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Epsom College
Epsom College Logo.png
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TypePublic school
Independent day and boarding school
Motto"Deo Non Fortuna"
(Latin for "Not through luck but by God")[1]
Religious affiliation(s)Church of England[2]
Established1855; 166 years ago (1855)
FounderJohn Propert[3]
Department for Education URN125332 Tables
HeadmasterJames Piggot
Age11 to 18
Colour(s)Blue and White    
PublicationThe Epsomian
Former pupilsOld Epsomians
PatronElizabeth II
AlumniOEs Connected
The Tower and main entrance as seen from across Main Lawn
The Tower and main entrance as seen from across Main Lawn

Epsom College is a co-educational independent school on Epsom Downs, Surrey, England, for pupils aged 11 to 18. It was founded in 1853 as a boys' school to provide support for poor members of the medical profession such as pensioners and orphans ("Foundationers"). The college caters takes day pupils throughout with some boarding in 5 of the 13 houses in the senior (14 to 18) part of the school. The headmaster is a member of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference.


The school was founded in 1853 by John Propert as The Royal Medical Benevolent College, the aims of which were to provide accommodation for pensioned medical doctors or their widows in the first instance, and to provide a "liberal education" to 100 sons of "duly qualified medical men" for £25 each year.[5]

The Grade II listed Tower and main building,[6] demonstrating the architectural theme of a large number of the buildings on campus.
The Grade II listed Tower and main building,[6] demonstrating the architectural theme of a large number of the buildings on campus.

The establishment of the college was the culmination of a campaign begun in 1844 by the Provincial Medical and Surgical Association, the forerunner of the British Medical Association.[7] The scheme saw the medical profession was "in regard to charitable institutions for the aged and infirm, the widow and the orphan, the worst provided of all professions and callings" and took as its aim the alleviating of poverty and debt.[8] Discussions were chaired by Sir John Forbes, Physician to Prince Albert and the Royal Household, and followed similar plans establishing schools for the Clergy and the Royal Navy in desiring to raise money to found "schools for the sons of medical men", providing an education which would otherwise be "beyond the means of many parents".[9]

By 1851, the Medical Benevolent Society had limited itself to the foundation of a single Benevolent College, and met in Treasurer John Propert's house in New Cavendish Street, Marylebone.[10] The new campaign's fund-raising activities included dinners, which were attended by numerous doctors and Members of Parliament, and concerts, for example at one such event, on 4 July 1855, composer Hector Berlioz conducted the UK premier of his symphonic suite Harold in Italy.[11][12]

The foundation stone was laid on 6 July 1853, and almost two years later, on 25 June 1855, the college was formally opened by Prince Albert and his son, the future King Edward VII in front of an unexpectedly large crowd of around 6,000.[13] In March 1855, Queen Victoria had consented to become patron, which relationship with British monarchs has continued ever since; King Edward VII after the death of his mother, King George V, King Edward VIII in 1936,[14] King George VI from 1937,[15] and then the current Queen until the present.

The Grade II Listed College Chapel[16][17]
The Grade II Listed College Chapel[16][17]

In 1980, it was estimated by a history of the college that a third of its 10,000 alumni had entered the profession.[18] The college's patron is Queen Elizabeth II.

Development and charity

It was founded in 1855 to provide support for poor members of the medical profession. Funding for such a bold undertaking proved inadequate to the task, resulting in a reduced number of buildings and therefore insufficient space to support 100 pensioners and 100 boys. In the 1860s, partially as a result of this, the school was opened up to children of non-medical parents. In subsequent decades, pensioners were supported off-site, until there were none on campus by the end of the 19th century. These moves mark the transition towards the college becoming a public school in the modern sense.

Number of Pupils by year. An overview of the development of the College.
Number of Pupils by year. An overview of the development of the College.

