Joining our Pre-Prep at 4+

In September 2022, we look forward to welcoming 60 new children into our Pre-Prep. Places available are for those born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018.  Applications open at 9am on 20 September for 2022 entry.

If we have more applications than we have spaces in our first round assessment, assessments will be allocated randomly: please see our admissions policy for details.

Below we have outlined the admissions process step by step. Jane Figini is our 4+ Admissions officer; do not hesitate to call or email her if you have any questions about the process.

If you are looking at 2023 entry or beyond please check back from April 2022.


Tel : 020 8347 2105

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Register your interest

If you’re considering an application for your child, please leave your details and we will be in touch with you to

  • Let you know about opportunities to visit us for 2022 entry only at the moment
  • Send you informative booklets and films to assist you with making your decision
  • Keep you up to date with school news and activities
  • Let you know when applications for entry in 2022 are open
Click here to submit your details

Visit Us (2022 entry)

We hope to run a series of open events in the Autumn to enable you to learn more about our Pre-Prep including:

    • A morning tour of the Pre-Prep on Saturday 25 September 2021 with opportunities to meet and question senior Pre-Prep staff.

This event is now full, those leaving their details above will be contacted when more events are available to book. Please note that we are aware of pressure on Open Event places and hope you can visit us, but it is not a pre-requisite to visit before applying.

  • An event in early Autumn – also fully booked.
  • An additional opportunity to visit the school if you have not been able to for applicants invited to the second assessment.
  • An online talk and Q&A with the senior team.

Due to Covid restrictions, these events are limited to applicants for 2022 only.

If you complete the form above with your details, you will receive booking information via email when available.


Application Period

Please take time to read our 4+ Admissions Policy for more details on our assessment criteria and process before completing your online application form.

The application form will be linked here for a limited period between 20 September at 9am to 8 October at noon.

Applications for 4+ entry in September 2022 is for children born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018


Shortlisting of Applications 4+

All applications are reviewed in detail during October.

Unfortunately we are not always able to offer assessments to all applicants due to having more applicants than assessment slots available.

Candidates not shortlisted will also be notified by half-term. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the first round of assessments and asked to pay the application fee.


The first round of assessments takes place on Monday 1 November to Friday 12 November.

Subsequently, some candidates are invited to a second assessment on Wednesday 5 January to Tuesday 18 January 2022.  This follows the same format but explores children’s understanding and capabilities in greater depth.

Successful candidates 4+
Early February

The outcome of our assessments are sent on a date agreed with other schools – this will be Monday 31 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.

A warm welcome

Our EYFS team visits new pupils at home or in their current childcare setting during the Summer term. There are taster visits to our Reception classes, ‘Stay and Sing’ sessions, and a family picnic to help our new pupils feel comfortable and excited about starting at Highgate.

Pupils join Reception in September, with a staggered initial settling in process.