I’m delighted that you are taking the time to visit Channing again, at least online.  I hope that we will be able to welcome you back in person in the not-too-distant future.

As you will have seen from perusing the school website, I am the new Headmistress of Channing, and I am thrilled to be here. The school, staff, pupils and wonderful Channing community, of which the alumnae are a big part, have all welcomed me with open arms. I have been very happy to have the chance to listen to so many people’s hopes and ideas; I find the school, in its widest sense, full of positivity and excitement for the future. Please read my letter of introduction to alumnae for more information about me and my background.

In addition to developing a vibrant and valued programme of services and events for our alumnae, I am also keen to continue the excellent work which has already started in digitising the school’s archives. As an historian the archives hold particular appeal for me: they are a fascinating record of the school, its founders and alumnae. Please take some time to browse the selection already held here on our website.

You are all part of Channing’s story and I look forward to getting to know you and hearing about your time and experiences here. As you will appreciate, Covid-19 has changed the type of events we are permitted to host for our alumnae body. We are working with our fantastic Alumnae Committee to create a calendar of events that I hope you will enjoy: watch this space.

In the meantime, please feel free to contact Jade Francis in the Alumnae Office at with your questions and suggestions. Also, if you, your peers or family have any artifacts you would like to loan to the archives for digitisation, please do get in touch. 

With very best wishes,

Lindsey Hughes
Headmistress and Alumnae Association President

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It is with great pleasure that we present our presentation on The History of Channing (Click Here) that was part of Lauderdale House’s Heritage Weekend. We have delved into the school archives to find some interesting facts and great photographs to share with you – we hope you enjoy it!

Thank you to all of those who have already submitted updates, the Alumnae Office will be in contact with regard to using these in our upcoming Alumnae Newsletter.

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