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Admissions to Junior Years & Senior Years

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Although the school will be closed to visitors from 20th March 2020 as part of the nationwide response to Coronavirus, we are still accepting applications for August 2020 onwards and would be delighted to answer any questions you might have.

Our admissions team Mrs Alex McGrory (left) and Mrs Sarah Grimes (right) would love to hear from you. They will be working remotely and can be contacted between 9am and 4.30pm on weekdays via admissions@highschoolofdundee.org.uk  

We hope that the information on this page answers most of the questions you might have about the application process for places in the Junior and Senior Years.  

However, you are always welcome to contact us with any questions that you may have.  We understand that every child is different, and we are always happy to discuss any concerns or questions in confidence, to help you in preparing for an application.

How and when to join us

Entry into our Junior and Senior School can be either:

  • At the start of the School year in August
  • During the School Year

Application form 

An application form must be submitted, and the registration fee paid, before your child can be considered for a place (please note that submission of the application form and registration fee does not guarantee a place).

You can apply for a place by visiting our applications page and then completing our online application form or downloading a copy and completing and returning it. Alternatively, if you would like to receive an Application Pack by post, arrange a tour or simply chat about our admissions process, please email Mrs Sarah Grimes at admissions@highschoolofdundee.org.uk or call 01382 202921.

Fees and Bursaries

Details of current fees can be found on this page and information on bursaries can be found on this page. Please note that the deadline for bursary applications for August 2020 entry is 15th December 2019.

Entrance Assessments

A 20-minute school readiness assessment takes place prior to entry into L1 (P1), while in L2-L5 (P2-P5) a mathematics and language assessment takes place, as part of a taster day. In L6-L7 (P6-P7), a cognitive ability test takes place, as part of a taster day. Entry into F1 (S1) comprises a Cognitive Ability Test followed by workshop sessions with our Guidance Team. Entry into F2-F6 (S2-S6) comprises a Cognitive Ability Test followed by a taster day in class. Meetings with Heads of Departments will also be arranged to discuss subject choices for those entering F3-F6 (S3-S6). 

Entrance Assessments for 2020 entry

The main Entrance Assessment date for 2020 entry is Friday 10 January 2020.

Junior Years: L2-L7 Assessment Day - 9am to 3.10pm on Friday 10 January 2020.
Junior Emergency Contact Information Form

Senior Years:  F1 Assessment Day – 11.30am to 4.00pm on Friday 10 January 2020.
F1 Emergency Contact Information Form

Senior Years: F2-F6 assessments to be arranged on an individual basis.

If you are unable to come on January 10th, please contact Mrs Sarah Grimes to arrange another date. 
If you have any questions regarding the applications process, please do not hesitate to contact Sarah Grimes on 01382 202921, or by email at admissions@highschoolofdundee.org.uk 

International pupils

The High School of Dundee currently has probationary status as a licensed sponsor under Tier 4 (Child) of the points based system. This means that we are in the first year of our license to build up an established record of compliance. Our license number is QB956DQ76. As a day school we cannot offer boarding or a guardian service, but the Tier 4 status will benefit pupils wishing to study at the school whose families can make arrangements for them to stay with a family member or appointed guardian. The School must be satisfied that those care arrangements are adequate for the pupil’s wellbeing. Should you wish to find out more, please contact admissions@highschoolofdundee.org.uk 

Applications for future years  

In recent years, high demand for places has seen waiting lists in operation at various points across both the Junior and Senior Years. It is advisable to plan ahead so you may wish to submit an application now for entry in future years. 

Our Admissions Guide

You can find full information on the admissions process, day-to-day arrangements, and further information on life at the School, in our Admissions Guide.