Entry at 11+ (Year 7)

Entry in September 2019

Girls must have reached the age of 11 before 1 September in the year of entry, and will be in Year 6 when they sit their entrance examination.  Girls applying to start in Year 7 in September 2019 must have been born between 1st September 2007 and  31st August 2008.  The deadline for registrations is 30 November 2018  and the examination for entry into Year 7 in September 2019 will be held on 11 January 2019.

Notting Hill & Ealing High School is part of the London 11+ Consortium (previously known as the North London Girls’ Schools’ Consortium). Currently comprising twelve independent girls’ schools, all these schools set the same test paper which is taken on the same date in all schools.  The Consortium schools also share results and have common dates for releasing results and deadlines for acceptances, with the aim of making the applications process simpler, for both pupils and parents.

The schools are:

Channing SchoolGodolphin & Latymer SchoolNotting Hill & Ealing High SchoolSouth Hampstead High School
Francis Holland (Regent’s Park)More HouseQueen’s CollegeSt Helen’s School
Francis Holland (Sloane Square)Northwood College for GirlsQueen’s Gate SchoolSt James Senior Girls’ School

For 11+ entry in September 2019 onwards, all schools in the London 11+ Consortium have refined the application process, replacing the previous English and Mathematics entrance examinations with a 75 minute, bespoke cognitive ability test incorporating verbal, non-verbal and mathematics questions. This rigorous new test has been designed to identify academic potential and reduce the reliance on arduous preparation. The test can be taken at any of the schools in the London Consortium to which an application has been made.

Further details, are available on the 11+ Consortium website.  This includes  familiarisation materials which show the style of the examination and the type of questions likely to be  asked.  These materials are not intended to be an indication of the standard of the examination.  

Click here to visit the 11+ Consortium Website

Interviews and References

In order to gain a complete picture of each prospective pupil, at NHEHS we will continue to use the interview as an important part of our selection process helping us to identify pupils who will thrive, academically and otherwise, here.  Interviews are usually  held in January/February and details of the dates and process are sent out to parents in December.  At NHEHS we interview all applicants. Places will be offered on the basis of performance in the test and interview, as well as the reference from their current school.

The results of the entrance procedure will be posted to parents on 14 February 2019.  Those wishing to accept the offer of a place must notify the school in writing, by the deadline date of 5 March 2019.  Once a place has been offered and accepted a deposit of £1000 (non-refundable) is payable to confirm the place.

You can download an application form for Year 7 entry here (pdf)

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