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.

4+ Timeline

7+ Timeline

September 2018

Come to an open day

You are welcome at an open morning at any time whatever your daughter’s age. 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 2018

Deadline for registrations

You can register your daughter at any point from birth but the final registration date will be 7 November 2018

November/December 2018

Entrance assessments

Entry to the school is selective and the offer of a place is based on assessment. Assessment will take the form of an informal ‘play’ assessment in small groups of up to four children. At this stage we do not expect girls to have any formal education or knowledge.

December 2018

Decision letters sent to parents

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

June 2019

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 2019

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 2019

Welcome to NHEHS!