The college continued its charitable activities, alongside its strictly educational role, throughout the 20th century. It was only in 2000 that the Royal Medical Foundation was formed as a separate entity, funding the support of four Foundationers at the college, 27 outside it; and paying 20 pensions and supporting one doctor at a medical home.[19]

In the 1920s the junior school side of the college was run down and thereafter it catered only for 13- to 18-year-olds. In 1976, girls were first allowed into the sixth-form. Twenty years later, the school became fully co-educational.

Its campus is on the outskirts of Epsom, near Epsom Downs on the North Downs, near the racecourse, home to the annual Epsom Derby. Its buildings date from 1853 and are mostly influenced by the Gothic revival architecture, described by Prince Albert as the "pointed style of the 14th Century".[20] In 1974, the main building and the College Chapel attained Grade II listed status.[6][16]

Epsom College in Malaysia

In 2009 it was announced that the college was to open a new school in Bandar Enstek, just south of Kuala Lumpur.[21] Epsom College in Malaysia was officially opened in September 2014.[22] The school offers the best of British education to pupils from 3 to 18 years of age. Students are offered a wide variety of recreational and competitive sports opportunities, such as badminton, squash, hockey, tennis, and swimming.[23]

OFT inquiry

In 2005 the school was one of fifty of the country's leading independent schools which were found guilty of running an illegal price-fixing cartel, exposed by The Times newspaper, although the schools made clear that they had not realised that the change to the law (which had happened only a few months earlier) about the sharing of information had subsequently made it an offence.[24] Each school was required to pay a nominal penalty of £10,000 and all agreed to make ex-gratia payments totalling three million pounds into a trust designed to benefit pupils who attended the schools during the period in respect of which fee information was shared.[25] However, Jean Scott, the then-head of the Independent Schools Council, said that independent schools had always been exempt from anti-cartel rules applied to business, were following a long-established procedure in sharing the information with each other, and that they were unaware of the change to the law (on which they had not been consulted). She wrote to John Vickers, the OFT director-general, saying, "They are not a group of businessmen meeting behind closed doors to fix the price of their products to the disadvantage of the consumer. They are schools that have quite openly continued to follow a long-established practice because they were unaware that the law had changed".[26]


House Name Composition Colours Named after Motto Founded Housemaster/Mistress
Carr (C) Day Boys     Dr. William Carr Pro Christo et Patria Dulce Periculum 1883[27] Laurence Matthews
Crawfurd (Cr) Boarding/Day Girls     Sir Raymond Crawfurd,[28][29][30][31] member and former chairman of council Durum Patientia Frango[32] 1935 as a Day Boys House[33] Leah Skipper
Fayrer (Fa) Day Boys     Sir Joseph Fayrer Quo Aequior eo Melior 1897 as a Junior Boys House[34] Stuart Head
Forest (F) Boarding Boys     An early College Benefactor Semper Forestia 1883[27] Jim Stephens
Granville (G) Boarding Boys     Earl Granville Frangas non flectes 1883 as 'Gilchrist'. Renamed 1884.[27] Andy Day
Hart Smith Closed 1965    [35] Former Headmaster Rev. T.N. Hart-Smith-Pearse 1931 for Foundationers aged under 13 n/a
Holman (H) Boarding Boys     Treasurer Sir Constantine Holman[36] 1897 as a Junior Boys House[34] Chris Filbey
Propert (P) Day Boys     Founder John Propert Dyfalad 1883 as Boarding Boys House[27] Andy Wilson
Raven (Rv) Day Girls     Dame Kathleen Raven, member of council Faith in Adversity 1999[37] Sarah Williams
Robinson (Rn) Day Boys    [35] Henry Robinson, chairman of council Virtute non Verbis 1968[38] Paul Gillespie
Rosebery (R) Day Girls     The Earl of Rosebery 1926[39] as a day boys house became girls in 2008 Katie Lenham
White House (Wh) Day and 6th form Boarding Girls     Original Building Name 1976 Faith Smith
Wilson (W) Boarding Girls     Sir Erasmus Wilson Expecta Cuncta Superna 1871, as an independent Boarding Boys House,[40] named 1883[27] & incorporated into the College 1914.[41] Becca Wilson
Murrell House (M) Day Girls     Lynsey Buhagiar

House colours are seen in the stripes in the ties worn by the majority of boys (those not wearing colours or prefects' ties); on a rectangular brooch occasionally worn by the girls; and at the neck of school pullovers. They are also used in house rugby and athletics tops.


