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Coronavirus Update

16+ entry

Highgate welcomes upwards of 30 boys and girls into Year 12 each year, from a variety of schools and backgrounds.

Please note all dates are provisional and subject to change.

Key dates for 16+ entry in 2022

Open Event: September 2021, date tbc. Please note: open days will be restricted to parents of children, and children, applying for 2022 entry only. This is to manage numbers in view of COVID-19. We ask you not to register if your child is below the age for Year 12 entry in 2022 and we look forward to welcoming you closer to your child’s entry point.
Applications open: June 2021, on our website
Application deadline: Friday 22 October 2021 at 12noon, tbc.
Bursary award application deadline: Friday 22 October 2021 at 12noon.
Application fee: £150
16+ entrance assessments: Saturday 13 November 2021, tbc.
Offer letters sent: end of November 2021
Acceptance deadline: Monday 13 December 2021.

Fee information Policies & Reports

Open Event
October 2021

Our Open Event for families looking at 16+ 2022 entry only will take place in September 2021, with the exact date to be confirmed imminently. This will be a great opportunity to view the school and meet staff and pupils. Dates and registration forms will be available here on our website in Summer 2021.

We very much look forward to meeting you as soon as we are able.

Please review our Sixth Form subject choices booklet to decide which courses you would like to study before making your application.

Application Deadline
Friday 22 October 2021, tbc

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

Application Form

Assessment day
Saturday 13 November 2021, tbc

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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