Chief Executive Officer
Charterhouse is a wonderful school with four centuries of history behind it, but also one committed to being at the forefront of educational progress in the twenty-first century. Founded in 1611, the School moved to its present magnificent 250 acre site near Godalming, Surrey in 1872. The School has around 800 pupils, all of whom, except for about 20 day boarders, are boarders. Charterhouse accepts only boys at 13+, but it has welcomed girls at 16+ for over forty years. There are currently almost 140 girls out of a total of 415 sixth formers. Academic excellence is at the centre of all we do. The curriculum follows the normal path to (I)GCSEs in Year 11, followed by a choice of Cambridge Pre-U / A Level courses or the IB Diploma Programme in the Sixth Form. We aim to stretch and challenge all our pupils, in many cases well beyond the demands of the syllabus, and the university destinations of our leavers reflect both their abilities and the quality of the education we provide. We hope our pupils will leave us having achieved the very best they are capable of, having found out what it is that they love and are good at, having learned to challenge themselves and to value other people.