Our Values | Epsom College

Guiding everything we do at Epsom are our College values: Kindness, Ambition and Integrity.

These values shape the way we relate to others and the way we conduct ourselves. They help to create a successful, harmonious community. They also act as an important reminder of our College’s philanthropic roots.

In 1855, Dr John Propert built a College to house, feed, clothe and educate the widows and orphans of medical men – a treacherous profession at the time. His guiding principles were ‘benevolence and excellence’ and these have remained at the heart of the College ever since.

Almost 170 years later, our pupils have taken inspiration from Dr Propert’s philanthropic zeal. They have developed values that connect us to the College’s rich history, but which will also help us to lead successful and fulfilled 21st Century lives.


We look out for and support each other, and we are gentle on ourselves. In everything we do, we are considerate, inclusive and treat others as we would wish to be treated ourselves.

How We Help Others


We strive to achieve our best in all that we do. We are open-minded and prepared to challenge ourselves, embracing as many opportunities as possible. We are also ambitious for others – encouraging friends, peers and colleagues to do their best and celebrating when they find success.

Opportunity & Enrichment


We are honest in our dealings with everyone. We always try to do the right thing – even when that might be the more difficult path, and even when no one is looking. We have positive personal morals and principles, which we follow at all times.

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