Grammar will open doors to more pupils
Popular school is to once again increase its intake for year seven
A PRESTIGIOUS grammar school will increase its year seven entry for 2016/17.
Dr Challoner’s High School in Little Chalfont will open up its admission to six classes, 180 students, rather than the usual five classes, 150 students. This follows the successful expansion of the year seven intake this September.
The additional class in September meant that students who put the school as their first choice, who passed the 11+ and lived in the catchment area were able to get a place.
Dr Challoner’s headteacher, Alan Roe, believes that increasing the intake again will help provide places for more students who live towards the outer limits of the school’s catchment area.
Mr Roe said: “Probably the single most frequently asked question since I took over the Challoner’s headship at the start of the term has been from parents wanting to know if we would repeat the expanded intake next academic year.
“Dr Challoner’s High is a great school and this year’s exam results have again been a credit to all girls and their dedicated teachers.
“It’s a shame that we’ve had to turn students away in previous years when they have set their heart on joining the school so we’re delighted we’ve been able to increase our intake again next September.
“This year’s additional year seven class enabled us to extend the reach of the school.
“Not only have we been able to accommodate all girls meeting the entry criteria within our catchment but we’ve also been 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 six and a half miles.
The Cokes Lane school will hold an open morning on Tuesday, October 13 from 9.30am until 11.15am.
DR CHALLONER’S HIGH
EXPANSION: Alan Roe, headteacher at Dr Challoner’s High School in Little Chalfont