Channing

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Mosurgia Mon 08-Mar-21 18:31:54

Hello! My daughter has just been offered a place in year 3 at Channing and I would love to get in touch with parents who have girls in the junior school to have some feedback.
Because of the covid I could not visit the school so it’s difficult to know what to expect.
I am worried especially about whether the school has any process in place to help new girls settling in? Any other information good or bad would be helpful too. Thank you!

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HecklingCrow Mon 22-Mar-21 17:31:30

Feel free to DM me.

HecklingCrow Mon 22-Mar-21 17:32:45

Actually, sorry, I only know about the senior school. Good luck. It’s a lovely school despite the fact it’s hurtling in a dangerously woke direction,

Mosurgia Mon 22-Mar-21 18:05:23

Thank you for the reply.
Would you mind to elaborate a little? I am not sure what you mean. Please feel free to dm me. Thanks again

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afewtoomanychoices Mon 22-Mar-21 18:18:09

What do you mean by woke direction?

HecklingCrow Mon 22-Mar-21 20:12:35

There’s talk of decolonising the curriculum etc. It’s all a bit misguided. There have been assemblies about white privilege. I don’t know whether most parents care. My daughter finished there last year.
I hear the new head is good, and sensible, but I think the SLT was already on the woke path.

frenchfancy55 Tue 30-Mar-21 09:01:12

Hello there,

My daughter attends Channing and it is a really lovely environment for girls. I would say year 3 is a good time to join as they are in class groups from reception to year 2 and then mix in year 3. The school also has a buddy system which will be helpful and the school and PTA make a big effort to integrate newcomers.
There is a very positive atmosphere at Channing but the only negative I would draw your attention to is the class sizes which are very big I feel, at 24 per class.

Mosurgia Tue 30-Mar-21 09:51:13

Thank you frenchfancy55! You really made my day. We moved quite a lot and as a result my daughter changed already few schools.
It’s so reassuring to know that there is a buddy system in place. I am so nervous for this change. Thanks again for taking the time to reply.

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cakefortwo Tue 30-Mar-21 15:37:14

Upper school lovely - friends DD very happy there.

Beachcomber74 Sat 03-Apr-21 17:13:35

Used to work there and there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t miss some aspect of it. DD will settle quickly, the teachers are very kind and nurturing. How lucky she is to be going. We relocated and I so miss all my colleagues, wonderful children not to mention the view!! Good Luck.

Mosurgia Sat 03-Apr-21 19:45:42

@Beachcomber74 thank you so much, also for taking the time to write. I really needed to hear this. Can I just ask you if the junior school has a buddy system? I know the senior school does but not sure about the junior school..
Also, I wish you all the best with your relocation, been there many times...X

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