Admissions

Joining our Senior School

In September 2025, we hope to welcome approximately 80 children (boys and girls) to our Year 7. They will join around 105 Junior School pupils, moving from Year 6 into our Senior School.

Below we have outlined the 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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Joe DydaJoe Dyda | 11+ Admissions officer 
Telephone: 020 8347 3564
Email: senioradmissions@highgateschool.org.uk

Register your interest

If you’re interested in joining us in September 2025 and beyond, please click the button below to leave your details so we can:

    • Let you know when you are able to apply
    • Let you know about opportunities to visit us
    • Send you information 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 Saturday 5 October 2024, 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 the Principal.
  • Chances to meet some of our key staff, pupils and members of the Admissions Team.

Booking for this event will open in Summer 2024 and be open to those families looking at 2025 entry only.

Applications are open

Applications are now open and will close on Wednesday 6 November 2024.

Please take time to review our 11+ admissions policy and read our Criteria for 11+ entry before making an application. There is an application fee of £150 which is payable online via PayPal or card and all applications are acknowledged via email. Bursary applicants with a gross household income of under £30,000 are not required to pay the full application fee.

The information below may be helpful to read before making your 11+ application.
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Entrance Exams - December 2024

The first part of the assessment consists of three tests taken at the school. We understand how nervous some pupils will be so we endeavour to make the morning as fun and stress-free as possible.

English
Our English paper reflects the KS2 National Curriculum. To help your child prepare, here are some English 11+ sample test papers: English Practice Paper 1, Practice Paper 2 and Practice Paper 3. Please find an 11+ English tutorial film here.

Mathematics
Our Mathematics paper is designed so no specific syllabus or preparation is desirable or necessary.
Here are some Mathematics 11+ sample test papers; Mathematics A, B and C. Answers for Mathematics A are here.
Please find an 11+ Maths tutorial film here.

Non-verbal Reasoning
Please find an 11+ Introduction and Non Verbal Reasoning (NVR) tutorial here.

We also request a confidential reference from your child’s Headteacher.

Interviews - January 2025

A significant proportion of our candidates are invited back for the second stage of assessment: activities and interviews. This consists of a group interview and taster lesson(s). 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.

Interviews will take place in January 2025.

Offers - February 2025

Our offer letters are posted to successful candidates on early February 2025, with an email sent the following day.

Should you be in the fortunate position of holding several offers or would like to ask further questions, there is an event for children holding offers and their families later in February.

Responses must be received by early March, with a deposit payable on accepting a place. We are always delighted to hear earlier than the deadline!

Welcoming new parents and pupils - Summer 2025

We understand that moving to secondary school is a major change for pupils and parents.

Our Head of Lower School, Head of Year 7 and team of experienced tutors ensure this transition is as smooth as possible through a variety of events for new pupils (joining the school in September 2025) and their families in June 2025.

All our Year 7 pupils visit an activity centre for a day of team-building and group activities, to assist with the formation of friendships and getting to know the staff in August 2025, before the start of term.

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