TES Independent Senior School of the Year 2021

"Virtually every parent would say they want their daughter to develop into a happy and confident young woman. At Notting Hill and Ealing they make it happen."

- Good Schools Guide

“Pupils are highly motivated to succeed and are exceptionally focused in their attitudes to learning.”

- ISI 2022

"We believe that Sixth Form should be the most interesting, enriching and academically demanding years of your school life. Each year, pupils join us with the intellectual spark and curiosity to take advantage of everything NHEHS has to offer, and leave with the drive and determination for their next adventure."

Registration deadlines:

Junior School

4+ Reception - 20.10.2023
7+ Year 3 - 08.12.2023

Senior School

To be confirmed

Sixth Form


“Pupils are highly motivated to succeed and are exceptionally focused in their attitudes to learning.”

- ISI 2022

"We believe that being part of a community matters, it involves reaching out to volunteer, raising funds for causes we care about, and sharing our spaces to build meaningful relationships. These collaborations are mutually enriching and enable our students to create connections beyond the school gates."

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- Mr Matthew Shoults, Headmaster

Duran Duran Fuels Creative Inspiration at School Production

By Isabella P, Year 10 Journalist Leader 

Often the unsung heroes of plays, backstage are essential to any production. Perhaps consider set, props, costume, acting, all as puzzle pieces that make for an awe inspiring performance. The question rises: what brings it all together? I’d like to suggest the lighting. 

With access to a lighting board, spotlights, the NHEHS lighting crew sit through all the rehearsals, meticulously planning cues and elevating the drama. For the Rover, the overarching themes were that of feminism and 90’s rave. 

Much of the lighting was inspired by the school’s poster of The Rover. Shivali G (Year 10) – designer of the poster – was influenced by Patrick Nagel’s work on the Duran Duran Rio album cover and the 80’s new romantics. She wanted to convey the disco but also an androgynous unknown rover. With the background portrait not conforming to predominantly female or male stereotypes we get our first glimpse of the mysterious ‘wanderer’ after which the play is named. Dramatic strips across the face of the poster were reflected in the lighting, sharing a little bit of 80’s disco with the audience.

The most basic objective for stage lighting is to illuminate the performers and highlight all the work that has gone into costume, props and set design. For the Rover, the lighting perfectly encapsulated the comedic tone, transporting the audience into the world of 90s disco. With the UV rays illuminating little details in the set, the red pulses of light for the fight scenes together with the 90s music,  the lighting and music team created a memorable emotional experience for the audience as well as conveying the storyline of the play. The NHEHS production of The Rover just would not have been the same without them.

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