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Planning Permission Granted for The Mermaid

A major milestone has been reached in The Mermaid campaign – Epsom &Ewell Planning Department has granted planning permission for creation of the 2,000sqm centre for excellence. Building work is set to commence in the summer of 2020, with the aim to officially unveil the building in September 2022. This all depends on the College fundraising the required capital.

It has been a very promising start to the fundraising campaign, with over £2.7m raised to date thanks to the incredible support from the Epsom community – parents, pupils, OEs and staff. This impressive amount, combined with the School’s pledge of £2.4m, leaves the outstanding figure required at £3.4m.

How can I support the project?

A short campaign film, presented by Dr Suzannah Lipscomb (Wh 1995-1997 and Epsom College Governor), explains in detail the fundraising plans for The Mermaid and ways to support. View it below.


Name a room, leave a lasting legacy

Naming a room in The Mermaid is a highly prestigious way to leave a lasting legacy. The room will forever be referred to as the donor’s name, all signage in the building will refer to the named section of the building, and a special wall plaque will include wording of the donor’s choice.

Eighteen of the rooms have already been named and the full list of remaining opportunities is below, with highlights including:

  • the Lecture Theatre
  • the Café/Gallery area
  • the Screening Cinema Room.
Chicken Thigh BunJerk ChickenMac N CheeseChinese PorkChilli Beef QuesadillaLamb KebabChinese Take Away Sweet and Sour Chicken
Falafel and Pickled Cabbage (v)Jerk Butternut Squash (v)Mac N Cheese (v)Chinese Pulled Jackfruit (v)Quorn Chilli Quesadilla (v)Halloumi Kebab (v)Sweet and Sour Tofu (v)
Chicken Thigh Bun (h)Jerk Chicken (h)Mac N Cheese (h)Chinese Chicken Bao BunsChilli Beef Quesadilla (h)Lamb Kebab (h)Vegetable Fried Rice Spring Rolls
Potato WedgesHerb Diced PotatoGarlic BreadSauted New PotatoSalsa, Guacamole and Sour Cream Pitta Bread
Mixed SaladPeasMixed SaladPeas
Onion GravySpicy RiceTaziki
Soup Of The DaySoup Of The DaySoup Of The DaySoup Of The DaySoup Of The DaySoup Of The DaySoup Of The Day
Leek & Potato Roasted TomatoScotch BrothCream of MushroomTuscan BeanSpiced Red LentilSpiced Red Lentil
Bread RollBread RollBread RollBread RollBread RollBread RollBread Roll
Salad BarSalad BarSalad BarSalad BarSalad BarSalad BarSalad Bar
Pasta BarPasta BarPasta BarPie BarPie BarPasta BarPasta Bar
Pesto (v)Persto Sauce (v)(V) Arriabiatta SauceMexican Beef SliceChicken and Leek PieTomato SauceTomato Sauce
Butternut Squash and Feta (v)Sweet Potato and Broccoli Pie
Jacket PotatoesJacket PotatoesJacket PotatoesJacket PotatoesJacket PotatoesJacket PotatoesJacket Potatoes
Beans BeansBeansBeansBeansBeansBeans
Dessert BarDessert BarDessert BarDessert BarDessert BarDessert BarDessert Bar
Mixed Jam ShortbreadMixed Fruit Swiss RollChoc IceLemon and Poppyseed MuffinRocky RoadMixed Mini DoughnutsMixed Mini Doughnuts
Fruit BarFruit BarFruit BarFruit BarFruit Bar

Name a brick

An impressive art installation will take pride of place in the new building, created using bricks, each named by a person or family linked to the College.

A donation of £250 will buy you a brick, to be included in the striking design. All supporters who donate more than £500 will also feature on our Donor Board, to be exhibited in the main entrance of the building.

Tax-efficient giving

Donating can be extremely tax efficient if you are a UK taxpayer and Governments in certain countries can add to the contributions you make. If you would like to discuss this further or get involved to help raise the funds, please do not hesitate to the Education Trust Director, Karen Doyle on or 01372 821290.