On Thursday 20 June, Charterhouse was privileged to welcome local leaders from education, politics, business, charities and the wider community, to celebrate partnership working across our wonderful area. The evening also marked the launch of our new ‘Partnerships Prospectus’.

Contributing to our community, and working with schools and others, are central planks of Charterhouse life. We believe firmly that all centres of learning, and all students, are the gainers when we work together. We are privileged to enjoy strategic relationships with Broadwater School and with the Diocese of Guildford, and to work closely with a range of other partners – from charities to care homes, and from Surrey to South Africa.

Guests at the reception, held in the beautiful Old Headmaster’s House garden, included councillors, headteachers, businesspeople, faith and community leaders, and representatives from higher education and the voluntary sector. Speaking to the assembled guests, Charterhouse Headmaster Alex Peterken said:

"As the world becomes increasingly complex, increasingly uneven, our Community & Partnerships programme is at the heart of our ambition to help pupils become the adults they wish to be, but also that society needs them to be. The progress we’ve made is not because of us, but because of you – the people and organisations we are privileged to call partners."

Speeches were also made by Lizzi Matthews, the headteacher of Broadwater School; Alex Tear, the Diocesan Director of Education; and Cllr Anthony Samuels, Chairman of Surrey County Council.

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Guests at the reception included Cllr Penny Rivers (Mayor of Godalming), Lucy Miguda and Tania Cantonia (The Meath Epilepsy Charity), Cllr Anthony Samuels (Chairman of Surrey County Council), Carolyn Wheatley (The Dan Eley Foundation) and Cllr Mary Foryszewski (Mayor of Waverley)

Dr Alex Peterken, Headmaster, in conversation with the Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey, Michael More-Molyneux


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