Sixth Form - Application Form
Welcome to our Sixth Form prospectus, which we hope will give you a feel for the exceptional Sixth Form education and experience that Dr Challoner’s High School offers.
If you join Challoner’s Sixth Form we will help you to really believe in yourself. We will expect you to work hard, but we will do our very best to prepare you so that you can do almost anything you want. We want you to feel that you count – to know that you are special. We aim to give you the confidence to dream big dreams and to be so well prepared that you can follow your dreams and make them happen. Our tradition is built on girls being empowered to follow their own paths, without being swayed by gender stereotypes or unhelpful peer pressure.
Dr Challoner’s High School has a long tradition of providing high quality education and a first class Sixth Form experience. At the heart of this are the strong relationships between our highly experienced, approachable and passionate subject specialist teachers and their Sixth Form students. Lessons are purposeful, enriching and rigorous but the Sixth Form is also characterised by a sense of fun that permeates all areas of school life. This wonderful atmosphere leads to an inherent joy in the process of learning day-by-day and also to very high exam results. Every year, over a half of all A Level grades are either A* or A grades. The vast majority of students go to their first choice university, with about three quarters going to Russell Group universities including Oxford and Cambridge.
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.
The school welcomes visits from interested parents and their daughters 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.