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 boarding houses, situated between Daviesites and the Ben Travers Theatre. One House will become the new home of Saunderites, which will relocate over the summer of 2021. Suzanne Allen (Housemaster),, will remain at the helm and will lead the move across with the boys.