Academic Overview

Outstanding boarding for boys and girls aged 13 to 18


Academic vision and overview

Our vision at Charterhouse focuses on promoting academic rigour, developing intellectual curiosity and nurturing in children the ability and desire to learn independently. We foster the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for our pupils to succeed in a complex, fast-changing, multi-cultural society. Engaging learning and inspirational teaching are at the heart of what we do; we aim to develop in our pupils a breadth of academic interests and pursuits, to foster in them a rich interior life through their learning, and to instil in them high expectations and an appetite for challenge, self-reflection and improvement.

The breadth of our curriculum reflects the flexibility that is desirable for our pupils to develop their individual talents, independence, interests, abilities and aptitudes. We are responsive to individual pupils’ learning and pastoral needs and we promote a widely-understood culture of our philosophy of learning: a strong belief in self-directed learning and pupil leadership with a close eye on the wider values that we hold dear at Charterhouse: responsibility, kindness, perseverance, open-mindedness and moral courage.

The Deputy Head (Academic) oversees all academic matters. Our teaching and learning is organised in academic departments, led by our Heads of Department; in turn, they support the whole of our teaching body, which numbers over 100 colleagues. We keep a close eye on the academic progress of all of our pupils, and ensure that we keep in touch with parents and guardians as their children progress through the School.


To learn more about Charterhouse, please view the videos below:

A Day at Charterhouse | Video Clip

Cultural Activities | Video Clip

Studying Art | Video Clip

Drama & Theatre Studies | Video Clip

Charterhouse Terminology

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