Joining our Sixth Form

In September, we hope to welcome upwards of 30 boys and girls into Year 12, from a variety of schools and backgrounds.

Below we have outlined the admissions process step by step. Laura O’Neill is our 16+ Admissions officer; do not hesitate to call or email her if you have any questions about the process.


Tel : 020 8347 3596

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Register your interest

The first step is to register your interest in a place at Highgate.

Please click the button below to leave your details so we can:

  • Let you know about this and other opportunities to visit us
  • Send you informative booklets and films to assist you with making your decision
  • Keep you up to date with school news and activities
Click here to register

Visit Us

We very much look forward to meeting you and enabling your family to learn more about the school. Our Open Event for families looking at 16+ 2022 entry will be on Tuesday 21 September 2021 in the early evening. At the open evening, you will be able to:

  • Attend a series of short talks by our Heads of Sixth Form.
  • Find out more about the A level courses and meet the teaching staff in the subjects you’re considering at A level
  • Discover our co-curricular programme and careers and employability schemes.
  • Attend Q&As with our pupils to discover school life from their perspective

Once you have registered your interest, you will receive booking information via email. Booking for events will be via eventbrite in early September.

Application Deadline
Friday 22 October 2021

Please review our admissions policy, then complete and submit your application by this date, including your application fee. All applications are acknowledged and we will keep you advised on forthcoming admissions events.

Bursary applicants with a gross household income of under £30,000 are not required to pay the registration fee. For further information, please contact:

Bursary information
16+ Music Award Application Form 2022
Music Award information 2022
Sixth Form Prospectus

Apply now

Assessment day
Saturday 13 November 2021

All registered applicants will be asked to attend virtual assessments via Zoom. You will have interviews in each of the subjects nominated for Sixth Form study, plus a general interview with a senior member of staff. We will send more details about the assessment day closer to the time, but if you have any possible issue accessing a device with a webcam, please let us know when you make your application.

We found that Zoom interviews worked well for 16+ entry with less waiting for candidates between interviews and no need to travel. Interviews will still offer a chance to meet the staff and ask any questions.

Successful candidates
late November 2021

Our decision letters are sent to all candidates. Responses must be received by Monday 13 December 2021.

Offer Holders' Evening
Early December 2021

Our offer holders reception is a chance to meet staff, sixth formers and other prospective sixth formers. You’ll be able to hear from the Head of Sixth Form and ask any questions you may have. Parents are welcome to join us at the end of the session.

August 2022

Once you have received your GCSE results, these should be sent to our Admissions Office who will confirm your place.

End of Summer term 2022 and prior to the start of Michaelmas term 2022

Induction events take place to help our new sixth formers settle in and find their way around.

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