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Admissions to Junior Years & Senior Years

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.

Please contact our Admissions Co-ordinator, Mrs Sarah Grimes, by telephone on 01382 202921, or by email at admissions@highschoolofdundee.org.uk   

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 entry is 12pm on the last school day in the preceding December.

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).

Assessments for applications for L2-L7 and F1 normally take place on a day in January.

Assessments for applications for L1 and F2-F6 normally take place on a number of days throughout January. 

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.