180 Year 7s for 2016/17

For the second year running Challoner's has opened up its Year 7 admission to six classes (180 students) rather than the usual five (150 students) for September 2016, following the successful expansion of the Year 7 intake this September.  The additional girls won't compromise our high academic standards and excellent facilities and teaching but will instead lead to some exciting developments in the school.

The school has been over-subscribed for many years but the additional class this September meant that all students who put the school as their first choice, and who passed the 11+ transfer test and lived in the school’s catchment, were able to get a place.  We were also able to provide a number of places for those just outside catchment as well.  The increased numbers have meant girls living within approximately nine miles of the school secured a place versus a previous distance of around 6.5 miles. 

Open Morning – Tuesday 13th October 9:30 – 11:15 am

Talks at 9:30 and 10:50

Tours at 9:50 and 10:10

(no appointment necessary)

 The school also welcomes visits from interested parents and their daughters at other times by arrangement.

We educate, we enrich, we enable

 Dr Challoner's High is an exceptional school that builds good character and pursues quality without flinching.  We ensure that Challoner's girls are empowered with the skills, habits and attributes needed to thrive in the twenty-first century so that they may make significant contributions to society.

Challoner's has a strong tradition of academic excellence, usually placing in the top 50 in state school examination league tables.  We promote excellence in all endeavours whilst developing young people with big hearts and well-rounded characters.  In a fast changing world, traditional values of honesty, courtesy, courage, respect, hard work and generosity of spirit are as important now as ever.  Close behind academic excellence therefore is deep-enrichment in all its forms.

Our girls have the potential to help shape the coming decades and it is our mission to provide them with the best possible preparation, whilst also daily recognising that learning is inherently joyful. 

If you would like to find out more, please visit our online prospectus at www.challonershigh.com or by contacting the school at office@challonershigh.com

Alan Roe




Message from the Head Girl

I am so excited to be representing this incredible Head Girl Team, as Challoner’s 52nd Head Girl.

This school has always been such a supportive and inspiring environment, and I really hope to contribute and encourage this passion for all aspects of school life.

I also have an incredible team working alongside me, all of whom have such passion and enthusiasm for the school and our contribution to it.

Over the next year, I aim to help encourage fundraising and development of The Challoner's Foundation through the use of new events and appeals, as ultimately, I feel it the responsibility of every member of our community to help to ensure this school remains at its current exceptional standard.

But most importantly, I wish to encourage further the fun, knowledge-loving environment for which Challoner’s has become so well known.

As Audrey Hepburn said ‘the most important thing is to enjoy your life…to be happy…that’s all that matters’ and I think this is something that is so well demonstrated by our school, and a philosophy that I wish to continue to promote.

Jemima Lomax


OFSTED Inspection Report 2012 

    Urgent Notices


    Sixth Forn Open Evening

    19th November 2015 (evening)

    Talks as follows:

    18:15 – Externals

    19:00 – Surnames A-M

    19:30 – Surnames N – Z