Head's Welcome

I am delighted to be able to offer a warm welcome to Charterhouse. I am personally very thrilled to be part of the School at this exciting time in its history.

Whether you join us aged 13 or 16, you will be developing throughout your time at Charterhouse. Some changes will be subtle – little things like having more confidence to make new friends or take on a responsibility. Others will be more striking: leaving the School with the proven ability to think in different ways and to study independently. You’ll also develop awareness of our set of core values – responsibility, open-mindedness, perseverance, moral courage and kindness. We believe these are key to being successful at this fantastic school and will be crucial for success in adult life, alongside all the skills and qualifications you will gain during your time with us.

Life at Charterhouse is always a partnership between the School and you, individually. We will make sure you are supported at every turn and that you feel comfortable, respected, safe and secure in your environment. In return we want you to take an active role in your own education, and take responsibility for it, not simply allowing others to educate you. From challenge and inspiration in the classroom to a vast range of different co-curricular activities, many of which are pupil-led, there is a huge breadth of opportunity available to you here. Our role is to help you to navigate these options, to make the most of every day, and to have a lot of fun along the way.

Whether you are with us for five years or two in the Sixth Form, we want you to head out into the world ready to contribute something new to it.

I hope our website gives you a sense of what a busy, purposeful and ambitious school Charterhouse is, and an understanding of the values that we share, but it is no substitute for a visit. I do hope we see you here soon.

Dr Alex Peterken, Head

Education that lasts a lifetime

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