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


NOTE: Due to Covid, the 11+ Admissions Process for 2021 entry to Notting Hill and Ealing High School has changed. Click here to learn how to prepare for the new assessment.




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) Cognitive Abilities Test, 11 Plus Exam Information


Registration Closing Date: November

Exam Date: January

Exam Board Type: CEM

Results Date: February


Notting Hill and Ealing High School (NHEHS) Admissions Criteria


Notting Hill & Ealing High School is part of the London 11+ Consortium. Currently comprising of twelve independent schools, all these schools use the same test paper, which is taken on the same date in all schools. As such NHEHS adheres to the Consortium’s Agreed Code of Practice.


Year 7 is the usual main entry point to NHEHS’s Senior School and admission is determined by student performance in the January entrance test. The school also requires prospective pupils to attend an interview as part of the Year 7 selection process. This interview, which usually takes place in January/February, 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. If you would like to attend an upcoming event, please email the school’s Registrar at


Parents should register their daughter for the cognitive abilities test via this registration form. The form should be returned to the school alongside a non-refundable deposit of £125. Once a child is registered, they will be eligible to take the entrance test. The school offers lots of information about the 11 plus application process, available on the school’s website.


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


The London Consortium has replaced its traditional eleven plus exam with a bespoke Cognitive Abilities Test. The test assesses Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning. This test has been created for the London Consortium by the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM). It’s worth noting that the CEM definition of Verbal Reasoning includes question types, such as comprehension, that you would usually find in an English test.


Some of the questions will be in a multiple-choice format. Students will be required to mark their answers on a separate answer sheet. The test lasts for approximately 75 minutes, with a 30-minute break midway. CEM tests tend to consist of shorter timed sections, each focusing on a specific question type. These sections are then taken in a mixed order rather than one subject after another. So, for example, a 5-minute Verbal Reasoning comprehension section could be followed by a 10-minute Maths LNR section, followed by a 6-minute Verbal Reasoning cloze section.


There will be no other written assessments. The Consortium has implemented this new cognitive test 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 and parents will receive test results in February.


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. As the assessment focuses on Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning, we would recommend our selection of eleven plus papers that are designed in the CEM style. All our packs include answers so you can quickly check your child’s work and identify where they might need to focus and improve.


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


We hope you find this article useful. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need some advice or if you have any questions or queries.



Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in Notting Hill and Ealing High School 11+ past papers. The information provided about Notting Hill and Ealing High School was believed to be correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.



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