Two new boarding houses have been officially opened at Charterhouse by former pupil Jeremy Hunt MP.
The former health and foreign secretary was joined by the mayor of Godalming, Michael Steel, and mayor of Waverley, John Robini, to mark the occasion.
The two houses, Northbrook and Saunderites, have been introduced in the wake of Charterhouse’s transition to full co-education, with 170 new boys and girls joining year nine this academic year. While girls first joined Charterhouse in the sixth form in 1971, the school welcomed its first year nine and year 10 girls this September.
Each house overlooks the school playing fields and features 64 bed spaces across 49 bedrooms – 28 of which are en-suite. Brick-fronted and with raked roofs offering a nod to the gothic architecture of the old school, the buildings are equipped with solar panels and LED lighting in a bid to minimise energy consumption.
As well as a move to co-education, the beginning of the new academic year also saw Charterhouse merge with Surrey neighbour, Edgeborough School.
The school has also opened two new international schools, completed work on a new café in the centre of the old school, and upgraded its biology and physics laboratories.
You may also like: UK boarding schools remain top choice for Chinese parents