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Channing is unique in providing an education for girls aged 4-18 based on the principles of two Unitarian sisters who, more than 125 years ago, founded the school in Highgate, North London.
We have always been at the forefront of girls’ education and our academic results are among the best in the country. This is due to our unparalleled system of individual attention and pastoral care, which we believe is crucial to ensuring our students’ success and happiness.
In a changing world of uncertainty and pressure, girls find at Channing an oasis of calm purpose, where they are encouraged to think for themselves, and to keep an open mind.
Each girl is valued for her own personal achievements and efforts, whether they be academic, intellectual, musical, sporting, theatrical, spiritual …or none of the above. Sometimes the greatest lessons are learned from the kindness of others and we recognise and encourage this too.
Gifted & Talented and SEN
The school follows the DfE Code of Practice on the Identification and Assessment of Special Education Needs.
We recognise that the term special educational needs encompasses those who are exceptionally gifted, those who have specific learning difficulties, those who have short or long term physical disabilities and those for whom English is an additional language
Our aim is to provide an environment that enables all girls to make the most of their potential, in whatever direction it may lie. Within the constraints of what is reasonable and practicable, we believe in flexibility and in making decisions about the kind of help offered on an individual basis.
We have a part-time member of staff who is fully qualified SENCO member of staff to meet the needs of pupils who may face difficulties in their learning.
Bursaries & Scholarships
Academic scholarships are available at 11+ on performance in the entrance examination and at interview. At 16+, scholarships are awarded on predicted GCSE (or equivalent) grades and interview. Music Scholarships are offered at 11+ and 16+ on the result of an audition. Art scholarships are available at 16+ based on portfolio of artwork.
Channing School is committed to providing opportunity regardless of financial means as far as the school bursary funds will allow. Means tested bursaries are available at Year 7 and Year 11. Girls holding bursaries may also be given help with expenses such as school field trips.
Details about how to apply for scholarships and bursaries information are included in the school prospectus and on the website.