If you fancy living in a beautiful building with stunning views then you couldn’t ask for anything better. As a building, the architecture is just immense, the huge towers and the beautiful structure take your breath away. The view of the immaculate First Team cricket pitch and Big Ground are just incredible. In Verites, the boys are very welcoming and they create a warm atmosphere from the day you arrive. Mr Reid is a very enthusiastic and welcoming Head of House. He involves everyone in the House with House sports and House music.
Verites is a very rounded House with people from all over the world and as a House we are very diverse. We have people who love music and people who love sports but also people who are strongly academic.
Overall, Verites is an amazing House and I would urge everybody to seize the opportunity to board there if they can.
Year 9 pupil
Verites is one of the original three Victorian gothic ‘block houses’ at Charterhouse, purpose-built for the School’s move from London to its present site in Godalming in 1872.
The glorious Gothic architecture is complemented by the House’s magnificent position overlooking Green (1st XI cricket pitch), at the very heart of Old School.
Unlike many of the other Houses at Charterhouse, Verites owes its name to the Housemaster of ‘Verites’ at Charterhouse in London, the Rev Oliver Walford, rather than to the original Housemaster in the School’s new 1872 location in Godalming (for Verites this was the Rev Thomas Vyvyan). Rev Walford was also the Usher, or Deputy Headmaster, in London and was known affectionately as ‘old Ver’, an abbreviation of his first name ‘Oliver’; this is the origin of the name given to the House and its occupants as ‘Verites’.