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Channing School 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details


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Channing School is an independent day school for girls in Highgate, North London. Opened in 1885, it has recently received the highest ISI rating across all inspected areas. [1]


Broadly invested in providing a superior education, Channing offers a wide-ranging curriculum that features English, mathematics, science, PSHE, design technology and a number of other relevant subject options. Girls benefit from a top-quality teaching that reflects the school’s ambitious ethos, growing into agile thinkers who acquire knowledge both within and beyond the classroom environment.


To balance their hard academic work with some fun yet valuable activities, they engage in a plethora of extracurriculars, including Forest School, gardening, swimming, debating, drama and chess, among others. The extensive provision of community-related opportunities at Channing further facilitates their development, maximising their altruistic qualities in particular. [2]


As a rule, the school produces free thinkers who are accepting of differences and fearless in the face of challenges and setbacks. A visionary establishment, Channing cultivates pupils’ curiosity, encouraging them to exhaustively engage with the world around them to better understand its complexities. 


Channing School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


Address: 1 Highgate High St, Highgate, London N6 5JR

County: Greater London

Admissions info: or 020 8340 2328

School type: Independent day school for girls

Open days: June, September, October, November

7+ Exam date: On an individual basis


Open Events for Channing School 7 Plus (7+) Entry


The school is happy to welcome prospective families on campus and familiarise them with everything on offer. Open Days take place throughout the year, typically including tours of facilities and meetings with the Head, as well as Q&A sessions. Booking is made through this page


Channing School 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


7+ is not the school’s standard point of entry, hence you should enquire about availability of places prior to formally applying for one. 


The assessments, typically scheduled at a mutually convenient date, will test your daughter’s skills across two areas of the curriculum. Please note that a reference from her current school will also be obtained. 


As part of the admissions process, the following fees are payable: £150 for registration and £4,000 for acceptance of places. 


Channing School 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries


Scholarships and bursaries are not available to 7+ applicants. 


Channing School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


The Channing School 7 Plus (7+) exam consists of the following assessments:


  • English
  • Mathematics


The English exam tests comprehension and writing skills, including inference, punctuation and grammar, as well as the fluency of your child’s reading and oral skills.


The Maths exam assesses problem-solving abilities and arithmetic skills, including your child’s knowledge of times tables.


Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the Channing School 7 Plus entrance examination.


How to Prepare for the Channing School 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Assessment 


Practice tests are an effective tool for preparation for the Channing School 7+ exam. With the help of our practice tests, designed and formatted to match the actual exams, your child will learn to deal with various 7+ exam question types quickly and confidently. 


The benefits for your child are numerous: the tests provide focused practice and familiarity with a wide variety of possibilities and examples, serving as an indicator of any weaker areas that require additional work ahead of the exam. We suggest starting early with your revision so that you have plenty of time to identify subject areas that need additional work.


The majority of our 7+ resources are accompanied by detailed step-by-step video tutorials for every question. These are available for free with all purchases. It’s like having a world-class tutor explain each question to your child at no extra cost!


Our practice tests are used successfully every year by hundreds of thousands of students targeting schools with a competitive entrance exam. They are age-appropriate, reflecting the demands of the actual exam.


Our recommendations to help your child prepare for the Channing School 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.


Channing School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Practice Papers


If you are at the very beginning of your 7+ journey, you may wish to start with our range of 6+ resources. These cover the core skills your child needs to develop but at a slightly easier level.


Our 6+ range will help your child develop confidence and a strong foundation before they progress further with the 7+ material listed below.




We highly recommend the following practice papers to help your child prepare for the Channing School 7+ English exam. They cover everything your child needs to know about comprehension and writing:


Full Practice Tests


7+ English Pack 1

7+ English Pack 2

7+ English Pack 3

7+ English Pack 4

7+ English Pack 5


Comprehension Skills


7+ English: Comprehension Pack 1

7+ English: Reading Workbook

7+ English: Inference Skills

7+ English: Vocabulary and Grammar


Comprehension Guide


This guide covers all the key comprehension question types in a clear, step-by-step manner so that both you and your child know exactly what to expect on exam day.


The Complete Illustrated Guide to 7+ Comprehension


Writing Skills


7+ English: Writing

7+ English: Rewrite & Improve

7+ English: Punctuation

7+ English: Spelling

7+ English: Dictation


Writing Guide


Starting from the foundational basics, this guide works its way through all the key skills your child needs to develop to become an excellent writer within the framework of what’s expected at the 7+ level.


The Complete Illustrated Guide to 7+ Writing

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The following 7+ packs will help your child develop the key skills needed to do well in the mathematics section of the Channing School entrance exam:


Full Practice Tests


7+ Mathematics Pack 1

7+ Mathematics Pack 2

7+ Mathematics Pack 3

7+ Mathematics Pack 4

7+ Mathematics Pack 5


Targeted Skill Development


Each of the following skill practice 7+ mathematics packs focuses on just one specific topic, covering all the possible variations your child may face on exam day:


7+ Mathematics: Mental Arithmetic

7+ Mathematics: Problem Solving

7+ Mathematics: Addition & Subtraction

7+ Mathematics: Multiplication & Division

7+ Mathematics: Geometry

7+ Mathematics: Number & Place Value

7+ Mathematics: Measurement

7+ Mathematics: Fractions

7+ Mathematics: Statistics


Mathematics Guide


This guide covers the full 7+ maths syllabus step-by-step, teaching your child everything they need to know in a fun and interactive manner.


The Complete Illustrated Guide to 7+ Mathematics




The following pack is ideal for developing listening skills ahead of the Channing School 7+ entrance exam, helping your child learn how to follow instructions carefully:


7+ Listening Pack 1



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Our practice tests aim to show the sorts of questions that have been included in Channing School 7+ past papers. The information provided about Channing School was believed to be correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.


Other entry points for Channing School:


Click here to learn about Year 4 entry via the 8 Plus (8+) Exam

Click here to learn about Year 7 entry via the 11 Plus (11+) Exam

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