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Welcome from Mr Roe Headteacher


A very warm welcome to Dr Challoner’s High School.

We are here to provide the best possible education for girls.  We are passionate about the breadth of aspiration and opportunity, and ensure that our girls are empowered with the skills, habits and attributes needed to thrive in the 21st Century and to contribute significantly to the world.

A leading selective grammar school for girls, Challoner’s High has a strong tradition of academic excellence, consistently placing in the top 50 in state school examination league tables.  Judged by Ofsted as ‘Outstanding’ in 2012, we subsequently became only the ninth school in the country to gain the Exceptional Schools Award in July 2014.  Nearly all of our students choose to go to university, with most going to Russell Group institutions, including Oxford and Cambridge.

Beliefs so often shape reality.  For decades our values have led to a supportive, joyful and intellectually ambitious education.  We believe that girls learn best when all are valued, inspired, curious and happy.  We believe that all girls, whether naturally quiet or gregarious, can become confident, resilient and courageous; free to follow their own paths; discover their own passions and achieve their personal bests.  Therefore, at the heart of our school is a tightly-knit and highly purposeful community of students and teachers – a warm-hearted community characterised by compassion, commitment and a strong instinct for the fun, creative and clever.  

An infectious vibrancy and a generosity of spirit underpin Dr Challoner’s High School as a ‘home from home’ for 1140 girls aged between 11 and 18.  Our girls have the potential to help shape the world over 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.  

Alan Roe

A welcome from our Head Girl, Shannon Jarrett

I’m Shannon and I’m incredibly proud to be representing our school as the 54th Head Girl.

This year, I have an amazing team of passionate and enthusiastic girls behind me who I know care a huge amount about this school and its future.

Challoner’s High is amazing. We produce brilliant results year on year but results aren’t what makes us so exceptional. Challoner’s High girls are resilient, creative and kind and as a team, we are aiming to improve these aspects of our school over the coming year.

We believe that every member of our school community should have a say in what happens here and we want to encourage all girls to stand up and make their voices heard. We intend to introduce a new student parliament that will allow every student to get involved and feel as though their opinion is heard.

By increasing links with the local communities, charities and alumnae, we can show everyone what Challoner’s High girls are made of. Our passion, drive and resilience will not only bring Challoner’s High to the community but the community to Challoner’s High.

I hope that, as a team, we can work together to make this year an incredible one.


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