Headteacher’s Welcome

Welcome to Charterhouse College, Shenzhen

Welcome to Charterhouse College, Shenzhen

At the heart of our exceptional school is a commitment to ensuring our students are fully prepared to thrive at leading universities, to meet the challenges of an unpredictable future and to build rewarding relationships, careers and lives.

It is a great privilege to be educating children in a school of the calibre of Charterhouse. Yet with this privilege comes an even greater responsibility – to provide the very best education possible for our students to thrive in this exciting, fast-changing, modern world. While Charterhouse is known for its academic excellence as one of the original nine public schools in the UK, what has enabled it to survive for four-hundred years is its forward-thinking spirit.

Of course, examination results are important, and a core purpose of the school is to ensure that all students receive the excellent teaching and support required to achieve the best possible IGCSE and A level results and go to the best universities in the world. Charterhouse graduates have a long track record of going to Oxford, Cambridge, Russell Group universities in the UK and Ivy League universities in the US – and that should be the aim of all students coming to Charterhouse College, Shenzhen to pursue our international curriculum.

However, the skills, character and thinking abilities that students will need to succeed in navigating the fast-paced changes of the future go far beyond the narrow limits of subject examinations. We therefore provide programmes designed specifically to ensure your child is ready to embrace this future. These include thinking skills and independent learning projects, which will develop students as skilful agents of change, as well as a comprehensive co-curricular programme which will build not only physical and intellectual abilities, but the resilience, collaboration and communication skills that will underpin their future success.

The school’s atmosphere is just as important. We express the values of mutual respect, kindness and service to the community throughout our day-to-day lives. Supported by close personal tutoring and a robust pastoral care programme, we aim to develop a happy, close-knit community where friendships can flourish, and where everyone can continually develop in their pursuit of excellence.

Our expectation is that the boys and girls who study at Charterhouse College, Shenzhen will leave the college as highly skilled, independent, caring young men and women who will navigate the fast-changing future successfully and make a strongly positive difference to their own lives and to the lives of others.

I warmly invite you to come and see what makes Charterhouse College, Shenzhen such a wonderful place for students to study, create and inspire.