Epsom College in Malaysia (ECiM) is a “beacon” of excellence

Epsom College in Malaysia (ECiM) is the first and only school locally to be awarded a double Beacon Status by the Council of British International Schools for student welfare and leadership

Epsom College was founded and granted royal patronage by Queen Victoria in 1855 and has since been consistently ranked as one of the UK’s leading independent schools. In 2022, Epsom was voted “Independent School of the Year” (both as the Overall Winner, and as School of the Year for Student Wellbeing).

Epsom’s legacy extends to Asia with Epsom College in Malaysia (ECiM) as its only sister school. ECiM leverages nearly 200 years of heritage and excellence to provide a holistic British boarding school experience on a sprawling 80-acre campus, only 15 minutes from Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The campus houses top-tier sports facilities including a 30-bay covered golf driving range and short game practice facilities, a FIFA-approved 4G AstroTurf football pitch, rugby, and cricket pitches, an AstroTurf hockey pitch, and 11-ITF compliant indoor and outdoor tennis courts, including Asia’s only indoor clay courts. All this alongside world-class art, design, music, and science-specialised classrooms.

Guided by its ethos of “British Tradition, Global Learning, Universal Success,” ECiM is committed to offering exceptional academic, social, and sporting opportunities to students in a safe and supportive living and learning environment. ECiM is the first and only school in Malaysia, of only six schools within COBIS’ 450 members worldwide, to be awarded double Beacon Status for demonstrating excellence in providing the highest standards of “Student Welfare” and “Leadership” to its students. ECiM is also unique in offering a truly holistic education that seamlessly integrates sports, music, and the arts into its academic curriculum with its on-site academies.

ECiM stands as a beacon of academic excellence, guiding its students into the world’s top universities, including Cambridge, Stanford, Imperial College and LSE, to name a few. Each student benefits from The Epsom Advantage—a tailored university support programme that emphasises personalised one-to-one guidance and a clearly defined roadmap to university admissions—alongside additional resources such as the Oxbridge Alumni Mentorship Programme and on-site Elite University Tutors.

Its commitment to learning extends beyond the conventional learning space. Students can gain first-hand world insights from C-suite executives and industry leaders through the student-moderated Epsom Live Talk series, which has featured distinguished guests such as Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (the former Prime Minister of Malaysia), Tengku Taufik (CEO of Petronas), Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz (the former Minister of Trade and Industry in Malaysia), David Dufrenois (the head of global management of Airbus in Southeast Asia), to name a few. Students also have access to custom internships at some of Malaysia’s biggest corporations through long-established connections with industry leaders across the country.

ECiM’s collaboration with the Asia School of Business (ASB), in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)—the top university in the world ranked by QS—is an example of one of the many initiatives undertaken by ECiM to inspire curiosity beyond the curriculum. This unique alliance with two of the world’s leading academic institutions has led to an extended curriculum that provides students with the opportunity to interact with global experts in their respective fields across various disciplines like artificial intelligence, robotics, business, economics, and computer science.

At ECiM, student welfare stands as the cornerstone of its ethos. Recognising that holistic development thrives in an environment where students feel supported and cared for, the school prioritises the wellbeing of its students above all else. Whether through personalised academic guidance, comprehensive pastoral care programmes, or a vibrant array of over 100 extracurricular activities, every facet of student life is meticulously designed to foster a sense of belonging, security, and personal growth. Through this, students are empowered to excel academically and to contribute positively to their community of peers of more than 30 diverse nationalities, fostering a rich environment for cross-cultural exchange and understanding.