Association football

Association football became the major sport for boys in the Lent Term in 2014. Previously the sport was an option and played at Sixth Form level only. Now it is played across all age groups from Under 12 to U18. The college is currently part of the Southern Independent Schools Lent Term League.

Rifle shooting

Epsom College has a long history of excellence at target rifle shooting, both small-bore and full-bore, and over the last 40 years has consistently been the premier rifle shooting school in the UK.[42] The college rifle team has won the national championships – the Ashburton Shield – 15 times, holding the record for the highest number of Ashburton wins by a single school.,[42] thus making it as one of the best rifle teams in the country.[43] They have won the Ashburton Shield, the premiere event at the annual Schools' Rifle Championships more often than any other school, recording a record-breaking 15th Ashburton win in 2011 (the 150th year of the competition).[44][45]

Rugby football

Rugby football is a major boys' sport during the Michaelmas term. Rugby sevens is played in the Lent Term. In 2001, the Epsom College U15 team won their age group in Daily Mail Cup, beating The John Fisher School by 17–12 at Twickenham in the Final.[46] In 2006, the U16 Epsom sevens team won the 2006 Sevens National Championship at Rosslyn Park by beating Millfield 29-19.[47] In 2005 Epsom College U15 Team lost to Bedford 10–5 in the Semi final of the Daily Mail competition.[48]


Air raid shelters

During the Second World War, in preparation for the possibility of attack from the air, several air raid shelters were built, the outlines of which are still visible in aerial photographs and satellite imagery as a row of negative cropmarks in the grass on the Chapel Triangle. In his 1944 book, Sunday After The War, Henry Miller called these "shelters from aerial bombardment".[49]

The fives courts

Near Wilson Pitch,[50] there are the remnants of several open air fives courts, one of which is said to be a doubles court. In the late 1960s these were functional courts, albeit of odd design.


Sundry items of interest

Southern Railway Schools Class

The school lent its name to the thirty-eighth steam locomotive (Engine 937) in the Southern Railway's Class V, of which there were 40. This Class was also known as the Schools Class because all 40 of the class were named after prominent English public schools. 'Epsom', as it was called, was built in 1934. The locomotive bearing the school's name was withdrawn in the early 1960s.

Notable pupils

Usually this section will reflect past pupils, known as "Old Epsomians" (OEs). Where a current pupil is notable outside the school environment, such a pupil is listed in this section.

