Whether you are an alumna, former parent, former staff member or, perhaps, a prospective parent, I would like to invite you to learn more about the history of our wonderful school.

Our alumnae, or Old Girls, are an invaluable part of our school community and we are very excited about the calendar of events we are planning as we reinvigorate this aspect of the life of the school. I look forward to meeting you and hearing about your time and experiences here.

With that in mind I am very excited to announce our new alumnae and community platform, Channing Connect, where former parents, former staff and alumnae can stay up to date with school news, find out about upcoming events and much more. Please visit the website to register.

In addition to developing a vibrant programme of services and events for our alumnae, I am also keen to continue the excellent work which has already started in digitising the school’s archives. The archives hold particular appeal for me as an historian: they are a fascinating record of the school, its founders and alumnae. Please take some time to browse the selection already held here on our website. If you, your peers or family have any artefacts you would like to loan to the archives for digitisation, please do get in touch.

If you have any questions or suggestions about alumnae events, Channing Connect or the archives, please do not hesitate to contact Jade Francis in the Alumnae Office by email at I look forward to seeing you at an event soon!

With very best wishes,

Lindsey Hughes

Headmistress and Alumnae Association President

Digital Archive

The Channing Archives offer a window into the lives of the girls, young women and staff who attended the school from its founding in 1885 to the present day.

With the help of volunteers, the many memories, artefacts and literature will continue being added to this collection to provide a visual history of the school, its inhabitants and Highgate from the nineteenth century onward.

Should you wish to find out more or add to this collection please email Miss Francis at

In the meantime we invite you to enjoy exploring our history here.

Social Media

Join the Alumnae facebook group, you can also find photos from our latest events: Channing Old Girls

Chatting with Channing

Listen to episodes of Chatting with Channing featuring interviews with our Alumnae: