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Sports updates

The New Sports Hall is an ultra-modern 4 badminton court sized indoor sports hall that is suitable for a range of sports such as netball, basketball, badminton, volleyball, gymnastics, cheerleading and trampolining. There are regular fixtures against other schools and Channing regularly enters county netball and borough athletics competitions. The building also boasts a fitness suite where pupils can use a variety of Gym equipment under the supervision of PE staff. The PE department has recently lead ski trips to Switzerland, Canada and France as well as a netball tour to Barbados.

Miss Della-Porta – Director of Physical Education and Sport

The Sixth Form year groups have their own space in the Sixth Form Centre – a purpose-built area that caters for the needs of the Sixth Form student. There are small seminar rooms which are utilised for teaching whilst the Studio is used for collaborative work as well as presentations from external speakers, assemblies, and clubs. The Sixth Form dining room area ensures that the Sixth Form enjoy lunch in their own space whilst the kitchen can be used to make snacks and drinks during the course of the day. The Sixth Form Centre also has a dedicated area for individual work and desktops are readily available for work whilst chromebooks can be borrowed during lessons. The Director of Sixth Form and Assistant Director of Sixth Form are also available in the Sixth Form Centre to help guide students as they progress through to the end of A levels. The Sixth Form Centre is only used by the Sixth Form students and allows them the opportunity to grow into independent young adults.

Our seven purpose-built, fully equipped Science laboratories allow pupils to have first-hand, practical experience in all of their Science lessons. An engaging and informative curriculum covering the essentials of Biology, Chemistry and Physics is delivered at KS3, with all pupils going on to study the three Sciences separately at GCSE level. To complement their studies pupils engage with a range of extra-curricular opportunities including competitions, lectures and peer-led workshops.

Mr Grossman – Assistant Head: Director of Science, Technology and Engineering

The Music School provides a friendly, enthusiastic and stimulating environment in which musical excellence is encouraged and celebrated. We help our students develop their musical potential and respond to a variety of musical challenges. Students are given the opportunity to perform individually and in ensembles – irrespective of age or musical ability. Our facilities are fabulous and include 13 practice/teaching rooms. Often all rooms are in use, and the place literally ‘buzzes’ with musical activity, even as early as 8 o’clock in the morning! All our rooms are equipped with high quality upright pianos, mainly Yamaha or Kawai models. Our fully soundproofed percussion studio is a superb place for our rock bands to make music and, for those interested in technology, our Music Technology room is equipped with 23 iMacs and full-size Yamaha keyboards. Each week, we have 27 co-curricular musical activities from Theory Club to Jazz Band and on most Fridays, we have ‘Music at Lunchtime’, in which pupils of any standard have the opportunity to play or sing a solo, whether they have their music lessons in or out of school.

Mr Boxall – Director of Music

The Multi Use Games area is a synthetic grass court. The MUGA is used for a range of different sports including netball, tag rugby and football. The PE department use it for both curricular activities lessons and extracurricular sessions.

Miss Della-Porta – Director of Physical Education and Sport

The senior school library enjoys beautiful views over Waterlow Park and is a light and inspiring place to work. Pupils come to the library to study, relax with a book and join in with creative writing and book clubs. There is plenty of desk space as well as Mac desktop computers and Chromebooks. During lessons and after school the main part of the library is designated a quiet study area. However there is also a group study room for collaborative work and meetings with teachers. As well as books and magazines, the library also provides access to a range of online resources that are accessible at home and at school. Pupils can choose from over 2100 ebooks and audiobooks as well as a range of online journals, newspapers and magazines. All these resources can be searched from the online catalogue.

Ms Ramsden – Senior School Librarian

There are many children with different tastes and the menu reflects this. We try to cater for all by encouraging them to try new things to have their 5 a day and to have a well-balanced diet. All dietary requirements are catered for and great care is taken in the preparation of meals. Food items are all freshly prepared on the premises using fresh seasonal ingredients and are sourced from reputable local suppliers where possible.

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Mrs Hibbert – Catering Manager

Brunner House is at the heart of the School. It overlooks the quad where pupils and staff gather at break and lunchtime to meet, chat or just enjoy some fresh air and the stunning views over North London. Twelve classrooms flank spacious corridors over two floors and Brunner House is home to Year 7 pupils’ Form rooms and classrooms for Humanities including MFL, English, Geography, History and RE. It is also where, as Acting Head of Y7, I have my office on the ground floor. I’m always on hand for any queries or if a new pupil just wants to talk through something with me.

Miss Z Lindsey – Acting Head of Year 7 

The Arundel Centre is an impressive, contemporary performing arts space with the capacity to seat 244 audience members. The theatre boasts industry-standard lighting and sound equipment, allowing students to perform and design to a professional standard. From GCSE and A Level examination performances, to whole school productions, the Arundel Centre is the vibrant, beating heart of the Drama Department.

Channing students aged 4 to 18 enjoy the numerous opportunities to perform in this state of the art space, whether singing, playing music or acting. The Arundel Centre has also been used by the wider community for dance shows, and recently it housed The Cervantes Theatre Company’s professional production of ‘The House of Bernada Alba’, which was performed in Spanish.

Miss Hill – Head of Drama and Theatre

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