Joining Highgate – 16+ admissions

Joining our Sixth Form

In September 2023, we hope to welcome upwards of 30 boys and girls into Year 12, from a variety of schools and backgrounds. They will join around 185 Sixth Form pupils, moving from Year 11 to Year 12 in our Senior School.

Applications for 2022 entry have now closed.

Below we have outlined the admissions process step by step. If you’d like to read about the aims and ethos of the school, you can do so here.

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Register your interest

If you’re interested in joining us in September 2023, please click the button below to leave your details so we can:

  • Let you know about 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 your interest

Visit Us for 2023 entry

We expect to hold our annual Open Evening on Tuesday 20 September 2022. The date will be confirmed, and registration will open, later in the Summer.


Applications for 2023

Applications for 2023 entry will open on our website in mid July and close on Friday 21 October 2022.

Please review our admissions policy, then complete and submit your application by this date. 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 and will be updated for 2023 entry later in the Summer.

Bursary information
Sixth Form Prospectus

Assessment day
November 2022

All registered applicants will be asked to attend virtual assessments via Zoom. We expect to hold the Interview Day on Saturday 12 November 2022.

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 2022

Our decision letters for 2023 entry are sent to all candidates in at the end of November. Responses must be received by Monday 12 December 2022.

Offer Holders' Evening
Early December 2022

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 2023

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

End of Summer term 2023 and prior to the start of Michaelmas term 2023

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

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