Charterhouse to open school in Nigeria

  • 22nd March 2023

Independent school Charterhouse in Surrey is to open Charterhouse Lagos in Nigeria offering a traditional British education to pupils from September next year.

Charterhouse stated it has a long-term strategy to create a family of schools, and Lagos will be its second international school, after opening its first international school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2021.

Gordon Zhao, executive chairman of Charterhouse Lagos, said: “It is an exciting opportunity to learn from the 400-year history of Charterhouse to deliver amazing educational opportunities to Lagos and Africa. We are committed to offering a world-class education with outstanding facilities that will be unmatched in West Africa.”

John Todd, director of education and founding head of Charterhouse Lagos, added: “The team in Lagos is proud to bring Charterhouse to Nigeria and looks forward to working together to make a real difference to so many lives over the coming years. Nigeria and Lagos deserve a world-class school and Charterhouse Lagos is set to bring that dream to fruition for so many families.”

Alex Peterken, head at Charterhouse UK, commented: “Charterhouse Lagos will provide a British education in the heart of Nigeria. The teams from both schools share values and educational standards and have worked tirelessly to create a unique and wonderful opportunity for children in Lagos.”

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