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A happy school that offers an all-round education in the wilds of Derbyshire. It gives students time to be themselves, whilst opening their minds and nurturing their interests and enthusiasms. As the head girl told us: 'I'll be very sad...

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Repton is large enough to achieve excellence in and out of the classroom but small enough for individuals to flourish. Pupils are encouraged to pursue their goals with self-belief and ambition and to seek out the areas in which they can excel, supported by committed staff and with outstanding facilities at their disposal.

Repton School pupils consistently achieve academic success at both GCSE and A Level. On average 95% of Repton sixth form leavers enter university, including Oxford and Cambridge.

Offering a traditional house system provides a secure, stable home and family environment within the school. The House is where pupils eat, sleep, work and live, where their most enduring relationships with peers and members of staff are born.

Repton holds many national and regional sporting titles and operates a policy of 'sport for all'. Repton was a recent winner of the Daily Telegraph School Sports Matters Award for 'Independent School of the Year'. The visual and performing arts departments also flourish and pupils enjoy an extensive range of extracurricular activities. The Music School includes a recording studio and improved practice and concert facilities. The school theatre has been redeveloped to create a stunning auditorium. Finally, the Michaelmas Term of 2013 saw the opening of the multi-million Science Priory opened by HRH The Duke of Kent.

Early 2015 will see the completion of a new P.E. and Maths building, which will replace an old 1960s building which has been demolished.
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Design & Technology Product Design at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)


Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.



What The Good Schools Guide says

A happy school that offers an all-round education in the wilds of Derbyshire. It gives students time to be themselves, whilst opening their minds and nurturing their interests and enthusiasms. As the head girl told us: 'I'll be very sad to leave here. It's a special place.' A very down-to-earth, straightforward lot – polite, ultra-proud of their school and appreciative of the opportunities it...


Since April 2016, Alastair Land, previously deputy head at Harrow School. First class honours in natural sciences from Cambridge; taught biology at Eton, where he also ran the CCF. Moved to Winchester as master in college and senior housemaster before joining Harrow in 2012. As well as involvement in CCF, he has directed house plays, organised and competed in endurance challenges and chaired an adventurous training committee. His wife, Madeleine, is a...

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Special Education Needs

At Repton, we place a high value on our Learning Support both in terms of those with mild learning difficulties and the gifted and talented. Under the guidance of our Director of Learning Support, pupils are tested on entry and those pupils with mild learning difficulties are assisted with supplementary tuition in literacy and/or numeracy in the first year of the curriculum and then to GCSE. However it is a vital part of our philosophy with regard to Learning Support that it continues throughout a pupil's time at Repton, until the sixth form if necessary. Information on pupils' learning support requirement is shared across the curriculum. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia Y
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability Y
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability Y
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment Y

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