Entry into Reception
Places for Reception entry are allocated by a ballot. Children’s names are entered into the ballot based on birthdays. Half of the available places will go to September through February birthdays and the other half to March through August birthdays, to ensure an even mix of age. The ballot takes place in May, sixteen months preceding entry into Reception. For example, a child due to start in Reception in September 2024, would have been drawn from the ballot in May 2023. Those who are not successful in the ballot, will have the option of remaining on our waiting list, in registration date order, should a space arise thereafter.
Siblings and children who wish to join us from NHP’s nursery school, The Acorn, are exempt from the ballot and are automatically offered places if they are available.
A child entering in Reception will join one of three parallel classes of mixed age range.
Pupils entering Year 1 and above are assessed to gauge the child’s academic abilities and ensure that the school’s educational facilities meet their needs. Most children will be assessed in the Spring term for entry the following September. The assessment procedure will comprise: papers in English and Mathematics; problem solving and verbal and non-verbal reasoning activities; an interview with the Headmistress or Deputy Head.
Pending a successful assessment an offer will be made for entry into the relevant year group and parents will be informed of the results no later than two weeks after the last assessment date.
Efforts will be made to balance the number of boys and girls in each class.
To register your child at Notting Hill Prep, please submit a registration form.
The NHP Bursary Foundation was established in 2009 with the aim of making an NHP education available to a broad cross-section of local children.
Each year we offer a minimum of two fully funded places to children joining into Year 7 from state schools in our neighbourhood.
These bursary places are academically selective and means-tested and cover not only fees, but trips, enrichment activities and incidentals.
Bursary pupils spend two years at NHP before transitioning to senior school in Year 9. Past bursary students have gone on to attain scholarships and fully funded places at senior schools such as Charterhouse, Rugby School, St. Edward’s School, Westminster, City of London and The Harrodian.
For all admissions enquiries, please contact the Head of Admissions, Miss Suzanne Shaheen, on 07518577973 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.