A to D

E to K

L to R

S to Z

Notable staff

See also


  1. ^ Literally: "By God, not by luck"
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  5. ^ Taken from notes of the First General Meeting 25 June 1851, quoted in Salmon 1980: 4
  6. ^ a b Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1044737)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 14 August 2007. (built in) 1853. Architect "Mr Clifton". Formerly Royal Medical Benevolent College. Red brick with ashlar dressings. Pitched tile roofs. Grouped brick stacks with cornicing. 2 storeys with 3-storey gables at intervals. 1 long range, asymmetrically organised. Mullion and transom windows with pointed lights and hood-moulds which link up as string-courses. Main entrance under 5-storey tower, with crow-stepped crenellations to parapet, 1 octagonal flanking stair tower (also crenellated), and 1 diagonal buttress. 3-storey ashlar porch also with diagonal buttresses breaking back above ground floor, and canted on 2nd floor, pointed archway on ground floor, mullioned windows above. Single storey rooms break forward to north and south of entrance. Range continues to north, breaking forward only slightly at each subsidiary entrance, which has many-chamfered soffit set between elaborately carved buttresses, and gabled attic storeys above. North and south return sections isolated from remainder of range.
  7. ^ Salmon 1980: 2
  8. ^ British Medical Journal, 1851, Scadding 2004: 5
  9. ^ 1844 prospectus, quoted in Scadding 2004: 6
  10. ^ Scadding 2004: 8–12
  11. ^ Scadding 2004: 12
  12. ^ Salmon 1980: 8
  13. ^ Salmon 1980: 11
  14. ^ Salmon 1980: 35
  15. ^ Salmon 1980: 48
  16. ^ a b Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1044738)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 14 August 2007. (built in) 1895. By Sir Arthur Blomfield ARA & Sons. Red brick. Ashlar dressings. Pitched slate roof. No aisles or chancel. 8 bays, separated by buttresses with tumbled brick set backs, each with 1 3-light window with Perpendicular tracery. 5-light "E" and "W" windows also with Perpendicular tracery. Moulded eaves cornice, crenellated parapet. Crocketed finials above buttresses. Gargoyles at corners. 2 bay chapels project to "N" and "S", with parapets following gable line. Porch to "N". Canted chapel projection to "S", surmanted by open wooden lantern with octagonal shingled spire. This chapel was built to replace the existing chapel which was too small.
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  19. ^ Scadding 2004: 133
  20. ^ Prince Albert, quoted by a contemporary newspaper account, Scadding 2004: 19
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  32. ^ Literally: "With patience I break the hard (thing)", more pleasingly: "Patience means I can do hard tasks", colloquially (c 1969) "I patiently break even the hardest condom" (an allusion to the brand Durex)
  33. ^ Scadding 2004: 93
  34. ^ a b Scadding 2004: 167
  35. ^ a b Robinson was created in the building previously occupied (after a short interval as the Sanatorium) by Hart Smith. The Hart Smith colours were passed to Robinson, presumably because of the location.
  36. ^ "Obituary – Sir Constantine Holman MD". British Medical Journal. 2 (2591): 575–578. 27 August 1910. doi:10.1136/bmj.2.2591.575. PMC 2335707. Of all his public work nothing was nearer to Sir Constantine Holman's heart than Epsom College. In 1887 the school had fallen on evil days and reform was urgently called for. He had been a member of the council of the college for some years, when in 1887 he was appointed Treasurer.
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  38. ^ Scadding 2004: 122
  39. ^ Scadding 2004: 92
  40. ^ Scadding 2004: 47
  41. ^ Scadding 2004: 77
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  44. ^ "Thrilling win for target rifle team at Bisley". Archived from the original on 23 July 2011. Retrieved 10 August 2010. This was the 14th time overall and 13th time in the past 21 years that Epsom has won the blue riband event of the school target rifle shooting calendar, beating Charterhouse's record for the highest number of Ashburton wins by a single school.
  45. ^ "Another Ashburton win for target rifle team". 14 July 2011. The College Target Rifle VIII saw off strong competition at the National Rifle Association's Schools Meeting at Bisley last week to retain the prestigious Ashburton Shield in the 150th year of the competition. This was the 15th time overall and the 14th time in the past 22 years that Epsom has won the blue riband event of the school target rifle shooting calendar.
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  56. ^ "WW2 People's War – Wartime plane crash on Epsom racecourse". BBC. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  57. ^ "Alick Bearn, Obituary". 13 July 2009. Alick Bearn's research into cell genetics in the 1950s revealed some of the intricacies of Wilson's disease, an inherited condition that causes a toxic build-up of copper in the body. The gene is carried by one person in 100, but affects only the one in 40,000 who inherits it from both parents. Bearn, who has died of heart failure aged 86, showed why this was the case. His research was one of the first applications of genetics to medicine.[permanent dead link]
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Further reading and sources

  • Salmon, Michael A (1980). Epsom College the First 125 Years. Old Epsomian Club. 145 pages.
  • Scadding, Alan (17 November 2004). Benevolence and Excellence: 150 Years of the Royal Medical Foundation of Epsom College. Epsom College. ISBN 978-0-9549549-0-1. 134 pages.

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