The Development Department: Who's Who | Epsom College

The Development Team’s aim is to advance the Head’s development plan for Epsom College, through charitable support. The Head and Governors oversee the work of the Trust, which is carried out by dedicated staff and volunteers.

The Development Department

The Development Department supports the aims and mission of Epsom College by furthering our community network and enhancing the financial resources to meet these objectives.

We provide a community network, organise events and activities for alumni, and also fundraise for Bursaries, capital projects and other resources, securing donations and legacy gifts for Epsom College.


The College Bursary Programme currently assists over 100 pupils. Support given to pupils can range from 10% to 110% of the school fees and we offer such means-tested assistance to day, weekly and full boarding pupils.

Donations in support of the Bursary Fund can be directed to the General Bursary Fund, to a specific pupil in need or to a named Bursary e.g. the Maxwell Phair Bursary Appeal.

Regular gifts and one-off donations, both large and small, as well as legacy bequests have all helped extend an Epsom College education to others. Please click here for full details about supporting bursaries.

All donations in support of pupils are truly life changing, and the gift of education is totally transformational to the recipient and their future. 


A large number of former Epsom pupils received financial support themselves and many Old Epsomians pledge a gift in their own Will to follow these same principles and help the pupils of tomorrow. Please click here for details about legacy-giving to Epsom College.

Collectively, we aim to help fund many more deserving bursary pupils: changing their lives; giving them the best platform for their futures; extending a life-changing Epsom College education to these talented young minds.

 Capital Development

The Development Department also helps raise funds for capital projects. We have seen The Mermaid open its doors to pupils this year. This £9m 2000 square metre building was only made possible through the benefaction and generosity of our community. We thank all who gave in support of this project. 

We have also recently received funds to refurbish the Science Laboratories, gifts of medical equipment to help furnish these facilities and also support and donations towards our Sports Centre and activity/sport teams.  We thank all who make such kind and generous donations to the future of our College.

Alumni – Old Epsomians

Working with the Old Epsomian Treasury Group, the Development Department provides a network for our alumni, both in the UK and overseas.

The OE Club helps former pupils reconnect, further their careers and enjoy a meaningful continued relationship with Epsom College and its community.

Alumni events are held throughout the year, including: industry sectors for networking opportunities; year group reunions; sporting events, drinks receptions, family events, dinners and lunches. House Reunions always prove popular and we also offer a University support platform and events programme for our most recent leavers.

Providing a network for life, our global programme of events and activities includes working in the UK and also with the OE Overseas Chapters situated in Australia, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and the USA.

The reach and support of our community really draws upon the founding pillars of the College, Benevolence and Excellence, and we are truly grateful to all for their continued commitment to Epsom College.

If you would like to hear more about the work of the Development Department, please contact Ms Helen Tranter, Director of Development