Welcome to the Lower School | Epsom College

Moving to a new school can be daunting, so we do everything possible to help pupils (and parents!) settle in. Under the guidance of the Head of Lower School, we have put in place a programme dedicated to the social and educational welfare of pupils entering Year 7… or Third Form as we call it.

Our aim is to ensure the first year at Epsom provides a solid foundation for the rest of your child’s time at the College. We will make this year a busy and enriching one, and a successful bridge between junior and senior school.

That starts with making sure that you feel at home with the way we do things here. Each school has its own particular, and sometimes peculiar, way of doing things. Its own customs and expectations, and sometimes even its own language.

We’ve put together this content in the hope that you find it helpful and informative, and that it gives you an idea of what to expect from the College.

Please go through the content on these pages with your child, but if you have questions, all our contact details can be found by clicking on the ‘staying in touch’ button below.

Start of Term – Monday 4 September

Unless otherwise advised, all new Year 7 pupils should report to the Lower School by 8.20am on Monday 4 September, ready for the start of term.


Other important dates for your diary

You will be invited to various events over the course of the Michaelmas Term. We hope these present a positive opportunity to meet other parents and members of the teaching staff. Details of the following events are being arranged, and dates will be published on the School Calendar in due course:

  • Information Evening – Wednesday 13 September
  • Lower School Chapel, with refreshments afterward
  • Meet the Tutors
  • Drinks Reception for New Parents – organised by the Friends of Epsom College
  • Parents’ Evening


Residential trip

We want your child to settle in well, and to that end, an outdoor residential trip takes place early in Year 7. The Head of Lower School attends, along with the Head of Third Form, the four Form Tutors and the Lower School Assistants. The trip usually takes place over three days, toward the end of September. The aim is to help pupils to get to know one another, and strengthen developing friendships.

Pupils typically get stuck into a range of activities such as abseiling, raft-building, archery and orienteering. 

Summer Holiday Courses

If you or your child would like to get to know Epsom a little ahead of the start of term, and potentially meet some future classmates, our Holiday Courses could well be the answer.

From mid-July onward we offer a range of courses – cricket, football, tennis, netball and multi-sport courses for boys and girls. We even run a week-long drama course for any budding thespians.

All courses run from 10am until 4pm, with drinks, snacks and lunches provided.

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