The House is the centre of every Carthusian’s life, and the twelve Houses offer a strong sense of identity.
House spirit is encouraged by competitions in a wide variety of activities, from art to water-polo, and House colours can be won for cultural as well as sporting achievement.
The four old boarding Houses differ in architecture from the seven new, but dormitories are a thing of the past, and all boys have single study bedrooms from their Fifth Form year at the latest.
When girls come to Charterhouse in the sixth form, they become members of one of the Houses, with studies in the House, where they spend most of each day. They have separate overnight accommodation.
Fletcherites, the sixth form House, has a mixture of day and boarding pupils, with about equal numbers of boys and girls.
The Housemasters and their families live in the Houses, and are supported by the Assistant Housemaster, the Matron (also residential) and a team of Tutors. Each Tutor has a small number of pupils with whom he or she meets at least once a week to provide the help and encouragement that enables every pupil to make the most of life at the School.
Housemasters share responsibility for discipline with the Assistant Headmaster (Pastoral) and, ultimately, the Headmaster. Clear policies are published on all disciplinary matters, and are enforced firmly but fairly.
The School encourages self-discipline and a sense of responsibility, and aims to create an environment which is co-operative rather than adversarial. In addition to the Housemaster, Tutor and Matron, Carthusians are free to approach the Chaplains, School Doctor, School Counsellors or any member of Brooke Hall for advice and reassurance.
The latest ISI Inspection took place in October 2011. Please use the link below to download the Inspection Report: