Welcome From The Headmistress

Welcome from the Headmistress

Welcome from the Headmistress

Channing is a happy, purposeful place of intellectual enquiry and personal discovery for girls aged 4 to 18.

While we enjoy the benefits of our location in Highgate, we are not what you might expect from a North London girls’ school.

We are proud of our academically challenging and balanced curriculum which is delivered by committed staff, through inspirational teaching methods and the innovative use of technology. This is enhanced by a co-curricular programme of activities, trips and speakers designed to broaden the mind. What really sets us apart is our underpinning Unitarian values of free thinking, acceptance and inclusivity, which are encapsulated in the Channing Promise of kindness and respect. You will find Channing is a school where each individual is encouraged to understand their strengths and learn to mitigate their weaknesses, using their time at school to develop their skills and enjoy their success, however they may define it.

To learn more, please visit one of our Open Days. I look forward to meeting you and giving you the opportunity to discover Channing for yourselves.

Mrs Lindsey Hughes,


Word from the Head

Chatting with Channing

Listen to our interview with Mrs Lindsey Hughes from our podcast, ‘Chatting with Channing’. Mrs Hughes explains what it means when you hear the phrase, ‘Girls enjoying success’, she talks about the importance of being 10% braver, and we also hear about pastoral care and the educational research the staff get involved in.

But then we also get to find out something more about Mrs Hughes herself, how she might choose to spend her time when she’s not in school.