Charterhouse Square School

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Charterhouse Square School
Established 1985; 32 years ago (1985)
Type Independent preparatory school
Headmistress Mrs Caroline Lloyd
Location Charterhouse Square
London, EC1
United Kingdom
Local authority City of London
DfE number 201/6354
DfE URN 100463 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 200~
Ages 3–11

Charterhouse Square School is an independent, non-selective, co-educational day school with 200 children aged 3 to 11, situated in the Barbican area of the City of London. It occupies a five-story Victorian building overlooking Charterhouse Square near what used to be a Carthusian monastery.

Charterhouse is a member of Cognita Schools, an association of independent schools in UK and overseas. Despite its similar name, it is not affiliated or related to Charterhouse School, a public boarding school which was founded near the square before moving to its current location in Godalming, Surrey.


The 2012 Ofsted inspection rated Charterhouse's curriculum and teaching as "outstanding". Many former pupils go on to leading independent schools in London including City of London School for Girls, City of London School, Forest School and Highgate School.[1]

Classrooms are colour-coded by age and ability rather than class.

  • Green Room - rising 4 years
  • Red Room - rising 5 years
  • Yellow Room - rising 6 years
  • Blue Room - 6/7 years
  • Rainbow & Raindrop Rooms - 7/8 years
  • Balloon & Kite Rooms - 8/9 years
  • Star Room - 10/11 years

The ages given are guidelines only. When deciding on a year group, the school's policy is to look at the child's ability as opposed to their date of birth. Any child who is performing academically and socially above expectations has the opportunity to skip a class (subject to a place being available).[2]


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