Our heritage

We belong to the Charterhouse family of schools, one of the most prestigious and historic names in British independent education.

Take a journey through our history

Founded in 1611, Charterhouse has been home to pre-eminent thinkers, creators, writers and leaders. This rich history, and the school’s underlying values, all feed into the essence of Charterhouse Lagos.


Charterhouse was founded by Thomas Sutton (1532 - 1611)

The real way to gain happiness is to give it to others.

Robert Baden Powell, OC, 1857-1941. Founder of the Scout and Guide movements.


Nicholas Grey appointed as the first Schoolmaster


The London Charterhouse

Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.

John Wesley, OC, 1703-1791. Evangelist and founder of Methodism


The new Schoolroom


The first Football Association meeting

The essence of civilization is that men should come to be led more by hope and ambition and example and less by fear.

William Beveridge, OC, 1879-1963. Author of the Beveridge Report which drew the main outlines of the modern welfare state.


The Clarendon Commission report on the nine great English public schools


The move from London to Godalming

No fine work can be done without concentration and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt.

Max Beerbohm, OC, 1872-1956. Essayist, parodist and caricaturist.


Founder's Statue installed following the 300 year anniversary


Consecration of the Memorial Chapel

From the pain come the dream.

From the dream come the vision.

From the vision come the people.

From the people come the power.

From this power come the change.

Peter Gabriel, OC, 1950 -. Musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and activist.


Her Majesty The Queen visits Charterhouse to open the Sports Centre


Rachel Portman, OC, wins Academy Award

The art of music above all the other arts is the expression of the soul of a nation.

Ralph Vaughan Williams, OC, 1872-1958. Composer.


Edgeborough School joins the Charterhouse family of schools


Charterhouse Lagos due to open

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