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Charterhouse school

In 2018 - 75.00% of GCSE students achieved A* - A scores
Address: GU7 2DX
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Description Charterhouse school

  • Year of foundation: 1611
  • Location: Surrey county, Godalming
  • Age of students: 13-18 years
  • Type of education: separate / joint
  • Number of students: 1150 (share of foreign students - 40%)
  • Programs: A-level, GCSE / IGCSE, Cambridge Pre-U, IB (International Baccalaureate)
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Price: from 11415 GBP for the term with accommodation
  • Ranking: 12th place among the best boarding schools of the world, excellent reputation and very high requirements for applicants

One of England's oldest schools, which celebrated its 400th anniversary in 2011, is actively involved in educational reforms. Charterhouse school supported the introduction of the alternative A-level - Pre-U, and subsequently IB. The scheme became known as "a direct examination road to the university." More than 400 years the school functions as a well-established precision mechanism. Applicants who want to enter here are becoming more and more, the results of the exams contribute to raising the school's ranking.

Charterhouse School is very different from most similar institutions, first of all, a demonstration of excellent taste in everything. The exterior of the college is an elegantly decorated campus area with an ideally smooth cricket pitch, gothic spiers, turrets of masonry shells. Each building of the school is of historical significance.

Charterhouse teachers maintain a balance between school and extracurricular activities. Life here is, of course, not only study. Much attention is paid to sports, leisure. The school encourages self-discipline of its students. The school is practicing mentoring. Each mentor has a small group of students. The teacher helps the children understand the possibilities of the school, determine the direction of further development, contributes to the resolution of disputable situations.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Charterhouse school

Program name
from 40 695 £ / year

The receipt of the Certificate of incomplete secondary education is preceded by two years of studying the subjects of the program of grades 8-9. Training courses include the passage of three compulsory and several subjects to choose from. At the national unified examinations 2 disciplines from the compulsory list (English, foreign, mathematical bases) and up to 5 additional subjects are surrendered. The choice can be made from 70 proposed training directions. These special subjects schoolchildren will later study at the university.

The study material is mostly held in classrooms. Some hours are allocated for laboratory experiments and self-study of topics. The Charterhouse school pays much attention to preparing individual and homework assignments and monitoring progress. The activity in the class and the test results are taken into account. Successful delivery of national exams allows you to get a GCSE certificate.

In Charterhouse school, basic economics, mathematics, the fundamentals of chemistry, English literature, the political structure of countries, physics, history, design (plus technology), biology, religion, geography, business and management are studied as basic. The creative list consists of musical and theatrical art, classical culture, and art history. For in-depth study of history or medicine, the opportunity to learn the Latin language is provided. The list of basic subjects also includes the Greek language.

Additionally, if desired, the Charterhouse school allocates academic hours for mastering German, French or Spanish and the development of analytical thinking. To develop imagery in thinking, a course of mastering fine art is envisaged.

from 40 695 £ / year

The professional program provides for the passage of three subjects: CAS (creativity, service, activity), critical thinking (theory of knowledge) and preparation for writing essays.

Four semesters on the cognitive theory course, students will study for 3 hours each Week basic principles and approaches to the study of different fields of knowledge, will learn to analyze new material, look at events from different angles.

The course of essay writing provides for the selection of an actual topic, analysis of existing literature, conducting research and discovering the application of solutions to the problem.

The CAS course covers more than 150 hours and teaches schoolchildren to be active in social and charitable spheres, reveal their talents and inclinations, and pay attention to sports. For two years on CAS students can learn the art of photography, play in a theater studio, study drama or painting, attend sports clubs.

Six additional subjects are selected by students from the humanities, the natural sciences, the arts, mathematics, and foreign languages. At Charterhouse school, children are taught selectively German, Spanish or French. You can also additionally pass the literature in your native language.

Basic disciplines of International Baccalaureate: history, political structure of the world, music, English literature, geographical knowledge, biology, chemistry, economics, Greek, theater, mathematics, management (plus business), culturology, world religions, Physics, design, fine arts, Latin.

Additional disciplines International Baccalaureate: critical thinking, foreign language, visual arts.

from 40 695 £ / year

The program prepares to enter Oxbridge. Foreign students can choose from only 28 profiles, only three and go through them in depth. The international program includes the study of theoretical foundations, the passage of practical (laboratory) lessons and the solution of individual exercises. Special missions are aimed at developing research and analytical experience.

