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British iconic educational institution unveils Charterhouse Lagos, in a $150 million greenfield investment



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Charterhouse, one of the seven prestigious and renowned British independent educational institutions with a rich history spanning over four centuries, is proud to announce the opening of its first African school in Lagos, Nigeria’s bustling economic hub.

The greenfield construction project represents a $150 million investment, marking a significant commitment to advancing education in Lagos State, Nigeria, and the West African sub-region.

The introduction of Charterhouse Lagos marks the convergence of British independent school heritage with cutting-edge educational practices, ushering in a new era of excellence in West African education.

The construction of the school is currently in progress on a sprawling 70-hectare site located at Ogombo in Lekki, Lagos. Charterhouse Lagos represents a remarkable educational undertaking in Lagos State, with the planned $150 million campus expected to be fully delivered in 2028.

The school’s development will unfold gradually, with the first intake of primary school students in September 2024.

On completion, the school will ultimately accommodate students from Years 1-13, ranging from 5 to 18 years old.

John Todd, the Founding Head of Charterhouse Lagos, conveyed his enthusiasm during the school’s inauguration, stating,

Mr Todd further underscored the significance of this venture, saying,

Returning to Lagos holds personal significance for Mr. Todd, who shared,

The iconic Charterhouse Lagos campus will nestle on a total land area of 700,000 square metres. The facilities set for completion in July 2024 for the commencement of Phase 1 in September 2024 will include the following:

Science-Tech- Engineering-Arts-Mathematics (STEAM) labs Music, Art, and Drama studios

An Aquatics Centre (a 25m swimming pool and a training pool

Indoor and outdoor Football pitches and Basketball courts

Phase 2 and 3 of the school’s expansion plans for Middle and Senior school, respectively, will have Boys’ and Girls’ boarding houses, a 400m athletics track, a standard football pitch, a dance studio, an indoor NBA standard basketball arena, an indoor sports centre, an 800-seat performing arts theatre, a 3-storey library, and covered sports areas.

In addition to its state-of-the-art facilities and exceptional learning experience for the students, Charterhouse Lagos also provides a deliberate and well-curated Teacher’s Training and Professional Development approach, with a team dedicated to developing the skills of teachers towards making a remarkable impact on the quality of learning in the classroom.

Charterhouse Lagos extends an open invitation to families to explore the extraordinary educational opportunities it offers. Mr. Todd concludes,

Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu

British Deputy High Commissioner – Johnny Baxter

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Charterhouse Lagos is a prestigious institution in Lagos, Nigeria, offering a world-class education that combines centuries-old British independent school traditions with contemporary teaching methodologies.

The school’s mission is to inspire and empower young people to be leaders in a digital generation, innovators committed to community involvement, and achieve a balance of academic excellence and personal well-being.