Senior School Admissions
Senior School Admissions

Senior School Admissions

We have now closed for September 2021 Entry
Our overriding concern at Channing is to reduce stress for our applicants by asking them to sit as few exams as possible.  Therefore in conjunction with many other schools in London this year, Channing are using the ISEB Common Pre-Test to assess candidates for entry to Year 7 in September 2021.

We feel that the ISEB online assessment, which has sections covering Verbal and Non-verbal Reasoning, English and Maths, allows all candidates to perform at their best. The adaptive questions enable girls from all settings to achieve highly and demonstrate their potential to a wide range of schools. In common with the 11+ Consortium test it does not require any specific preparation and will be accessible to those who suffered disruption to their learning in Year 5.

We request a school reference for all applicants and invite all candidates to attend an interview.

Our policy is to offer places on the basis of the whole picture created by the examination result, the school reference and the interview performance. We look very carefully at all three aspects to gauge a candidate’s potential.

Key Dates for 11+ 2021 Entry

Closing date for applications: 18 November 2020

ISEB Common Pre-Test must be completed:  On or before Friday 15 January 2021

Option to sit ISEB Common Pre-Test at Channing: We have now held all of our ISEB test days

11+ Interviews will take place: These have now been completed for all candidates

Thank you to all the parents who attended Mrs Hughes’s talk while your daughter was at her interview. For those of you who would like to listen again she has recorded her talk here, along with the FAQs.

Result of application emailed to parents : Friday 12 February 2021

Closing date for Acceptance of offer: Wednesday 3 March at 12 noon.

Scholarships and Awards

Academic and Music awards are offered in recognition of achievement and potential. Please see our Scholarships Policy:

Academic Scholarships: All candidates who sit the 11+ entrance test are considered for an academic scholarship worth 10% of the tuition fees. There is no need to make a separate application.

Music Scholarships: Before making an application for a Music Scholarship, please ensure your daughter meets the criteria to qualify for an audition.

Music Scholarship Information       


Bursary Application Form

Financial assistance is offered to pupils who would benefit from an education at Channing but whose financial circumstances might prevent this. Support for up to 100% of the tuition fees is available.  Please see our Financial Assistance Policy for more information.

If you have any queries regarding admission to the Senior School please contact the Registrar on 020 8340 2328 or email