Why Epsom?

Epsom College has a long tradition of excellence. It allows boys and girls aged 11 to 18 to thrive and develop in a stimulating environment.

Set on a beautiful 85 acre parkland estate, the impressive Victorian buildings complement the recent additions, which are very well equipped and resourced. St Luke's Chapel stands at the very heart of the thriving community of 890 pupils.

Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) Report - January 2013

Epsom College was last inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) in January 2013. A team of inspectors spent four days at the College during which they examined samples of pupils' work, observed lessons, visited Boarding Houses and conducted formal interviews with pupils and staff. They also held discussions with a range of teaching and non-teaching staff, the Chairman of Governors and other Governors, and observed a sample of the co-curricular activities that occurred during the inspection period. Click here to read a full copy of their report.


For over 150 years, Epsom has consistently delivered a first class education and that continues today within a modern and enlightened community, where passion and commitment work side by side to inspire and enrich.

For the last five years Epsom has consistently achieved high value added scores at both GCSE and A Level. Value added is a measure of the outcomes achieved in relation to the baselines on entry. It is a measure of the positive input that Epsom College makes to each individual boy and girl.


The close-knit House System is an integral part of College life. All of the Houses have a Housemaster or Housemistress, together with their family, living alongside students, creating a warm and supportive family environment. This helps to ensure that pupils get the guidance and support they need to achieve their potential in a happy and encouraging community. Ably supported by an experienced team of Tutors, Housemasters and Mistresses are responsible for all aspects of a student's welfare and progress at Epsom, whether it be academic, co-curricular, social or personal.

A full time Matron supports the work of the Housemaster or Housemistress and is a regular point of contact for both pupils and parents on a day to day basis. 


‘Something for everyone' would best sum up the College's unrivalled co-curricular programme. Outstanding facilities, coupled with dedicated, experienced teachers, provide students with a wealth of opportunities to discover new interests and excel in areas in which they have talent.

Aside from the 25 plus sports available on a regular basis, pupils can also get involved in music, art, drama, design technology and textiles, as well as a range of academic societies, debating, community and voluntary work.

The College also has one of the largest Combined Cadet Forces (CCF) in the country, providing an opportunity for pupils to work towards their bronze, silver or gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award.


Epsom has a unique location, nestling in the heart of the Epsom Downs, home of the famous Derby, yet only 10 minutes walk from Epsom Town Centre, and a mere 30 minutes from central London. We are also very well connected for our international students and families, just 30 minutes from Gatwick AIrport and an hour from Heathrow.


The College has put in place a unique programme dedicated to the social and educational welfare of students entering the College. External links with Preparatory and other schools provide pupils and their families with many opportunities to visit the College, to attend events tailored to special interest groups and to learn more about life at Epsom.

There is also a comprehensive internal induction programme in place for all new students. This has been developed to provide them with as broad an experience of school life at the College as possible.