Wilson | Epsom College

Wilson House was established in 1873 and is named after Sir Erasmus Wilson. Erasmus founded the Chair of Dermatology at the Royal College of Surgeons, but is better known for paying for the removal of Cleopatra’s Needle from Alexandria and its epic transportation to the Embankment in London.

The House was originally founded as the Headmaster’s House. It is believed that parents used to pay extra to put their sons in Wilson under the beady eye of the Headmaster.

In 1996, Wilson became the first House at Epsom College to welcome girls all the way through from 13-18 and is now home to 50 girls.

Wilson is centrally located in the College grounds, close to the academic buildings and with wonderful views over Wilson pitch and north towards London. To take a look inside, click on the image.

Rebecca Wilson, Housemistress

I have been Housemistress of Wilson House since January 2017. One of the things that struck me, instantly, was how special the relationships between girls were in the house; truly looking after one another like siblings would, spanning across all the year groups. This is a house full of kindness and laughter.

I hold an MA in Music with a Choral Scholarship and a PGCE, both from Cambridge University. I began my teaching career at The Bishop’s Stortford High School and, subsequently, nurtured my love of boarding in the roles of resident tutor and assistant housemistress at Haileybury, Imperial Service College and through my first housemistress position at Downe House School.

As well as teaching classroom music and PSHE lessons, I am an active musician, and take part in concerts and recording sessions outside of school as a double bassist and singer in a wide range of genres from film scores through to classical and jazz performances. I am a commissioned Pilot Officer in the RAF CCF and, whilst at my previous school, I was commissioned as a Lay Eucharistic Minister so that I could help with the communion services.

I am married to Rory and we have three children, Fraser (who is also a pupil in Lower School here at the College), Autumn and Jonty, who have never known life outside of boarding, and truly believe that they have 55 elder sisters! We also have a dog called Shadow who also adores the attention from the girls in the house.

Out of term time, we enjoy heading to our family home in Cornwall to make the most of all that the rock pools have to offer, whatever the weather! We love living at the College and are very proud to call Wilson House our family home.

Tania Moore, Matron

I have worked at Epsom College for the past 13 years and enjoy being the Matron of Wilson House. The Wilson girls fill the House with joy and laughter – the House has a very warm, friendly and family feel to it and the girls are a big part in making this happen!

I really enjoy walking, I walk around the beautiful grounds with the Raven House Matron every lunchtime (weather permitting!). I fill my spare time meeting up with family and friends and shopping!

Amelie Penwarden, Head of House 2024-25

My name is Amelie and I joined Epsom College last year in L6. I’m so honoured and proud to be representing Wilson as Head of House for 2024-25. I’ve loved every moment of being part of the kind and supportive family of Wilson and I’m grateful to have been given such a warm welcome.

I’m currently studying Maths, Economics and Spanish for A-level also partaking in young enterprise and I hope to go on to do Economics and Spanish at University.

If I’m not studying or chatting to my friends, you can probably find me on the netball court, in the gym or on the tennis courts with my teammates. I’m also a member of the Economics Society and every week I volunteer at a primary school – both have allowed me to develop my confidence. I’m really looking forward to being Head of House next year and I’m excited for all the amazing events – especially the choral comp!

Contact Details

Rebecca Wilson

Tania Moore