Cambridge Pre-U is one of the most intense academic programs. Her passage guarantees training in an elite British university. High attestation requirements, the complexity of training courses and increased requests for quality training make it the leader of British international programs.

from 40 695 £ / year

The standard A-level program is considered the basis for university education. After graduation, applicants get the right to enter the university without additional examinations.

The saturation of the curricula and the small number of studied sciences give the future student the opportunity to gain knowledge of the specialty and practical skills. A-level is characterized by thoroughness and depth of preparation. In the first academic year, students examine four subjects. The second year of education at the A-level requires knowledge in three disciplines. When choosing, it is necessary to take into account academic balance and not to take thematically related sciences.

Charterhouse school continues to divide the subjects into main and optional GCSE programs. The most important courses include history, the foundations of political science, economics, geographical knowledge, mathematics, Greek, religious studies, theater, chemistry, technology and design, physics, biology, cultural studies (classical), history, business, music, English literature, Latin. Auxiliary courses provide for the study of a foreign language and the ability to think critically. Fine arts are also included in the list of courses that are studied additionally. The Charterhouse school considers German, Spanish or French as the basic foreign language.

Accommodation and food

AThe school provides 12 residences. Each student becomes a part of a large family. On residences children participate in competitions, entertaining actions. Each student has a private room. Girls, boys live separately.

The food is organized according to the full board scheme. But each student can cook for themselves. The residences of the school are equipped with kitchen units.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: Advanced mathematics, architecture, art, Bases of economy, Basics of health protection, biology, business, Business and management, chemistry, Classical civilization, critical thinking, design, design and technology, drama, economics, engineering, English, English literature, French, geography, geology, German, Greek language, history, humanitarian sciences, Information Technology, Latin language, maths, medicine, modern languages, music, Musical skills, Photo art, physics, physiology, Policy and government, political science, Public catering research, Religious studies, Spanish, Stomatology, theater, Theatrical art, Veterinary science, Visual arts,  Cultural studies
Events list: Athletics, Athletics, badminton, basketball, Chamber orchestra, cricket, dancing, fencing, fitness, football, golf, hockey, Jazz band, judo, karate, lacrosse, netball, Rifle shooting, rock climbing, rowing, rugby, sailing, sport competitions, Squash, swimming, tennis, theater Workshop, water polo


  • 100% enrollment in universities after graduation.
  • Comprehensive development of students (art, sport, travel to different countries of the world). There are more than 30 clubs with interests in the school on a permanent basis.
  • There is everything necessary for comfortable learning, living (including shops where you can buy food, hygiene items, etc.).
  • Practically unlimited access to the Internet. At school, 100 computers are connected to the network for 14 hours a day.

Equipment Charterhouse school

The school with centuries-old history is equipped with modern techniques for teaching and developing children. There are computers, interactive whiteboards, linguaphone, much more. Particular attention is paid to sport developing of students. 

Term dates and fees

The school year begins at Charterhouse school on September 2 and ends before Christmas - December 6th. Autumn term provides a vacation from October 18 to November 2. The next period of studying starts on January 6. On vacation, students leave on February 14 - 22, and the spring trimester finale takes place on March 21. The summer trimester starts on April 14th. Children rest from May 23 to May 31, and the school year ends on June 27.

Schooling entails a number of additional costs. 1200 pounds sterling in the trimester will be forced to pay foreign students for English courses. Registration at the school will cost 150 pounds, and for curatorial assistance and registration in the guardian agency also need to pay a small amount. The deposit for a place in school is estimated at a rate of payment for one trimester.

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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Charterhouse school reviews


We have long been looking for a good English school for our daughter (16 years old), but recently realized that it is quite difficult to understand British education: prices, living conditions, leisure, living - everything required close attention. There fore, my husband addressed SMAPSE.

We were offered several options, and we chose the school Charterhouse (it is in Surrey). The most interesting thing was that it was not particularly expensive than in some other private schools. The school provides comfortable studying and living conditions, serious requirements for admission. After school students enter the university. Children are always engaged in something. Our daughter, for example, was carried away by hockey on the grass.


Recommendations on when to apply

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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