Joining Highgate

The main point of entry to Highgate Senior School is at 11+ and we have only a few places available beyond this.

The last formal 13+ entrance assessments (for entry to Year 9 in September 2022) are concluded.  Highgate sometimes has places available in other year groups (typically Year 8, 9 and the start of Year 10 only). If you are interested in an occasional place, please contact our Admissions Office in the first instance and certainly before making an application.

Key information

  • Initially, the pupil’s latest school report should be shared with our Admissions Office, who will advise further on available places and possible assessment timings.
  • Application fee: £150 (£300 if tests sat abroad, only with prior agreement).
  • Entrance examinations will be in English and Mathematics, with an interview either the same day or shortly later.
  • The acceptance deadline for any occasional place is usually ten days after the offer is issued. Tours of our School can be arranged during this time to help with decision making.
  • Please note that bursaries are not available for occasional place entry.
  • Occasional place admissions policy

Fee information Policies & Reports

Open day
Saturday 3 October 2020

Although we may not be able to advise whether an occasional place will become available for your child, you are welcome to come to our Open Day.

Our open day lets you see for yourself what Highgate has to offer. You view our facilities and chat to staff and pupils.

Book your visit

Application Deadline

Once you have registered your interest in an Occasional Place with our Admissions Office, we will contact you when we are in a position to consider applications. Please review our Occasional Place admissions policy and complete and submit your application by the date advised, including your application fee. All applications are acknowledged.

Once in receipt of an application, we also request a confidential reference directly from your child’s head teacher.

Application Form

Entrance exams

Our candidates sit tests at Highgate, with papers in English and Mathematics.


Depending on the number of places available and the number of candidates, interviews may take place alongside the assessments or shortly afterwards. Interviews are a great opportunity to learn more about our School.

Successful candidates

Our offer letters are posted or emailed to successful candidates.