The House is the centre of every Carthusian’s life, and the Houses offer a strong sense of identity and community. House spirit is encouraged by competitions in a wide variety of activities, from art to waterpolo, and House colours can be won for cultural as well as sporting achievement.
The Housemasters and Housemistresses and their families live in the Houses, and are supported by the Assistant Housemaster/Housemistress, the Matron (also residential) and a team of Tutors. Each Tutor has a small number of pupils with whom he or she meets at least once a week to provide the help and encouragement that enables every pupil to make the most of life at the School.
It is fair to say that every Carthusian feels that their House is the best!
There is also a structure of care amongst the pupils in each House. The Housemaster/Housemistress appoints a Head of House and House Monitors to help care for pupils in the House. And during their first few weeks in the House, each new pupil is allocated to an older pupil whose responsibility it is to make sure they settle in, find their way around and learn quickly how the School and House works.