Rosebery House was the College's first day house. Though day boys were admitted to Epsom College from its foundation, they were not given their own house until 1926, when Lord Rosebery, a former Prime Minister, agreed to allow the new day house to be named after him in honour of his long association with the College. Rosebery is situated in one corner of the College campus next to the John Piper Art School.
The current building was constructed in 1933 and the original corridors were external, with draughty doors opening to the outside. Today, it has changed beyond all recognition. In September 2008, Rosebery became a girls' day House.
Rosebery Housemistress and Head of Higher Education and Careers Guidance, Roxanna Harrop, a graduate in Modern Languages from Bristol University and holding a PGCE from King's College, London came to the College as a teacher of Modern Languages and was responsible for introducing Spanish to the curriculum. She is also currently a School inspector for ISI. Roxanna is a keen tennis player, who was previously in charge of Boys and girls' tennis.
In Rosebery House, academic excellence is valued along with distinction in the arts, in musical endeavours, and on the pitch. Girls are encouraged not only to develop their own skills and talents, but also to share in the success of others. Girls have a sense of community, both within the House and in their wider world.
Roxanna and the dedicated tutor team help girls to gain confidence and independence by the time they leave Epsom to enter into the world beyond. Along with formal academic and co-curricular learning, girls develop qualities such as integrity, compassion, respect and responsibility as part of the House community.
Housemistress: Mrs Roxanna Harrop
Telephone: 01372 821100
Fax: 01372 821101
Pupil Pay Phone: 01372 821107
Telephone: 01372 821101
Dr I M C McClure
Miss J L Bennett
Mrs C M Hearne
Miss J G Moore
Mrs C Guyon
Mrs P S Woolmer
Head of House: Lydia Sheils