Forest House moved nearly 50 years ago from a central location into purpose-built accommodation alongside College Road, close to the main rugby pitches. The House outgrew this building in the early part of this decade and over the last few years has been attractively refurbished and extended. It is named after Robert Forest who was an early major benefactor.

After serving as a tutor in Propert for four years and Fayrer for two years, Jim Stephens took over as Housemaster of Forest in September 2011.

Jim studied mathematics and did his PGCE at the University of Liverpool. He taught at the Judd School for two years and at Sutton Valence for five years before joining Epsom College as a maths teacher in 2005.

A keen sportsman and snowboarder, he ran hockey at Epsom from 2008 to 2011 and coaches U14A girls’ hockey, U15B football and 3rd XI cricket. He enjoys watching all sports, particularly athletics rugby and cricket.

Jim’s other love is music. He is a member of Chapel Choir, plays the piano in the staff band at numerous charity events and the Forest House tutor band. He is married to Lucie, a teacher of Classics at Manor House School in Little Bookham, and has two daughters, Ella and Hattie.

Forest is an extremely friendly boys’ Boarding House where all year groups can flourish both academically and socially.

Jim’s aim is to create a warm and supportive environment with boys in every year group playing a role in maintaining a caring and happy atmosphere.

View the Forest House Handbook


Mr Jim Stephens


Telephone: 01372 821050

House Matron:

Yvette Tolson


Telephone: 01372 821054

House Tutors:

Mr J H Bailey (deputy Housemaster)

Mr P A Henson

Mr S J Hibbitt

Mr D Nuthall

Mr S Johns