Notting Hill and Ealing High School (NHEHS) 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information




Established in 1873, Notting Hill and Ealing High School (NHEHS) is an independent girls’ school for pupils aged between 4 and 18. Located in Ealing, London, the junior and senior schools educate nearly 900 girls combined. A popular school in the area, it produces consistently good exam results.


The school’s primary aim is to provide its students with an excellent academic and extracurricular education. Girls are taught a challenging curriculum to stimulate their learning, but always in a supportive environment. NHEHS puts student wellbeing at the heart of everything it does and, as such, provides excellent pastoral care. The school has a Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Economic Education programme that enables each year group to tackle issues tailored to their age.


Notting Hill and Ealing High School (NHEHS) 11 Plus Exam Information


Registration Closing Date: November

Exam Board Type: ISEB Common Pretest

Deadline for taking the ISEB Pretest: December 10th

Results Date: February


Notting Hill and Ealing High School (NHEHS) Admissions Criteria


Notting Hill & Ealing High School is part of the London 11+ Consortium. All the schools that belong to the Consortium use the same entrance test.


Year 7 is the usual main entry point to NHEHS’s Senior School and admission is determined by student performance in the entrance test. The school also requires prospective pupils to attend an interview as part of the Year 7 selection process. This interview, which typically takes place in January, aims to help the school to identify who will benefit most from attending NHEHS.


Year 7 places are offered based on student performance in both the entrance exam and the interview, plus a character reference from their current school will be taken into account.


For further information on NHEHS’s Year 7 admissions process, please contact the Admissions team on 020 8991 2165 or email


How to Apply for 11 plus Entry to Notting Hill and Ealing High School


The best way to find out if Notting Hill and Ealing High School is the best educational environment for your child is to visit the institution. The school offers a selection of Senior School open days which can be booked through an online form.


Parents should register their daughter for the entrance test via this online form. The form should be returned to the school alongside a non-refundable fee of £140. Once a child is registered, they will be eligible to take the entrance test. 


Notting Hill and Ealing High School Year 7 entry, 11 Plus Assessment


The London Consortium has replaced its bespoke Cognitive Abilities Test with an online test called the ISEB Common Pretest. The test assesses Maths, English, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning and lasts around 2.5 hours. The English section lasts 25 minutes, the Maths lasts 50 minutes and the VR and NVR sections last 36 minutes and 32 minutes, respectively.


There will be no written assessments. The Consortium has implemented this new online assessment to identify pupils’ overall academic potential, rather than their ability to retain knowledge for a particular exam.


Students can take the test at any school in the Consortium, or any other school that uses the ISEB Common Pretest.


How to Prepare for the Notting Hill and Ealing High School 11 plus Entrance Test


Whatever a student’s current attainment level, investing additional time for preparation in the lead-up to the entrance test will likely improve their confidence ahead of the actual exam. Our practice tests, courses and skill-specific packs will familiarise your daughter with the structure and timings of the Pretest, as well as all the relevant question types, significantly boosting her confidence ahead of the big day. All our packs include comparative ranking statistics so you can get an idea of your child’s relative level compared to their peer group.



Click here to view our full list of recommendations specifically designed to help students prepare for the new London Consortium 11 plus exam.



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