|Type:||Day / Boarding / Co-ed|
|Head's Name:||Mark Semmence|
With just over six hundred and thirty pupils there is a vibrant, warm, community atmosphere; Repton School is large enough to achieve excellence in and out of the classroom, yet small enough for individuals to flourish and grow.
Some things have hardly changed since the School’s founding in 1557, the traditional values of encouraging pupils to aim high whilst showing respect for all are still of upmost importance. The School continues its strong educational vision, recognising the importance of being able to offer a Repton education to potential pupils from all backgrounds by providing Scholarships and Bursaries in a wide range of subjects.
Today’s Repton is undoubtedly modern in terms of practice and outlook. Although based around the inspiring 12th century Priory, our buildings and facilities are of the highest standards with a programme of constant maintenance and rolling development.
Classrooms benefit from the latest technology and a wide range of opportunities are provided by specially built amenities and teaching of the highest standards. In 2008 the Music School was re-developed, 2009 saw the completion of a grand extension for New House as well as the opening of a state of the art Modern Languages Centre and this year the School Theatre is being completely re-designed to include tiered seating and a vastly enhanced performance arena.
A focus on ‘wholeness’; developing the individual in all aspects, physical, moral, spiritual as well as scholarly, is of key importance. Chapel is a strong feature of Repton life along with involvement in activities including sports, the arts and CCF.
A caring pastoral system and strong community spirit is at the heart of the positive development of our pupils. Boarding at Repton now conjures an image of a home from home surrounded by friends and creature comforts. This cohesive, family environment is fostered by the traditional system of in-house dining, which means that the House community meets together three times a day, providing a chance to chat about the latest events, relax with their friends and for staff to keep abreast of any concerns a pupil might have.