FAQs 11+
FAQs 11+

FAQs 11+ Admissions

Everything you need to know for 11+

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

18 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 is 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 the correct exam venue and 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 examination. All applications are treated equally irrespective of where your daughter sits. Please note: Candidates CAN ONLY choose to sit the exam at a school if they have submitted an application to that school.      

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 questions to demonstrate the type of questions and how to record answers.

How long is the examination?

Candidates will be expected to arrive at the exam venue at least 30 minutes before the exam begins.  The actual 11+ examination will be 1 hour and 15 minutes with a break of about 20 minutes in the middle.  Your daughter will be at the exam venue for approximately two and half hours.

Can I make an application from overseas?

Yes. Overseas applications are very welcome but they cannot sit the exam overseas at their current school. They 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?

We invite every applicant to attend an interview in either January or February 2021.   Candidates have an individual interview with a senior member of staff for approximately 15 minutes. There is no need for candidates to do any preparation prior to their interview or to bring anything with them.

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. 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.

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

Results will be emailed to parents on Friday 12 February 2021. Please note, if your daughter is placed on the Waiting List, information about her position on the Waiting 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?

The date by which you must accept or decline an offer of a place is Wednesday 3 March 2021 at 12 noon.

What sports are offered to pupils ?

In year 7, 8 & 9 students are able to try a wide variety of sports including netball, football, athletics, volleyball, gymnastics, trampolining, cricket, rounders, tag rugby, cross country and health and fitness. In Year 9 the students also get the opportunity to complete part of their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh in their PE lessons. From Year 10 girls have the opportunity to go skiing

What languages to pupils study?

All pupils study Spanish in Year 7 as well as Latin. In Year 8 they study Spanish and either French or German and continue to study two languages in Year 9.  In. addition all pupils ion Years 7, 8 and 9 study Latin.  In Year 10 pupils choose at least one modern foreign language to study at GCSE level.

Do you provide a school bus service for pupils?

We are very well served by public transport with many bus routes passing the school and we are close to two tube stations. Please go to our website to see the range of  transport links to the school. Many pupils walk to school and we encourage pupils to cycle if they can. As well as being good for general health, it is good for the environment. We not therefore currently provide a school bus service for pupils but this is reviewed and considered every year.

What clubs and extra-curricular activities do you offer?

Please visit our website to see the wide range of clubs and activities on offer to our pupils: Extra-curricular activities at Channing.