Epsom College

About Epsom College

The Victorian values of excellence and benevolence provided the founding principles of Epsom College and they continue to shape the exciting trajectory the community currently experiences. In recent times, the academic advancement of Epsom College has received wide public recognition, a sister school has been opened in Malaysia and a Lower School launched triumphantly in 2016. A belief in the breadth of an education unites this community.

At Epsom College, the pupils live happy and fulfilled lives, finding a passion for things that will matter to them, experiencing challenge and achievement, and an attachment to the life of the mind. Pupils learn in every minute of every day and the setting of the 85-acre estate presents pupils with beauty unawares, the rolling Epsom Downs provide space in which to develop, with central London just 15 miles away on the horizon.

As a community, Epsom College recognises that pupils find success and achievement in a host of different ways and personal successes are to be gained at many levels of experience. The breadth of opportunity at Epsom, the passion and commitment discovered, the values learned, transforms our pupils and instils a belief that they can make a difference in society.

Boarding at Epsom College

Each Boarding and Day House is run by a Housemaster or Housemistress, assisted by a Matron and a team of tutors. Their role is pastoral in name, but in truth, it goes far deeper than that. They guide your child through the choppy waters of adolescence; providing support, kindness and the time and space in which they can develop into young people ready to step out of Epsom confident and assured in who they are and what they stand for.

Boarding in Years 7 and 8 lower School, is available through an innovative partnership with Feltonfleet. Feltonfleet is a Prep School that Epsom College have a long and cherished relationship with, and which provides the kind of specialist boarding experience ideal for younger pupils.

The House system ensures that bonds are formed across all year groups – with senior pupils mentoring and supporting younger ones. Each House holds approximately 60 pupils, with 12 or so in each year group.


Type of School Co-educational
School Address Epsom College, College Rd, Epsom, Surrey KT17 4JQ
Age Range 11 to 18 years
Distance from Airports

Gatwick – 17.6 miles; Heathrow – 25 miles

Distance from London

15 miles

Educational Programmes

GCSE, A Levels, EPQ

Co-Curricular Programmes

Every afternoon, from 4pm or thereabouts, the timetable is given over to pupils’ co-curricular interests. There are over 100 clubs and activities on offer, run by professionals from within and beyond the Epsom community. They nourish mind (debating), body (martial arts) and soul (yoga); and all points between. Through their involvement in the co-curricular programme, pupils learn the core qualities of teamwork, tolerance and leadership; as well as learning the quality of time-management.

Academic Clubs and Societies: We offer a host of clubs and societies that extend and enrich pupils’ understanding and enjoyment of our academic subjects. Alongside these extension clubs, we provide clubs and societies – such as Astronomy, Philosophy and Exploring the Christian Faith – not traditionally offered at Secondary School Level.

Creative ArtS: Pupils can indulge their creative side in the co-curricular programme.

Games and Activities: Whether it’s through honing strategic thinking through Chess, or cunning competitiveness at Bridge, some young people find expression, stimulation and self-confidence from games and activities that take place indoors, on tabletops and in quiet reflection as much as amid the hustle and bustle of a muddy field.

Service, Community & Leadership: Through our service programme, the Combined Cadet Forces (CCF), Duke of Edinburgh and our charitable work, young people at Epsom learn the values, discipline and reward of leadership and service to others. This generosity of spirit is at the heart of our ambition as a College: to produce tolerant, inclusive and welcoming young people.

Sporting Activities: Epsom is renowned for its sporting success and ambition. More important than the accolades though, is our ethos of all pupils taking part, being part of a team and having the chance to try.