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Notting Hill and Ealing High School


School Name:Notting Hill and Ealing High School
Description: Independent Day School for Girls
Acceptance Ages: 11+


Due to Covid, NHEHS changed their admissions process for Year 7 Entry in which Cognitive Abilities test will be replaced by an online test called the ISEB Common Pretest.
Pretests will be taken by applicants at their current school, however, those who cannot take the test at their current school will be tested at NHEHS. Dates are yet to be confirmed.

Notting Hill and Ealing High School | The Assessment: ISEB Common Pre-test

Application in Year 7, must complete an online assessment called the ISEB Common Pretest, which evaluates the skills in Mathematics, English, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning. Here’s a brief introduction to the subjects covered in this online exam:


ISEB Pretest in English evaluates comprehension, sentence completion, spelling and punctuation.


ISEB Pretest in Mathematics evaluates mathematical ability across the curriculum, including arithmetic and problem solving.

Verbal Reasoning

ISEB Pretest in Verbal Reasoning evaluates thinking and problem solving with words.

Non-Verbal Reasoning

ISEB Pretest in Non-Verbal Reasoning evaluates thinking with shapes, space, diagrams and pictures.
The examination will last approximately 2 and a half hours. Duration of each section are as follows:
– English – 25 minutes
– Maths – 50 minutes
– Verbal reasoning – 36 minutes
– Non-Verbal reasoning – 32 minutes

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