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Raven House, founded in 1999, is named after Dame Kathleen Raven, an influential figure in the world of medicine and nursing and chairman of the College’s Council for many years. As a close friend of Dame Raven, who died in April 1999, Michael Portillo officially opened the House in October 1999.

The girls’ day house is located at the very heart of the teaching area of the College campus and occupies the building that formerly belonged to Crawfurd House. This makes it a great location for getting to and from lessons quickly.

Rhiannon Johnson, Housemistress

From September 2023 I will be Housemistress of Raven, having joined Epsom in September 2017 as Director of Drama. Prior to that, I was Acting Director of Drama and a Boarding House Tutor at Haileybury Imperial College. I have a strong affinity with Raven having been a tutor and Deputy Housemistress for 5 years I am excited to continue to support and encourage the pupils in all their endeavours. Raven House is a welcoming hub of eclectic tastes, talents, and most of importantly, humour. 

I gained a BA Hons in Drama from Aberystwyth University, and obtained a Master of Arts in Writing, Directing and Performance from York. I also achieved Qualified Teacher Status from Canterbury University.  

Outside (and sometimes inside!) of the College I enjoy being the front woman for various function bands; I can always be heard singing a tune! I live with my two dogs Rigsby and Gus, who love visiting the girls in House, and enjoy hiking all over the UK with them in the holidays.

Gina Frost, Matron

I have worked at Epsom since 2009 and love being part of the Raven family. I especially enjoy our House events from the Soirée and pumpkin carving, to making gingerbread houses and decorations at Christmas. The annual choral competition and inter-house sporting events bring a real sense of camaraderie to the House.   

Raven has a genuinely warm, cosy and friendly atmosphere, made even more special by the girls who make the House a home and a real haven where they can retreat too. I love seeing them transition from Year 9s into mature and confident young ladies in the Upper Sixth.

I enjoy the outdoors and take daily lunchtime walks around the College grounds with the Wilson Matron. I have a passion for travel and love experiencing new cities, countries and cultures as well as reading and spending time with family and friends.

Yasi Fryer, Head of House 2023-24

I joined Epsom as a part of the second Lower School cohort, in 2017 and joined Raven House in the M4. I am currently studying Mathematics, Physics and Design Technology for my A-levels along with an EPQ. I am delighted to be able to represent Raven as Head of House because of its friendly, welcoming atmosphere and overwhelming sense of community.

Throughout my time at Epsom, I have loved representing the College in both the Firsts Athletics and Hockey Team. I am also a member of Climate Committee and a Peer Mentor. On top of this, I have taken part in many of the College plays and musicals allowing me to connect with pupils in many year groups and develop my public speaking skills.

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