Why We Need Your Support

Philanthropy is not a modern invention. Charterhouse owes its existence to Thomas Sutton’s benefaction of 1611 and many developments since then - from the Memorial Chapel to the Science and Mathematics Centre – have been made possible by the generosity of a host of contributors.

Our development plans focus on enhancing the education of current and future generations of Carthusians, ensuring they can make the most of their potential and leave us well-equipped to contribute to society.

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 continue to fund our running costs and the maintenance of existing buildings and facilities, but are not sufficient to fund increased Bursary provision or major capital projects.

We do not wish to increase the level of our fees any more than is absolutely necessary as this would put Charterhouse beyond the reach of increasing numbers of families at a time when one of our core objectives is to provide more opportunities for pupils from diverse backgrounds.

Our approach is to encourage philanthropic contributions from OCs, past and present parents and others who value the enduring educational excellence for which we stand.

Gifts from UK taxpayers are eligible for Gift Aid.  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 contact the Foundation Office.