Joining the Junior School

Based on your daughter’s date of birth the timeline below outlines the main steps in applying to NHEHS right up to the point your daughter would join the school in either Reception or Year 3.

We hope the information is clear and helpful but if you have any questions or are interested in a place in another year group please contact the Registrar Miss Lauren Smith on (020) 8991 2165 or email She will be happy to help.

7+ Timeline

September 2019

Come to an open day

Open Mornings take place throughout the year allowing prospective parents to get a feel for NHEHS and to meet current pupils and staff. Information on the next available dates and online booking can be found here

November 2019

Deadline for registrations

You can register your daughter at any point from birth but the final registration date will be 7 November 2019

January 2020

Entrance assessments

Entry is selective and all girls are invited to sit tests in English, maths and reasoning before which a reference will be requested from their current school. Tests take place in mid January 2020. We aim to keep the atmospgeree as relaxed and friendly as possible so that girls can show us their best. Girls who do well in the test will be invited back for a short informal interview and have the chance to see around the school.

By end of February 2020

Decision letters sent to parents

If your daughter is offered a place you will be given around two weeks to accept the offer and to pay the £1000 non-refundable deposit. The exact deadline will always be clearly stated in offer letters.

June 2020

Information evening for new parents

A chance to learn more about your daughter’s first few weeks at NHEHS and to meet staff and other new parents

July 2020

Junior School Fun Day

Parents and daughters are welcome to join current pupils and parents for a summer fete organised by the NHEHS Parents’ Guild

September 2020

Welcome to NHEHS!