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The Good Schools Guide

“The school is dynamic and crackling with expertise, energy, optimism and unashamed ambition. the future looks very bright indeed.“ - Good Schools Guide

Information for Visitors

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Tatler Schools Guide

"A perfect blend of the best of tradition with a refreshingly modern outlook." - Tatler 2020

Exceptional Academic Achievements

"Pupils' academic and other achievements are high and often exceptional." - ISI Educational Quality Inspection Report

Outstanding Social Development

“Pupils' social development is outstanding." - ISI Educational Quality Inspection Report

Charterhouse is moving to full coeducation

We will be welcoming the first girls into year 9 in September 2021. Join us at an open morning.

An excellent education for boys and girls aged 13-18

Welcome to the start of your journey

Education that lasts a lifetime

I am delighted to be able to offer a warm welcome to Charterhouse. I am thrilled to be part of the School at this exciting time in its history. I hope our website gives you a sense of how busy, purposeful and ambitious Charterhouse is, and an understanding of the values that we share.

Pupils drinking tea in a boarding house
Pupils drinking tea in a boarding house

Discover our Distinctions

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different clubs and societies

970

sports fixtures in a year with teams for all abilities

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£60,000 a year raised by pupil charity events

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Over 11,000 music lessons taught in a year

250

acre campus with 135 acres of playing fields

Experience a Home from Home

Boarding that feels like home

It’s fair to say that every Carthusian feels that their House is the best. Imagine belonging to a family of 65! Boarding is about joining a big family and making great friendships. It’s about trying different things and getting to know different people.  

Boarding Carousel Slide

A glimpse into our community…

Boarding Carousel Pop-up Images

Daviesites

Mr Sam James

Sutton

Mrs Jani Lambeth

Gownboys

Mr Andrew Marshall-Taylor

Fletcherites

Mrs Catherine McDonald

Weekites

Mr Edward Poynter

Chetwynd

Mrs Michele Creer

Verites

Mr Ed Reid

Daviesites

“Daviesites is a loving and sharing house; the people of the House are always willing to help others when their support is needed, they are kind and helpful and they are ready to fight for Daviesites in any sort of competition (from water polo to chess) no matter what...”

- Year 11 Pupil

Sutton

"Being a founding member of an all-girls house has been such an honourable experience and I am excited to see the school go completely co-ed next year. Our housemistress has developed a comfortable and nurturing environment for all pupils who are lucky enough to board there."

- Year 13 pupil

Gownboys

“In Gownboys there is a fun atmosphere in which everyone is involved. The whole House comes together and forms a community where we have fun in House, on the sports pitch or on the stage. All of the year groups mix together really well and create a sociable, positive and productive environment.”

- Year 13 pupil

Fletcherites

“Looking back on my first year at Charterhouse, Fletcherites has been a big part of my experience here. When I first arrived, I was extremely home sick and not sure whether boarding school was the thing for me. But as time passed by and I cultivated relationships with my house mates, I can say I'm more than grateful to be part of the Fletcherites family.”

- Year 13 pupil

Weekites

“In Weekites we demonstrate pride in everything we do whether it be sports, academics or cultural activities. We value our House spirit highly and are serious about developing ourselves to our highest potential. Weekites is known for its ‘work hard, play hard’ attitude.” 

- Year 10 pupil

Chetwynd

“Boarding school is the best choice I've ever made. Although it felt foreign at first, Chetwynd is a second home to me and I have made friendships that will last for years after I leave Charterhouse. I wouldn't want to be in any other House.”

- Year 12 pupil

Verites

"Verites is not merely a boarding House, but a community: all year groups and all people get along, forming a coherent and harmonious atmosphere. What is especially great is the diversity of this House with our clear mix of academics, sportsmen and musicians, which allows any new pupils to meet different personalities and see other aspects of the School."

- Year 13 pupil

Values Carousel Slide Images

Kindness

Pupils walking through the forest with arms around each other

Perseverance

Pupil with compass and map

Responsibility

Pupils beekeeping

Moral courage

Pupil preparing for stage performance

Open-mindedness

Pupil reading a book in the Library

Values Carousel Slide Text

Embrace A tradition of moral purpose

Kindness

We are accepting of ourselves and our own abilities and we are sensitive towards the needs of other people.

Embrace A tradition of moral purpose

Perseverance

We face challenges but are determined to learn from our struggles so that we may become the change that the world needs.

Embrace A tradition of moral purpose

Responsibility

We reflect on all we have, make the most of opportunities available to us and seek to serve and support the community around us.

Embrace A tradition of moral purpose

Moral courage

We have integrity and try to do what we know to be right, even when that is hard. We consider the impact of our behaviour on the world around us and try to leave a positive impact.

Embrace A tradition of moral purpose

Open-mindedness

We are open to new possibilities and ideas and we are accepting of other people’s viewpoints.

Our Values

News Highlights

Hear stories from our community

True breadth of opportunity

Find Your Leading Role

Pupil acting in stage performance

Performing Arts

See your name in lights as the leading role in a successful show

Pupils jumping together on sand

Sport

Travel the world playing your favourite sport at international tournaments

Pupils sitting together

Model United Nations

Defend your country’s economy and influence international policy

Pupil with artwork in the background

Art

Exhibit your finest artwork and lead your House to victory in the annual House Art Competition

Air Cadets aircraft

Combined Cadet Force

Take to the skies in an exhilarating CCF activity weekend

Artifex pop-up restaurant

Artifex

Design the menu for your very own pop-up restaurant at Artifex

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School buildings and grounds

250 acres of inspiring spaces

Explore Our Beautiful Campus

With 17 grass sports pitches, 3 full‑sized Astroturf pitches, an athletics stadium, a sports centre, 24 tennis courts and a 9‑hole golf course, not to mention beautiful lawns and gardens, the campus is one of the best, if not the best, in the country.

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