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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, Evie Vennix

I'm Evie, and I am unbelievably proud to be representing this school as the 53rd Head Girl.

A quote from Winston Churchill, 'Never, never, never give up' is my personal motto, and I will apply this to everything I do, from helping to organise many of our wonderful school events to improving links with the wider community.

I am so lucky to be working alongside an incredible team, within an incredible school. We are such a strong, supportive and unbelievably successful community; Challoner's is renowned for its hardworking students and outstanding results - which is fantastic - but it is definitely not the whole story. Challoner's girls are creative, innovative and resilient, and we aim to develop these aspects of our school even further over the coming year.

Our main goals are: more fun, for more funding, for more facilities, whether these be physical or pastoral, to ensure everybody gets the best out of their time here.

We are bursting with ideas to give every single student a louder voice, and encourage girls to have the confidence to do anything that they want to, be this setting up a club, sharing their talents or simply expressing their opinion.

We're all in this together, and when you think about what we can do as a school if we all work together, it truly is incredible.

Evie Vennix


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