The Charterhouse, London

In 1611 Thomas Sutton bought The Charterhouse, a former Carthusian monastery in London, and established the foundation that now bears his name. Thomas Sutton’s will made provision for the establishment of Charterhouse School and also an almshouse for a community of residents known as 'Brothers'

In1872 the School moved to Godalming  and the Brothers remained at The Charterhouse.

Visit The Charterhouse in London websiteThe association between the School and the London Charterhouse has continued to this day with representative ‘observers’ sitting on each Governing Board. The annual provision of financial support to Charterhouse School is delivered based on an agreed historical calculation and is used to provide bursaries to pupils in need.

The School and The Charterhouse in London continue to enjoy a close relationship, with the Charterhouse hosting an annual Founder’s Day service and dinner for the School to commemorate Thomas Sutton. Pupils regularly come to The Charterhouse for educational visits. 

The Great Chamber in The Charterhouse