Crawfurd House is named after a former Dean of the Medical Department of King’s College, Sir Raymond Henry Payne Crawfurd, who joined the Council of Epsom College in 1915. Situated at the southern end of the terrace of what were originally alms houses overlooking the College lawns, the House is conveniently located next to the Dining Hall and is close to all academic departments. The House occupies rooms on three floors in accommodation that elegantly combines the brand new and purpose-built with some of the College’s oldest buildings, thoroughly refurbished to the same high standard.

Leah Skipper joined as Housemistress in September 2017. Leah has a degree in French and Hispanic Studies from Queen Mary College at the University of London, and will be teaching French and Spanish at Epsom from September. Leah joins Epsom from Roedean, where she was Housemistress of one of the School’s large girls’ boarding houses.

Previously, Leah held various positions at Haileybury College and Oakham School. She has directed school plays, acted as section leader and assessor for the DoE Awards, and has led many language trips to France and Spain. She is also an accomplished coach of netball, lacrosse, hockey and rounders.

Leah is married to Grant, and they have two delightful daughters, Esme, aged eight; and Eloise, aged six.

Crawfurd is a girls’ Boarding House for weekly and full boarders, which was refurbished in the summer of 2010. This saw the modernisation of IT rooms, shower suites and the construction of a coffee bar. The traditional features of the architecture blend with the modern deck areas.

The atmosphere in the house is lively, fun and constantly busy.

The girls are considerate, honest, respectful and happy, full of energy, enthusiasm and House spirit. The House is supported by a team of academic and pastoral tutors, a Matron, housekeeper and team of domestic staff.

View the Crawfurd House Handbook

Housemistress: Mrs Leah Skipper


Telephone: 01372 821114

House Matron:

Jill Ballinger


Telephone: 01372 821304

House Tutors:

Ms M Bosa

Ms J Morris

Ms E Evans

Mrs T M Muller

Miss I Page