Back to School

House ties will be available to purchase in school on the first day back for students. Ties are priced at £6 and students are aware of the house they are in too. A reminder that school starts for students on the following dates:

Tuesday 4th Sept - year 7 and year 10. Year 11 consultation day via appointment.

Wednesday 5th Sept - all year groups in school as normal.

IFS Investor Challenge

The IFS investor challenge 1st round finished on Friday and great news, four of our year 9 students are through to the semi-finals, the 1st time any of our teams have reached this stage.  This is particularly impressive as they were competing against students up to age 18.  Teams were given  £100000 to invest in a virtual stockmarket that replicated the real stock exchange with the aim of making the most profit over a 4 month period. TEAM ARARAR will now compete against 500 other teams, from an original field of 5000 to try and reach the finals and be in with a chance of winning £200 each and an all expenses trip to New York.

Admission Arrangements for September 2019

A report with the proposed admission arrangements for all schools in the Trust was agreed at the meeting of the Board of Trustees on Thursday 2nd November. We are therefore consulting on the proposed changes from now until the end of term (Wednesday 20th December). We have attached the following documents for your information.

1) Admission Arrangements for September 2019
2) Catchment list
3) Rationale summarizing the changes proposed for Challney High School for Girls

For further information please contact:

Lydia Braisher
Admissions and Appeals Officer

The Chiltern Learning Trust
c/o Denbigh High School
Alexandra Avenue
Luton, LU3 1HE


Community Governor Vacancy

Challney High School for Girls has one vacancy for a community governor to join our Local Governing Body as part of the Chiltern Learning Trust’s Governance structure.

Local governors have a crucial part to play in raising school standards through their key role of ensuring accountability and monitoring and evaluating school performance.

Details of Local Governing Body roles and responsibilities can be found at:

If you wish to express an interest in joining our Local Governing Body, please do so in writing to Elaine Siddique, PA to the Headteacher, Challney High School for Girls, Addington Way, Luton LU4 9FJ or email

Please include a few details about yourself and why you would like to become a governor (not exceeding 100 words).

Presentation to STEM Ambassadors

Mrs Saleem and the Science department were very pleased to welcome Leticia Kent to School on Wednesday 5th July to talk to our Year 9 students about her work as a cardiac radiographer.

Leticia works at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage specialising in providing imaging for the cardiac catheterisation laboratory to aid in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease and the insertion of stents. Leticia has also worked providing imaging services throughout the hospital. X rays for the Accident and Emergency Department, in-patient and out-patient services as well as hospital theatre work.

Leticia was able to offer a glimpse into a career that not many people know about, the pathway to it and to promote Science along the way.

The students were very enthusiastic and asked a lot of questions about career paths into radiography.


Chemistry at Work Day

On Thursday 18th May 2017 year 10 students participated in ‘Chemistry at Work’ day. The aim of the day was to highlight the many different careers that involve Chemistry and to inspire pupils to study the subject at a higher level. The pupils attended eight different workshops. Some of the workshops included areas of fire safety, asbestos, poisons, drug testing and lots more.

All pupils that attended were very impressed with the day’s learning. ‘The day was fun as well as educating us on the different scientific jobs that we could do when we leave school,’ commented Haleema Sadia.