Joining Highgate

Coronavirus Update

7+ entry

In 2021, 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.

Key dates for 7+ entry in 2021

Virtual Open Days: Saturday 26 September and Saturday 3 October 2020, in the morning. Now full. Please check back later in October for some content available retrospectively.
Application deadline: Friday 20 November 2020 at noon. Applications are now closed.
Application fee: £150
7+ entrance examination: 7 December 2020
7+ interviews: Monday 11 to Friday 15 January 2021
Offer letters: Friday 29 January 2021
Acceptance deadline: Friday 5 February 2021.

Fee information Policies & Reports

Visit us

Our main Saturday Open Day for families looking at 7+ 2021 entry and beyond will take place online on Saturday 26 September and Saturday 3 October 2020, in the morning. This will be a great opportunity to view all parts of the school site virtually and meet staff and pupils. Unfortunately these events are now full – please check back soon for some parts of the Open Day which will be available online retrospectively.

We apologise to those families who planned to come to previous Open Mornings and Tours that were cancelled due to COVID-19. “In person” tours, which take place during the school day, will be rescheduled as soon as possible, giving priority to families looking at 2021 entry.  The safety of our pupils, staff and visitors is our priority and, if we are unable to welcome families in person in the Michaelmas term, we will ensure families of children shortlisted for interview and/or who receive the offer of a place are able to visit in early 2021.

We very much look forward to meeting you as soon as we are able.

Application Deadline
Friday 20 November 2020 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.

Entrance exams
Monday 7 December 2020

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
Criteria for 7+ entry

7+ sample test papers for English and Mathematics.

Tuesday 12 to Friday 15 January 2021

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 29 January 2021

Our offer letters are posted to successful candidates. Responses must be received by noon on 5 February 2021.

Welcoming parents and pupils
June 2021

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.