Scholarships & Awards Policy
Channing School seeks to recognise achievement in many ways.
One way in which this can be achieved is through making financial awards to pupils and parents to ensure that girls of exceptional ability and potential can benefit from a Channing education. Whilst the school is committed to ensuring that financial awards are increasingly made on the basis of financial circumstances, the Headmistress also has the discretion to make academic awards of up to 10% of tuition fees on entry to the Senior School or at any point during a pupil’s career at Channing should she consider it appropriate.
All candidates who sits the 11+ entrance examination are automatically considered for an Year 7 Academic Scholarship. They do not need to make a separate application. To be considered for a Sixth Form Academic Scholarship candidates (including current pupils) must sit the Sixth Form Academic Scholarship exam which takes place in November of every year.
Music Scholarships are available to applicants of exceptional ability and potential and include free tuition in school for one instrument. All applicants who meet the published criteria will be invited to an audition in January. Scholarships are awarded for up to 50% of the tuition fees as a result of the audition and qualification in the academic examination
Art awards are available on entry to the Sixth Form only.
All awards are made subject to our Conditions for Accepting an Award.
The Headmistress does have the discretion to make more significant awards but this will only be exercised in exceptional circumstances. The Governors will decide annually on the levels of financial support which the headmistress may award. Levels of awards are published for each academic year on the School website, in the prospectus and also in a number of commercial publications.