers in English, Mathematics and non-verbal reasoning. We also request a confidential report from your child’s current head teacher.

7+ admissions policy 2022 entry
Criteria for 7+ entry

7+ sample test papers for English and Mathematics.

Monday 10 to Friday 14 January 2022

A significant proportion of our candidates are invited back and interviewed in groups. They attend taster lessons and have the opportunity to find out more about Highgate.

Successful candidates
Friday 28 January 2022

The outcome of our assessments are sent on a date agreed with a variety of other schools – this will be Friday 28 January 2022.

Successful candidates must respond to any offer by Wednesday 9 February at noon.

Some candidates who narrowly missed out on the offer of a place are placed on a ‘reserve’ list which remains active for the rest of the academic year.

Welcoming parents and pupils
June 2022

In our Summer term, our new pupils attend an induction afternoon to see our School, and meet their new classmates and their teacher. Parents are invited to a welcome evening to give you the information you need for starting at Highgate.