Joining our Junior School

In September 2023, we hope to welcome approximately 70 new boys and girls to join 40 of our Pre-Prep pupils into Year 3 of our Junior School.

Below we have outlined the admissions process step by step. If you’d like to read about the aims and ethos of the school, you can do so here.


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Register your interest

The first step is to register your interest in Highgate Junior School so we can:

  • Let you know about this and other opportunities to visit us
  • Send you informative booklets and films to assist you with making your decision
  • Keep you up to date with school news and activities
Click here to register your interest

Visit Us

We are very much looking forward to meeting you and your family at our main Open Event on 1 October 2022, in the morning. This will help you get to know the school better and include:

  • A tour of the facilities, classrooms and outdoor spaces.
  • Talks and Q&As with our Principal.
  • Chances to meet some of our key staff, pupils and members of the Admissions Team.

Booking for this event will be open to those families looking at 2023 entry only.

We are not able to offer any further tours of the Junior School this term (Summer 2022).

Submit your Application

If you decide to apply to Highgate, you have until 18 November 2022 at noon to complete your application form. Please review our admissions policy and criteria for entry before making your application.

There is an application fee of £150 which is payable online via paypal or card and all applications are acknowledged via email. 

Apply now

Entrance exams

The first part of the assessment consists of tests taken at the school on 5 December 2022. Our candidates sit papers in English, Mathematics and Reasoning. We understand how nervous some pupils will be so we endeavour to make the day as fun and stress-free as possible.

To help your family prepare for the tests, here is a 7+ sample test paper for English and one for Mathematics.

We also request a confidential report from your child’s current head teacher


A significant proportion of our candidates are invited back to interview. They are being held in January 2023.

Pupils will attend a taster lesson and group interviews. As well as allowing us to get to know your child further, it also enables them to have a taste of school life and to learn more about our School.


Successful candidates

The outcomes of our assessments are sent on a date agreed with other schools – this will be in January 2023.

Successful candidates are asked respond to any offer by early February 2023.

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 2023

During the 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.