Whether you are joining us from another school or moving up from our Junior School, everyone is new in Year 7. The Senior School is a place of great opportunity and we will expect you to be enthusiastic, think for yourself and work hard. In return, you will become part of a famously warm, supportive family; treated as an individual and valued for your achievements and efforts, whatever they may be.

Years 7, 8 and 9 are the years to learn, make mistakes, study new subjects and discover where your true talents lie. You will develop new skills and strengths, such as independence, which may come from travelling to school on your own for the first time, or deciding which of the many lunchtime and after-school clubs and activities you want to join. You will develop a love of learning and have fun!

Years 10 and 11 are the GCSE years, an exciting time when we begin preparing you for the rigours of external examinations and work with you to identify possible A Level choices and career opportunities including Higher Education.

The Sixth Form provides a stimulating and supportive environment where we will make sure you are ready for the challenges of life after Channing. You will take on greater responsibility within the School and become an important role model for younger pupils. Our new Sixth Form Centre (which opened in January 2015) is a truly stunning building that provides Sixth Formers with a place of their own; somewhere to work, socialise and enjoy a little independence from the rest of the School.