Founded in 1855, and located 15 miles from central London, Epsom College is situated in 84 acres of parkland estate close to Epsom Downs. Epsom is one of the most successful co-educational boarding and day schools in the world for 13–18 year olds.
With over 380 boarders, boarding is pivotal to life at the College. Campus life revolves around the close-knit house system to ensure that pupils receive the necessary care, support and guidance in a thriving and happy community.
As expected, facilities at Epsom College are first-class; more than 50 well-resourced classrooms are grouped by department, each with its own dedicated information technology and specialist resource base. Over 25,000 books, newspapers and periodicals are contained within a stunning modern library. Recent construction of a fully equipped fitness suite, a new dance studio and a second drama studio has taken the College’s appeal to a new stratosphere.
There is a varied and balanced range of subjects in the Lower School, including three modern languages and separate sciences for all. IGCSE examinations are sat in the core subjects. Over 300 pupils make up the sixth-form, where there is a huge choice of subject combinations to meet the requirements of generalists as well as keen specialists. The sixth-form curriculum is comprised of A-level, Pre-U, Extended Project and Critical Thinking modules. The vast majority of leavers progress to top universities, especially research-led institutions.
The co-curricular programme is best summarised as ‘Challenge and opportunity for everyone’. Top-class coaching and a culture of maximum effort from all pupils enables Epsom to encourage all participants, regardless of talent, to enjoy and succeed in their chosen sports and activities. Art, drama, music and sport are the first choices, with national and international representation in netball, rugby, cricket, hockey and target rifle shooting.
“Epsom College provides the confidence and scope for every child to excel in academic and co-curricular pursuits, whilst being supported by outstanding pastoral care.”