Type: Day / Boarding
Age Range: 13-18
Head's Name: Alex Peterken
Address: Godalming
United Kingdom
Phone: 01483 291601
Division: South East

School Profile

Charterhouse is one of the great historic schools of England and among the most beautiful. With 400 years of history to celebrate in 2011, Charterhouse looks forward to a dynamic and progressive future at the forefront of independent education in Britain.

Charterhouse is a happy, stimulating and demanding environment, as is appropriate for the place where pupils spend some of the most important years of their lives. Our ambition is to ensure that, by providing support, encouragement and inspiration, each pupil fulfils his or her potential.

We seek to ensure that, when they leave us, our boys and girls pass into the best universities, in Britain and abroad. However, our priority is not examination grades but the stimulation of independent enquiry and intellectual curiosity. We try to balance academic work with a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities, and we value sporting and cultural achievement equally. We are a school with a strong Christian tradition which expresses itself in regular worship in Chapel, in service to others, and in open discussion. We also welcome pupils of all faiths and none; the atmosphere of the School is one of inclusiveness and community.

We hope that pupils will emerge from the School with a wide range of knowledge and experience, a group of life-long friends, and a variety of interests that will continue to excite them in the years ahead.