Fletcherites was opened in September 2010 as a Sixth Form House. It occupies the oldest building on the School site, the 18th century Northbrook House, which was purchased by Charterhouse in 1924 and was occupied by the Headmaster, Frank Fletcher, and was later used as the School medical centre (“Great Comp”). The first Housemaster of Fletcherites was Mr Ivan Hoffman de Visme (BH1988-2018).
Fletcherites is situated centrally next to seven of the boarding houses, Central Dining Rooms,Queen’s Sports Centre and playing fields.
September 2019 will see the introduction of separate boys’ and girls’ Houses. Two girls' Houses – Chetwynd and Sutton – will form within the existing, large Chetwynd Hall building. Fletcherites, will also become a girls' House from September 2019.
MISS ALICE BROOKING
In Fletcherites, our aim is to create a friendly, supportive, secure and homely community in which every girl is valued and appreciated. We seek to provide a framework within which our pupils have the opportunity to learn effectively, to develop their own interests, talents and intellectual curiosity and to achieve excellent qualifications which properly reflect their capabilities. Pupils are also encouraged to view Fletcherites as a place in which to relax and enjoy the social benefits of a close community.
The structures and rules in place in Fletcherites are designed to allow the smooth running of the House in a peaceful and civilised manner, giving pupils the opportunity to develop respect for others, self-respect and maturity.
Miss AC Brooking, MA
Alice Brooking joined Charterhouse as Housemistress of Fletcherites and teacher of French in September 2016.
She previously taught languages at Eton College and, prior to that, was Housemistress at Harrow International School in Hong Kong where she founded a new boarding house in the senior school. She also spent five years as Head of the French department at Harrow School in London before her move to Asia.
Alice's interests include education, literature, foreign film, travel and music.
“From the very beginning, Fletcherites felt like home. As the most international house in the school, it's a very colourful and diverse environment where everyone is included and accepted for who they are. One of the most beautiful things our house has to offer are all the life-long friendships with people from all over the globe. Another thing that stands out in Fletcherites is the staff. Our housemistress, Miss Brooking, is always there for us, supporting us in every decision and pushing us to try harder. Our Matron, Merrill, is one of a kind. She might chase after us because we keep pretending to be sick, but she's like a mom to us and her warm spirit is a big part of the house. Last but definitely not least, I think it's worth mentioning the loveliest member of the Fletcherites team, Fr Adam. With his big smile, loud laugh and positive attitude, he makes the house an incredible place to live in.
Looking back on my first year at Charterhouse, Fletcherites has been a big part of my experience here. When I first arrived, I was extremely home sick and not sure whether boarding school was the thing for me. But as time passed by and I cultivated relationships with my house mates, I can say I'm more than grateful to be part of the Fletcherites family.”
a First Year Specialist (Year 12) girl