By the way, it's no longer clear that one of these schools really is harder to get into than the other. Things are developing very fast at Highgate and amongst those now interested in it. Some 'natural' Habs families are no longer applying to either Habs Boys or Girls.
A lot of families not in Hertfordshire or the outer suburbs now look to Highgate, a big change from only a few years ago. Many international familes, in particular, also naturally prefer a co-ed school, as now do those local Londoners who don't want their kids to trek up to the Habs schools every day. Highagte has transformed itself and not just by admitting girls.
Very, very different from just five years ago, when familes like ours didn't even consider Highgate.
Hi could you please explain a bit more about why families like yours wouldn't consider highgate but will now? I'm very interested to try and understand how highgate has changed over the years as you've said.