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Senior School Admissions
Senior School Admissions

Senior School Admissions

Application Form for 11+ Entry 2021 – Closing date 20 November 2020

Channing School is a member of The London 11+ Consortium and follows its Agreed Code of Practice. Candidates for entry to Year 7 sit the London 11+ Consortium entrance examination in January, prior to entry in September the same year.

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

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 examination are considered for an academic scholarship. There is no need to make a separate application.

Music Scholarships  –  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

Chance Vacancies – Years 8 to 10

Occasionally, we have places in Years 8 to 10 that arise due to a pupil departure.   Please visit our Chance Vacancies page for more information.

For all admissions queries please contact the Registrar on 020 8340 2328 or