Joining our Pre-Prep at 4+

In September 2024, we look forward to welcoming 60 new children into our Pre-Prep. Places available are for those born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020. 

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

Below is an outline of our admissions process step by step. Please click here to access a guide to help you to apply at the correct time for the entry point you require. 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

If you’re interested in joining us in September 2025 or beyond, please register your details below so we can:

  • Let you know when you are able to apply and opportunities to visit us at open events
  • Send you informative emails to assist you with making your decision
  • Keep you up to date with school news and activities


Click here to register your interest
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Visit us

Our Open Events for 2024 entry have taken place. Please register with us to find out about future events.

Open Events are an opportunity to get to know the school better and includes:

      • A tour of the facilities, classrooms and outdoor spaces.
      • Talks and Q&A with our Principal.
      • A chance to meet some some of our key staff and Admissions team.




Applications now closed for 2024

Applications for 4+ entry in September 2024 closed on Friday 29 September and are for children born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020.

If you are looking to apply for your child’s entry in 2025 or beyond, please register your details so we can keep you updated about future application dates.

Please review our admissions policy and criteria for entry before considering your application.



Shortlisting of Applications

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 be notified by mid October. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the first round of assessments and asked to pay the application fee by the same date.


The first round of assessments are expected to take place between Monday 30 October and Friday 10 November 2023.

We will email at the beginning of December to advise of the result of the first round.

Subsequently, some candidates are invited to a second assessment. These are expected to happen between Tuesday 9 and Thursday 18 January 2024. This follows the same format but explores children’s understanding and capabilities in greater depth.

Successful candidates

The outcome of our assessments will be sent to families on Monday 29 January 2024.

Successful candidates must respond to the offer by 12 noon on Wednesday 7 February 2024.

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

A warm welcome

During the summer term, our new pupils attend a taster session to see our School, meet their teacher and new classmates. Parents are invited to a welcome evening to provide the information needed for starting at Highgate.

There are also ‘Stay and Sing’ sessions and a family picnic to help our new pupils feel comfortable and excited about starting school.

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