How to get into Notting Hill and Ealing High School


Independent school for girls aged 4-18

Registration Fee (as of publication of this blog):


Acceptance Fee (as of publication of this blog):

£1500 (non-refundable)

Fees (as of publication of this blog):

Junior School – £5,364 per term, Senior School – £6,956 

Fees do not include trips or lunch. 

Current Head (as of publication of this blog):

Matthew Shoults

About Notting Hill and Ealing High School

Notting Hill and Ealing High School is an independent school for girls aged 4-18 founded in 1873 in Norland Square, but moved to Ealing, London in 1931. It is part of the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST). 

Is Notting Hill and Ealing School good for you?

Notting Hill and Ealing High School take academic achievements very seriously and they are recognised for it. In 2021, they won the coveted TES awards for ‘Senior School of the Year’. In 2020, they won the Independent Girls’ School of the Year award. They have also been featured in the top 20 for their GCSE results in addition to their A-level results by the Times School League Table. 

Open Days offer parents and the girls an opportunity to discover what life is really like at the school. The school holds scheduled Open Days that include a tour by students and a talk from the Headmaster or Head Girl team. 


The junior school (girls aged 4-11) has over 310 girls while the senior school (girls aged 11-18) has over 600 girls. The entry points for admission are at 4+ (Reception), 7+, 11+, and 16+. There may be places in other year groups, but it is selective and via an appropriate test or interview. 

Entry into 4+ and 7+ is highly selective. About 40 girls are considered for 4+ classes and two classes of 24 girls for 7+ classes. 

The registration deadline for 11+ registration for 2023 entry is on Friday, 11 November 2022, while the registration deadline for Sixth Form is Friday, 5th November 2022. Girls for Sixth Form entry are selected based on assessment, predicted grades and interviews. 

Entrance exams and interviews

4+ girls will have an informal play assessment in small groups of up to four girls. The assessment is around December. 

7+ girls will be required to sit entrance tests to test their verbal and non-verbal reasoning skills in addition to English and Maths. After this references will be requested from their current school and strong candidates will be invited back to interview. 

Entrance exams for 11+ will be held in December 2022 and interviews will take place around January 2023. 

Applicants for Sixth Form are required to sit a 30-minute paper in each of their chosen A-level subjects. Only successful candidates will be invited for interviews with the relevant Heads of Departments. 

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