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White House was originally established in 1976 as a Boarding and Day House for Sixth Form girls – the year Epsom went co-ed.

It was relocated a few years later to its present home at the northern end of the terrace of what were originally almshouses overlooking the College lawns.

White is now a day house for girls aged 13-18 (with boarding available in the Sixth Form) and welcomed its first cohort of Year 9 day girls in 2018. Faith Smith, the Housemistress, is also the College’s Senior Housemistress.

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Faith Smith, Housemistress

I took over as Housemistress of White House in September 2015. I love the energy and buzz of the House and the way the girls support each other across the year groups. There is never a dull moment and the girls are such fun to be with!

I attended Bristol University where I completed a BSc in Mathematics and also studied for my PGCE. I am passionate about skiing and showjumping – in the past I have run showjumping and eventing teams, taking them to national success in the Schools Finals and at Hickstead.

My mum lives in France so I spend much of my free time in Normandy. In the UK, you can often find me at the gym or walking our House puppy, Millie.

Mafalda Simoes, Matron

I joined the team in White House in 2008; I became the Assistant Matron in 2018 and in 2020 while holding White House Assistant Matron post I was working as the Relief Matron in Fayrer House once a week.

White House has always been like a second home to me due to the Housemistress, the girls and staff having a warm and welcoming nature. I love the dynamics of the house, it has a fun and friendly family-like atmosphere.

I have one grown-up daughter and five Pomeranian’s. I love reading, music and walking my dogs in my spare time.

Amy Henwood, Head of House 2023-24

My name is Amy. I joined Epsom in Year 7 and then joined White House in M4.

I am studying Biology, Chemistry, Maths, and Further Maths for my A-levels and I am hoping to study Chemistry at university. I enjoy playing sport, especially rugby, and I have represented the school in netball, hockey, rugby, and athletics. 

White House is a great House to be part of as everyone gets on really well and it is unique as we have both day and boarding pupils which provides a strong community feel. 

I particularly enjoy the Choral Competition which takes place in September and I am looking forward to being Head of House.

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Faith Smith

Mafalda Simoes