Our story

We are establishing a school to serve the Lagos community and elevate the perception of Nigeria and West Africa in global educational circles.

Our vision

The scale and specification of Charterhouse Lagos reflects the extent of our vision. We are dedicated to creating a globally recognised school that can support and sustain teaching excellence, not just for the immediate benefit of our pupils but also for the wider benefit of this part of the world.

Our people

We are creating an inclusive culture where all forms of diversity are seen and valued – for our students and for our staff.

Led by Head and Director of Education, John Todd, our respected leadership team bring together a wealth of educational experience. This includes awareness of international standards in independent schooling as well as local knowledge of the educational landscape in Lagos.

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Our heritage

A drawing of runabout at the Old Charterhouse. The game was played with a single football and any number could participate, coming and going as they please.

Charterhouse is one of the great historic schools of England and amongst the most beautiful.

Charterhouse School has a rich history stretching back over 400 years. Find out more about our sister school and the shared influences that can be seen within school life here at Charterhouse Lagos.

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Work with us

As Charterhouse Lagos continues to grow, we continue to build a high-level team of teachers, educational leaders and support staff who are motivated by our mission. If you are interested in learning more about the opportunities available at Charterhouse Lagos please get in touch.

Our journey

This project is the fulfillment of a dream and the result of incredible hard work by an amazing team of people over many years.

July 2019

Initial visit to the site at Ogombo.
The site is still a swamp / jungle and completely undeveloped.

December 2019

First ever Huntington Education Group Board meeting in Changsha, China. Gordon Zhao (Chair), Patty Liu (Vice-Chair), and John Todd. The Mission and Vision were agreed, and architectural plans were reviewed.

August 2020

John Todd is appointed as the first Huntington Education Group employee, working online (due to COVID restrictions) from Shanghai, China.

June 2022

The Charterhouse Team visited Lagos and inspected the site at Ogombo, Eti-Osa.

June 2022

Huntington Team (Gordon and John) visit Charterhouse for the first time to meet the Executive Team and to tour the school.

September 2022

Angela Hencher starts work as Chief Operating Officer.

October 2022

John and Angela move to Lagos to start work in country.

December 2022

Construction begins at the site with piling for the boundary wall.

March 2023

Signing of the Project Deed at Charterhouse and formal welcome of Charterhouse Lagos into the Charterhouse family of schools.

May 2023

The British Deputy High Commissioner, Ben Llewellyn-Jones OBE and the UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Nigeria and Special Envoy on Girls’ Education, Helen Grant MP, visit Charterhouse Lagos.

September 2023

The Launch and Press Conference of Charterhouse Lagos was held on Tuesday 05 September 2023.

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Kemi Badenoch

February 2024

The UK’s Secretary of State for Business and Trade, The Rt Hon Kemi Badenoch MP, visits Charterhouse Lagos.

Look wide, beyond your immediate surroundings and limits, and you see things in their right proportion. Look above the level of things around you and see a higher aim and possibility to your work

Robert Baden-Powell, OC, 1857-1941

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Admission into our Primary School is now open (with boarding option for Years 5 & 6)