Charterhouse Lagos

Charterhouse is delighted to announce the launch of Charterhouse Lagos, the newest member of the Charterhouse family of schools.

Charterhouse Lagos has a vision to set a new standard for education in West Africa, providing an exceptional, traditional British education to children in Nigeria. It will open to students in September 2024.

Left to right: Mr Gordon Zhao (Executive Chairman Huntington Education) and Dr Alex Peterken (Head, Charterhouse) signing the Deed

The school is rooted in the traditions and values of the British education system, and blends this with five-star facilities, innovative thinking and first-class teachers who have both global knowledge and local experience. It shares its culture and core values with its sister school in the UK, but is unmistakably rooted in Nigeria.

Charterhouse has a long and proud history of welcoming Nigerian students to the UK school and a school in Lagos is a natural progression for parents who want a Charterhouse education for their children, but at home in Nigeria. Charterhouse has a long-term strategy to create a family of schools, and Lagos will be its second international school (it opened its first international school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2021). There is a clear opportunity in Lagos, which has a growing economy and new infrastructure investment underway (including a new airport and deep-water port), and the city is attracting international and Nigerian businesses.

Speaking at the signing ceremony between Charterhouse and Charterhouse Lagos in Godalming, UK, Mr Gordon Zhao, Executive Chairman of Charterhouse Lagos, expressed his delight at the new partnership. “It is an exciting opportunity to learn from the 400-year history of Charterhouse to deliver amazing educational opportunities to Lagos and Africa. We are committed to offering a world-class education with outstanding facilities that will be unmatched in West Africa.”

At the Launch Event left to right: Mr Andrew Turner (Senior Deputy Head, Charterhouse), Mr John Shaw (Director CMS Educational Services), Mr Gordon Zhao (Executive Chairman Huntington Education), Dr Alex Peterken (Head, Charterhouse), Mr John Todd (Director of Education, Huntington), Ms Pam Mundy (Chair of Advisory Board Charterhouse Lagos), Mr David Armitage (Director of Finance and Strategy, Charterhouse)

Mr John Todd, the Director of Education and Founding Head of Charterhouse Lagos, said, “I want to thank all those who have worked so hard to bring the schools together and make this signing ceremony a reality. The team in Lagos is proud to bring Charterhouse to Nigeria and looks forward to working together to make a real difference to so many lives over the coming years. Nigeria and Lagos deserve a world-class school and Charterhouse Lagos is set to bring that dream to fruition for so many families.”

Dr Alex Peterken, Head at Charterhouse UK, said: “I extend a warm welcome to Charterhouse Lagos as they join the growing Charterhouse family of schools. Charterhouse Lagos will provide a British education in the heart of Nigeria. The teams from both schools share values and educational standards and have worked tirelessly to create a unique and wonderful opportunity for children in Lagos.”

Mr Gordon Zhao, Dr Alex Peterken and Mr John Todd.  Dr Peterken was presented with a beautiful watercolour of the new Charterhouse Lagos.


Charterhouse Lagos Prospectus