Epsom and Ewell High School

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Epsom and Ewell High School
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Ruxley Lane, Ewell

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KT19 9JW

Coordinates51°21′46″N 0°16′27″W / 51.3629°N 0.2743°W / 51.3629; -0.2743Coordinates: 51°21′46″N 0°16′27″W / 51.3629°N 0.2743°W / 51.3629; -0.2743
MottoSapentium Petamus (Let us seek wisdom)
Local authoritySurrey County Council
Department for Education URN125305 Tables
Executive HeadAlex Russell
Head of SchoolJames Newman
Age11 to 18
HousesHoy     , Redgrave     , Holmes     , and Thompson     

Epsom and Ewell High School is a secondary school located at Ruxley Lane, Epsom, Surrey, England that opened in 1989. It is a coeducational, academy that educates children from ages 11–18, with over 900 on the roll. It is situated in the borough of Epsom and Ewell, in the outlying suburbs of London.


The school was formed in 1989 following the merger of Ewell High School and Epsom High School.

In 2008 the school was put in special measures following a critical Ofsted report. The school was again inspected in 2010 in which the outcome was very positive with Ofsted saying the school had gone from being in "Special Measures" to 'Good with outstanding features'.[1] In September 2010 the school was designated as a specialist Language College. In 2011, the school changed its House Names from famous historical people to Olympic athletes. Keller, Edison, Picasso, Darwin and Luther King were replaced by Hoy, Redgrave, Thompson and Holmes.

Bourne Education Trust[edit]

In October 2011 Epsom and Ewell High School converted to academy status. The school is now part of the Bourne Education Trust, a Surrey-based multi-academy trust which includes Jubilee High School, Matthew Arnold School, Pyrcroft Grange Primary School, Sayes Court Primary School and Sythwood Primary School.[2] Epsom and Ewell High School acts as the lead school of the trust.

As of September 2017, James Newman took over as Head of School, with Alex Russell acting as Executive Headteacher.

Hearing Resource Base[edit]

Epsom and Ewell High School is the only school in Surrey that has its own Hearing Resource Base, helping children with hearing difficulties or deafness. By 2020, Epsom and Ewell aim to increase the Hearing Resource Base (HRB) and bring in more funding for it.

Sixth Form[edit]

In 2016 Karen Davies took over the role as head of Sixth Form. In September 2016, 1 hour of enrichment was added to the students' timetable. This consists of teaching the Sixth Formers skills that wouldn't been taught inside of the classroom under a curriculum, such as applying for student finance and changing career paths. The dress code for the Sixth Form was changed, prohibiting hoodies and jeans from being worn. This contributed to a turn around for the school's Sixth Form, allowing the students to look presentable. A number of options are given to Year 12 and Year 13 students, including an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).

Sports Day Records[edit]

Sports Day Records as of July 2016

Year 7 Boys' Records
Event Name Record
100m Luke Morley 13.03s
200m Tom Lillywhite 31.19s
400m Aidan Clarke 71.37s
800m Louis Bishop 2.28.00s
Long Jump Tom Lillywhite 3.98m
High Jump Dean Weston 1.40m
Shot Putt G. Yankulschovski 8.67m
Javelin Yusaf Muthy 14.45m
Year 7 Girls' Records
Event Name Record
100m Chloe Morum 14.50s
200m Libby Mcgrillis 31.09s
400m Salma El Bergamy 54.34s
800m Flora Chung 2.59.00s
Long Jump Salma El Bergamy 3.93m
High Jump Hannah Logan 1.10m
Shot Putt Libby Bradshaw 6.03m
Javelin Ashleigh Ward 10.91m

Key Staff Members[edit]

Executive Headteacher Alex Russell

Headteacher James Newman

Deputy Headteacher Karen Davies

Assistant Headteacher Stacey Burke

Assistant Headteacher Charlotte Asdell

Assistant Headteacher Chris Goodall

Assistant Headteacher Claire Spain

Assistant Headteacher Lauren Lucas

Head of Sixth Form Hannah Cobbold


  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Welcome to Bourne Education Trust". www.bourneeducationtrust.co.uk.

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