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FAQs 11+

FAQs 11+

Everything you need to know for 11+

What is the closing date for receipt of applications for Year 7?

23 November 2018 – All applications for Year 7 entry in September 2019 must be received by this date. Applications received after this will not be accepted.

What happens after I have returned my application form and fee?

You will receive an acknowledgement and your daughter will be entered for the 11+ entrance examination. We will also request a reference from the Head Teacher of your daughter’s current school.

When is the Entrance Examination?

The London 11+ Consortium Entrance Examination will take place on Friday 11 January 2019 at 10.00am. You must indicate on your application form the school where your daughter will sit this examination. This is essential to ensure that each school order the correct number of examination papers and also so that you receive the correct instructions for the examination morning.

Does it matter where my daughter sits the examination?

No. It does not matter where your daughter sits the entrance examination as long as it is at another London 11+ Consortium school. All applications are treated equally irrespective of where your daughter sits. Your daughter, however, must have submitted an application to the consortium school where she chooses to sit the examination.

What subjects will my daughter be tested on?

Detailed information regarding the Entrance Examination for September 2019 entry will be available soon.

Can I have copies of past examination papers?

The Entrance Examination for January 2019 will be new and different from past entrance papers. We therefore cannot provide past papers but an example of the format of will be made available as soon as possible.

How long is the examination?

The London 11+ Consortium Entrance Examination will be 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Can I make an application from abroad?

Yes. Applicants can apply from abroad and arrangements can be made for candidates to sit the entrance examination at their current school. We encourage applicants from abroad to attend an interview at the school, if it is at all possible.

Will my daughter have an interview?

Applicants invited to attend an interview will be notified as soon as possible of the date and time. Details of the format of the interview will be provided for candidates along with the invitation to attend.

Do you offer Scholarships and Bursaries?

All applicants who sit the entrance examination are automatically considered for an Academic Scholarship (10% of the fees). You do not need to make a separate application.

If you wish to apply for a Music Scholarship, however, you must complete the Music Scholarship Application form in addition to the Year 7 application form. All applicants who meet the published criteria will be invited to attend a music audition in January. Music Scholarships are awarded for up to 50% of the tuition fees as a result of the audition and qualification in the academic examination.

Bursaries can be awarded for up to 100% of tuition fees on entry to Year 7. They can also be awarded during a pupil’s time at Channing if personal circumstances change. In order to assess financial criteria, applicants will be asked to complete a Statement of Financial Circumstances. When considering applications the full family circumstances, not just income, will be considered.


Are applicants with a sibling already at Channing always offered a place?

Siblings of current pupils are given careful consideration but they are not given priority or automatically offered a place. Each applicant is considered on her own individual merit. Sisters are always invited to attend an interview.

When will I know the result of my daughter’s application?

An email will be sent to you on Friday 15 February 2019 with the result of your application. Please note, if your daughter is placed on the Waiting List, information about her position on the list is not given. All girls on the Waiting List are considered to have qualified for entry should a place arise.

How long do I have to decide whether to accept the offer of a place?

You must accept or decline an offer of a place in Year 7 by 12.00 noon on Tuesday 5 March 2019.