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

What is a team sport and why should you play one?

By Sofia Stidham, Year 10 Journalist Leader

Team sports play a big role at NHEHS but why are they so popular? Year 10 Journalist Lead Sofia Stidham ran her own survey of 14-15 year olds to find out.


Around 85% of students that I surveyed take part in a sports club (inside or outside of school), and 70% of them are taking part in a team sports club at the moment.


So why are 70% taking part in a team sport?

I am going to tell you why. Firstly, 100% of those who take part in a team sport at the moment stated that they feel as though they have benefited from being in a team. I also asked them why. Some of the responses included:

“You learn to support people when they are struggling”

“It makes me more co-operative

“It helps me focus

“It encourages team spirit.”

“It teaches you that everyone makes mistakes sometimes and to be resilient.”

Secondly, there is a wide variety of team sports that you can take part in at school both competitively and for fun. The main team sports played competitively in all years, including the Sixth Form are: netball, hockey, football, cricket and water polo. In lessons only we also cover Basketball, Lacrosse, Touch Rugby and Volleyball from Years 11 and above.

However, would you ever think of dance being a team sport? 

I hadn’t, until I interviewed Carmel, a year 10 student who participates in many dance clubs. Her response was this, “I think of dance as a team sport, because if you are doing a group dance you need to work as a team and be synchronised. You also have to have a connection with the other people you are performing with.” Just as players in what we consider a more traditional team find, Carmel added, “I have learned from dancing in a team that things will not always go the way you wanted it to go, but you just need to do your best.”

So, maybe dance should be considered a team sport too. What do you think?

Would badminton and doubles tennis players argue that their sport is a team sport too? 

Whether it’s netball, hockey, football or dance, my survey showed that team sports are fun and a brilliant way to spend time with your friends while keeping fit, or a great way to make new ones!  


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