The eclectic array of talent in Saunderites ensures that life in the House is never boring. With a plethora of academic scholars, outstanding sportsmen and gifted musicians and artists, the standards are inevitably high. This is not to say that it is an elitist House; first-timers are encouraged and fostered, while the facilities on offer, such as the computer room (the best of any House), ensure that there is always something to do even if you are not keen on mainstream activities.
Year 13 House Monitor
Saunderites is the ‘senior’ House in the School because, until the 1950s, the Headmaster of Charterhouse was also the Housemaster of Saunderites. The present Headmaster still retains part of the House for his study and waiting rooms.
One of the original buildings at the heart of the School, Saunderites combines the splendour of the Victorian gothic with a recently-refurbished comfortable and practical interior. The private side was designed by the first headmaster of the Godalming Charterhouse, William Haig Brown, for his wife, nine children and servants, and originally most of the boys slept in long dormitories. These are now gone, and boys are accommodated in either single or twin bedrooms. The House retains its own dining room a short walk across Scholar’s Court.
When Year 9 girls are welcomed to the School in 2021, we will be opening two brand new Houses, one of which will become the new home of Saunderites.