Friday marked an important day in our School's history, as we welcomed former pupil Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP back to the campus to officially open two new boarding houses.
New houses, Northbrook and Saunderites, are both tremendous additions to the School’s facilities and provide a wonderful environment for pupils to live and learn. Each has been designed with a nod to the gothic architecture of the Old School and also to blend in with the colour palette of existing materials used around the campus.
Both houses feature 64 bed spaces across 49 bedrooms, 28 of which are ensuite. As we're keen to operate sustainably, the Houses also feature photo-voltaic panels and LED lighting to keep the building’s energy consumption as efficient as possible. It’s what these new houses represent that is most important however – a move to full coeducation and welcoming 170 new boys and girls into Year 9 this academic year.
Alongside the completion of these new Houses and the marked increase in pupil numbers, this year has also seen several other developments here at Charterhouse: a merger with Edgeborough, a local prep school in Farnham, the opening of two new international schools, the completion of a new contemporary café in the centre of the Old School and the upgrading of our Biology and Physics laboratories.
It’s an exciting time for Charterhouse with significant developments happening both at home and overseas. We're immensely grateful to Jeremy Hunt, Mayor for Godalming, Michael Steel and Mayor for Waverley, John Robini for joining us to mark this important occasion.