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FAQs 11+
FAQs 11+

FAQs 11+

Everything you need to know for 11+

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

20 November 2020 – All applications for Year 7 entry in September 2020 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 8 January 2021. You must indicate on your application form the school where your daughter will sit this examination. This is essential to ensure that her examination paper is delivered to your chosen exam venue and 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. All applications are treated equally irrespective of where your daughter sits. Please note: the consortium school you choose as your daughter’s exam venue must have received an application from you. 

What particular learning aptitudes are you interested in?

Problem solving, critical thinking, perseverance, creativity, originality, curiosity and collaboration.

Will sample papers be provided?

No. There will only be some familiarisation material provided on The London 11+ Consortium website containing a small sample of simple questions to demonstrate the type of questions and how to records answers.

How long is the examination?

The 11+ examination will be 1 hour and 15 minutes with a break of about 20 minutes in the middle.

Can I make an application from overseas?

Yes. Applicants can apply from overseas but cannot sit the exam overseas. Overseas applicants must sit the exam at one of the London 11+ Consortium schools.   We encourage applicants from abroad to attend an interview at the school, if it is at all possible.

Will my daughter have an interview?

All applicants will be invited to attend an interview in November and December 2020 or January 2021. Applicants will be notified of the date and time of their interview as soon as the interview schedule has been confirmed.  Details of the format of the interview will be provided for candidates with their invitation to attend. There is no need to prepare for the interview or bring anything to the interview.

Do you offer Scholarships and Bursaries?

All applicants who sit the entrance examination are automatically considered for an Academic Scholarship (10% of the fees). No separate application is required.

If you wish to apply for a Music Scholarship 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 2021. 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 12 February 2021 with the result of your daughter’s 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 Wednesday 3 March 2021.