Pastoral Care

The 890 boys and girls at Epsom College, together with the staff, the great majority of whom live within the College grounds, form an integrated community whose strength lies in the emphasis it places on discipline, tolerance and understanding of others.

Epsom College prides itself on its high standard of pastoral care. All students are members of a House, which is in the charge of a Housemaster or Housemistress, assisted by four or five house tutors, who are always available for pupils to discuss any concerns. The Housemaster or Housemistress should be informed first of any concerns about the health, progress, attendance or disposition of a pupil.

The Housemaster or Housemistress and tutors oversee House activities, take afternoon and evening supervision duties, monitor pupils' extra curricular commitments (including activities, games, drama and music) and offer general advice and guidance to all pupils in the House.

Every pupil belongs to a tutor group, which in most Houses is tied to a year group. The tutor monitors all aspects of the school career of each of his/her tutees, especially academic progress, which is checked at regular intervals coinciding with the publication of ‘orders' and other reports.

A non-resident Matron supervises the domestic arrangements of each boarding house, reporting maintenance tasks, organising cleaning and supervising care of clothes and the laundry, as well as contributing to the wellbeing of the house.

The Medical Centre, staffed by qualified resident nurses, also has an integral role to play. The School Medical Officer holds a daily surgery for all pupils and a special surgery for girls on Thursdays.

College Chaplains perform an essential role by attending prayers in Houses, making informal visits to Houses as well as being available for consultation in students' rooms.

A School Counsellor is available to all pupils and supports the work of other staff. Please see the Medical Centre section for more detail.