The main points of entry to Highgate are at 4+, 7+, 11+ and 16+ but sometimes we are able to offer an occasional place in another year group due to family re-locations.

Places available are usually only available in our Senior School.

We have outlined below the step by step process for occasional places, the lists we keep are often full so please contact us below to find out the current position.

Tel: 020 8347 3596

Fee information Policies & Reports

Register and apply

Please register your interest in an Occasional Place with our Admissions Office. We keep a small number of candidates on the occasional place list for each year group.

We will contact you when we have a vacancy and are in a position to consider applications, at which point you can complete an online application form. The application fee is £150 (£300 if tests sat abroad, only with prior agreement) and due when we have confirmed we will be running an assessment. 

Please note that bursaries are not available for occasional place entry. 

Occasional place admissions policy 


Our candidates sit tests at Highgate, with papers in English and Mathematics, with an interview either the same day or the next week for the strongest candidates. Depending on the number of places available and the number of candidates, interviews may take place alongside the assessments or shortly afterwards. 

Successful candidates

Our offer letters are posted or emailed to successful candidates. The acceptance deadline for any occasional place is usually ten days after the offer is issued.