Surrey, United Kingdom
About Epsom College
Epsom College is one of the UK’s leading independent co-educational schools providing both boarding and day education for over 900 girls and boys aged 11 – 18. Established in 1855, and granted royal patronage by Queen Victoria in the same year, today it has Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as its patron.
The College has a truly unique history. It began life as The Royal Medical Benevolent College thanks to the work of its founder, Dr John Propert, who raised funds to build an institution for qualified medical practitioners and their spouses as well as a school for their sons. The Royal Medical Foundation, based at the College, continues to play an active role in school life.
The College has been co-educational for more than 40 years, with girls first being welcomed in 1976 and a Lower School, for years 7 and 8, opening in 2016. The school now has more pupils than ever before and the number is rising.
As an HMC school, Epsom is proud of its rich history and confident in its future. Under the leadership of Headmaster, Jay Piggot, ambitious plans to strengthen the school’s competitive UK position and international links – particularly Epsom College in Malaysia – continue to grow apace, thus maintaining and enhancing the College’s global reputation.
This is an exciting time to join Epsom and to contribute to the further development and success of the College. Working at Epsom is both personally and professionally rewarding; staff flourish in the boarding school community and significantly enhance their own professional development.
The recent ISI Inspection report in February 2019 adjudged the College to be excellent in all areas with no recommendations for improvement. The report observed that pupils "demonstrate commitment to excellence in all areas of learning; do not settle for mediocrity and express confidence in the culture of the school that inspires them to be the best they can be."