Joining Highgate

16+ entry

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

Key dates for 16+ entry in 2020

Open Evening: Monday 7 October 2019, 5.30pm and 6.15pm
Application deadline: Monday 21 October 2019 at 12noon
Bursary award application deadline: Monday 21 October 2019 at 12noon
Application fee: £150
16+ entrance assessments: Saturday 16 November 2019
Offer letters sent: Friday 29 November 2019
Acceptance deadline: Monday 16 December 2019.

16+ fees

Fee information

Open Evening
Monday 7 October 2019

Thank you to everyone who came to our open evening on Monday 7 October. We hope you saw for yourself what Highgate has to offer and were able talk to staff about the A level or Pre-U subjects under consideration.

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

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Application Deadline
Monday 21 October 2019

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

Music Award application form

Music Award information for 2020 entry

Application Form

Assessment day
Saturday 16 November 2019

All registered applicants will be asked to attend one of two sessions on our assessment day. There are currently no written assessments and candidates must attend interviews at Highgate. You will have interviews in each of the subjects nominated for Sixth Form study, plus a general interview with a senior member of staff.

Successful candidates
Friday 29 November 2019

Our decision letters are sent to all candidates. Responses must be received by Monday 16 December 2019.

Offer Holders' Evening
Thursday 5 December 2019

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.

Thursday 20 August 2020

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

End of Summer term 2020 and prior to the start of Michaelmas term 2020

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

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