Originally opened in 1883, Carr is named after one of the original supporters and benefactors of the College, Dr William Carr. The House is situated on the first floor of the main building. It can truly be said that Carr is at the heart of the College.

Lawrence Matthews, Housemaster

I have worked at Epsom College since 2005, and have been Housemaster of Carr House since 2013.

I teach Chemistry and have run Athletics as well as the Royal Navy section of the CCF during my time at Epsom.

I am a keen sportsman and still play football as time allows, on top of coaching rugby, athletics and the 1st XI football team. As I expect of all the boys in Carr, I am keen to embrace the full life of the College, joining in the staff band, playing at extravaganzas and directing House plays.

I am married to Samantha, who works at Downsend Epsom Pre-Prep and we have two sons, Jack and Ben. I am also a Governor at Wallace Fields Infant School, where our sons go to school.

Niki Navamani, Matron

I have been Matron of Carr House since 2019 and I love it! Carr House has a very positive atmosphere where everyone respects and supports each other. It is a warm, friendly and welcoming House where the boys are encouraged to be the best they can be, in whatever they do.

Our Housemaster, tutors and domestic staff are a great team and are all here to teach, steer, guide, and care for our brilliant boys!

I spent my early career as a Registered General Nurse at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, and then went back to University where I completed a Law degree and postgraduate diploma. After a number of years as a Solicitor, I returned to healthcare while my children were young. Being Matron at Epsom College has brought me back to my caring and pastoral roots and it has probably been the most rewarding role I have ever had. As well as being a mum, in my spare time I enjoy gardening and painting. I also have a keen interest in genealogy and have successfully traced many relatives.

Lawrence Matthews

Niki Navamani