Surrey, United Kingdom
Charterhouse is a beautiful school and a wonderful place to live and work. It was founded in 1611 and moved to its present magnificent 250 acre site near Godalming in Surrey in 1872. Few schools can offer such a splendid backdrop for teaching and learning, and the school community is very strong, with excellent relationships between pupils and staff.
As part of our ambitious new plans, and building on the success of our mixed Sixth Form, we are excited to be moving to full coeducation from the age of 13 and look forward to welcoming our first girls into the Fourth Form (Year 9) in September 2021, the year in which we will celebrate half a century of girls at Charterhouse. There will be girls in every year group from September 2023. The pupil roll will grow over the next decade from 800 today to around 1,000, with the increase representing additional places for girls. We have all seen first-hand the benefits of coeducation in our Sixth Form, which is highly regarded by both boys and girls. We now want to extend those social, cultural and academic advantages to the whole community. With our move to coeducation we aim to bring out the very best in all pupils, in all years.
Charterhouse’s educational approach has stood the test of time. All pupils in our expanded School will thrive on our commitment to care, independent learning, pupil leadership, and both academic and co-curricular challenge and breadth.
Our deep concern for each and every individual ensures that everyone, boy or girl, feels known and valued at Charterhouse. Naturally, in a fully coeducational school, we will ensure that every child will have male and female role models to look up to, and pastoral staff to talk to, as the boys and older girls have today. All staff are expected to play a full part in the academic, extra-curricular and pastoral life of the School.
Our curriculum is exciting, innovative and stretching. Our pupils arrive in Year 9 and develop their intellectual curiosity by following a real breadth of academic subjects. Their curriculum in Years 10 and 11 culminates with (I)GCSEs, followed by a range of flexible pathways in the Sixth Form where A Level courses and the IB Diploma Programme are on offer. We have the highest of expectations and aspirations for both pupils and teachers and aim to stretch and challenge all our pupils well beyond the demands of the syllabus. The university destinations of our leavers reflect both their abilities and the quality of the education we provide.
As a boarding school we have a responsibility to provide the very best pastoral care, making every pupil at Charterhouse feel safe, secure and well looked-after. We want our pupils to enjoy school life, to develop independence and resilience and also to learn to live in a vibrant and diverse community which helps them to understand and respect the ways that other people are different as well as the same.
We are looking for applicants with the enthusiasm and energy to make a significant and lasting contribution to the further development of the School, helping it to build on its many strengths and to consolidate its position at the forefront of independent education.