How to get into Highgate School 

Type:  

Independent, coeducational school. (Aged 4-18)

Registration Fees (as of publication of this blog):

£150 (for a program/course) 

Fees (as of publication of this blog):

Pre-Preparatory School – £6,790 per term

Junior School – £7,190 per term

Senior School – £7,840 per term

Highgate may not grant a scholarship if the family’s gross income exceeds four times our tuition or if the family has lived abroad within the past two years.

Current Head (as of publication of this blog):

Mr Adam Pettitt

About Highgate School 

Highgate School is one of the premier private schools in London. It accepts pupils between the ages of 4 and 18, including British and international students. The school operates on a full-time basis and provides a mixed education program.

The school was established in 1565 by Elizabeth I’s royal charter; nowadays, the school upholds its historical values and carefully protects its memories, blending them with creative instructional techniques and sophisticated technical equipment. This helps students accomplish remarkable academic results while learning in a peaceful, warm, and welcoming environment. 

Is Highgate School good for you?

The independent school’s inspector has graded Highgate School as “excellent.” Following a visit in December 2021, the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) awarded the school the highest grade. The report focused on the students’ achievements, including their academic improvement and personal development.

For further validation, you can visit the school on open days which typically take place between September and October every academic year. 

Admissions

Parents/students need to follow the given instructions to secure admission to Highgate School. 

  1. Applications for 2023 entry for 4+ have now closed, but you can register your interest for entry for 2024 here.
  2. Parents interested in taking admission for their child in a junior year need to submit the details here

Application for the junior year must be submitted before 18 November 2022 at noon, along with application fees of £150.

  1. Parents interested in taking admission for their 11+ child need to submit the details here.

Application for 11+ admission must be submitted between 15 July and 9 November 2022.

  1. Parents interested in taking admission for their child in sixth form in September 2023 need to submit the details here

Application for 6th form admission must be submitted between mid-July and 21 October 2022.

Exams and interviews

Taking admission to Highgate School is very competitive; the students have to go through assessments for final selection. Below are important dates to remember.

  • For the pre-prep year, the assessments will be carried out someday between Monday 31 October and Friday 11 November 2022. 
  • For 7+, the assessment test (English and mathematics test) will take place on 5 December 2022.
  • For 11+, the assessment test (English, non-verbal reasoning, mathematics) will take place on 5 December 2022.
  • For the sixth form, a virtual assessment (interview on each nominated subject) will take place on 12 November 2022.

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