Emma Pattison: Tributes paid following death of head teacher and her family 1 month ago

Emma Pattison: Tributes paid following death of head teacher and her family

Tributes have been pouring in for the headteacher of Epsom College Emma Pattison.

Pattison, her husband George, and their 7-year-old daughter Lettie were found dead at their home on Sunday, February 5th.

A police investigation is currently underway.

Surrey Police are not looking for anyone else in connection to the family's deaths.

Emma's former colleagues and friends have been paying tribute since her untimely passing.

One wrote, "She was kind, knowledgeable, and a visionary. May her soul rest in perfect peace."

Another added, "Emma was an inspiring leader and a fabulous role model. Those who knew her are better for having done so."

"I trained with Emma, and we shared a flat during our PGCE year. She was an absolute beacon of what teaching and leading can be. Thinking of all of those who are struggling to process this news," another shared.

Emma Pattison


Before becoming Head of Epsom College last September, Emma worked as head teacher at Croydon High School.

Surrey Police issued a statement following the discovery of Emma and her family;

"Surrey Police can confirm that the bodies found were Emma Pattison (45), Head of Epsom College, her daughter Lettie (7), and her husband George (39).

Specialist officers are supporting Emma and George's family during this heartbreaking time.

"An investigation is being carried out to establish the circumstances of their deaths.

"Police are confident that this is an isolated incident with no third-party involvement."

Detective Chief Inspector Kimball Edey added, "We will conduct a thorough investigation into what took place last night.

"We hope to be able to bring some peace in these traumatic circumstances."

Feature Image: (PA/John Wildgoose/Epsom College)