Raven House, founded in 1999, is named after Dame Kathleen Raven, an influential figure in the world of medicine and nursing and chairman of the College’s Council for many years. As a close friend of Dame Raven, who died in April 1999, Michael Portillo officially opened the house in October 1999. It is located at the very heart of the teaching area of the College campus and occupies the building that formerly belonged to Crawfurd House.
Sarah Williams, Housemistress
I joined Epsom College in 1987 as Teacher of Chemistry, and joined Raven as a House Tutor in 2013. I was Acting Housemistress for two terms, before being appointed to the post full-time from September 2018.
I attended the Perse School for Girls in Cambridge, and went on to read Natural Sciences (Chemistry) at Cambridge University, followed by PGCE training at Oxford. I met my husband Paul at Epsom College (Paul is currently Second Master) and we have both been fully involved in the pastoral life of the College during our time at Epsom.
We have two sons – Thomas and Harry – who both attended Epsom. In my spare time I enjoy swimming (I hold Blues from both Cambridge and Oxford), as well as walking, gardening, visiting National Trust properties, travelling, and looking after our blue Burmese cat, Saffi.
Gina Frost, Matron
I have worked at Epsom College since 2009 and love being Matron of Raven House. The Raven girls make the House cosy, homely and friendly. I love being outdoors and enjoy daily lunchtime walks around the College grounds with the Wilson Matron.
I have a passion for travel and love experiencing new cities, countries and cultures as well as reading and spending time with family and friends!