Philanthropy is not a modern invention. Charterhouse owes its very existence to the generosity of Thomas Sutton’s benefaction of 1611. Many developments since then - from the Memorial Chapel to the Queen’s Sports Centre – have been made possible by generous gifts from a host of contributors.
All of our upcoming plans focus on enhancing the education of current and future generations of Carthusians, ensuring they have the best possible academic, pastoral, social, cultural and sporting experiences which will prepare them for the rest of their lives.
Unlike some other Schools, we do not have large capital reserves or a big endowment that we can rely on to fund major new initiatives. Our core income streams such as school fees are sufficient to fund our running costs and the maintenance of existing buildings and facilities to a high standard, but we are not in a position to substantially increase our Bursary provision, or undertake major capital building programmes from fee income and commerical revenues alone.
One option would be to raise fees but we do not wish to do that as it would put Charterhouse beyond the reach of more families at a time when one of our core objectives is to provide opportunities for pupils from diverse backgrounds.
Rather than imposing a compulsory additional levy on current parents, our approach is to offer all OCs, past and present parents and other supporters the opportunity to make a voluntary contribution to Charterhouse’s ongoing development.
Gifts from UK taxpayers are eligible for Gift Aid, and donors in certain other parts of the world such as Hong Kong and the US can also make tax-efficient contributions. Please refer to Ways of Giving for more information.
Please join us in helping improve the education of current and future generations of Carthusians and reinforce our position as one of Britain’s best schools.
For more information please download a copy of the School’s Financial Case for Support