Channing School

Channing is a selective school for girls aged 4-18 in Highgate, North London.

We are unique in providing an education based on inclusive, Unitarian principles and were founded by two visionary sisters in 1885. We uphold our heritage and encourage our pupils to develop respect, tolerance and understanding of all faiths as well as individual and social responsibility.

Channing is a school of great opportunity. Our mission is to inspire pupils to develop scholarship, integrity, altruism and independence. We are a centre of academic excellence where we ensure that every girl feels empowered and valued, supported by a stimulating and vibrant educational experience that nurtures and sustains independent thinking, confidence and creativity. Our examination results bear testament to the success of our ethos, coupled with the depth and breadth of university destinations and courses onto which our students are accepted.

Most importantly, in a changing world of uncertainty and pressure, girls find at Channing an oasis of calm purpose, where pupils of all ages are encouraged to think for themselves and to keep an open mind. Every member of the School belongs to our famously warm, supportive community. Pupils, staff and visitors alike comment on the indefinable ‘feel’ of the School, its very special atmosphere and unique ethos, which is so different compared to other schools in the area.

‘Adelante’, our Spanish Language Programme, launched in 2016, has quickly added to our individuality and is a key benefit of a Channing education, in both the Junior and Senior School. Designed to inspire and educate pupils and staff to gain a proficiency in Spanish and an appreciation of the Hispanic cultures, the aim of the programme is to ensure that all pupils leave the school with a high degree of competency and fluency in Spanish.

At Channing, we have always done our best to ensure that girls who would benefit from an education at the School are not excluded for financial reasons. We offer means-tested financial support with the payment of school fees to parents/guardians who would otherwise be unable to afford them. These bursaries may be awarded in the form of a discount of up to 100% on tuition fees, depending on the financial circumstances of applicants.

Essentials

  • Head Lindsey Hughes
  • Lindsey Hughes
  • Age range 4 - 18
  • Day / Boarding Day
  • Religious affiliation Unitarian
  • Exams
  • 14+ GCSE, IGCSE
  • 16+ A Level
  • Fees (per term) September 2020 - August 2021
  • Prep/Junior School
    • £6,420 per term
  • Senior School
    • £7,100 per term
  • Sixth Form
    • £7,100 per term
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Bursaries & Scholarships

Channing School has always done its best to ensure that children who would benefit from an education at the School are not excluded for financial reasons. We offer means-tested financial support with the payment of school fees to parents/guardians who would otherwise be unable to afford them. This support is known as a Bursary and these may be awarded in the form of a discount of up to 100% on tuition fees, depending on the financial circumstances of applicants.

Channing School seeks to recognise achievement in many ways. One way in which this can be achieved is through making financial awards to pupils and parents to ensure that girls of exceptional ability and potential can benefit from a Channing education.

Whilst the school is committed to ensuring that financial awards are increasingly made on the basis of financial circumstances, the Headmistress also has the discretion to make financial awards of up to 10% of tuition fees on entry to the Senior School or at any point during a pupil’s career at Channing should she consider it appropriate. All applicants who sit the entrance examination are automatically considered for an Academic Scholarship. You do not need to make a separate application.

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Scholarships & Bursaries offered
  • Academic scholarships
  • Art scholarships
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Music scholarships
  • Sibling discounts
  • Sixth Form scholarships

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