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‘House is everything’ was a phrase we heard again and again – not just from pupils but from parents too. A pupil told us: ‘Boarding means you make really close friends, it also makes you behave more maturely – if there’s a problem you have to sort it out. You can’t be petty.’ Competition between houses (in anything from singing to sudoku) is fierce but positive, it seems to create a kind of extra energy that propels all pupils along in its wake...

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What the school says...

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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Since 2019, Mark Semmence, previously head of Mount Kelly. An economist with degrees from Durham (BA and MBA), London (PGCE) and Warwick (MA), he taught at Ludgrove Prep, then worked in international sports marketing before returning to teaching, becoming assistant head at Rugby School. Played cricket for England Schools U19 and Durham University; a member of MCC Youth Cricket Committee. Married to Alison; they have two young daughters.


Around half join from Repton’s nearby prep; others from preps such as S Anselm’s, Malsis, Orwell Park. Common Entrance pass of around 50 required. Some 30 or so pupils enter the sixth form, minimum five GCSEs at 6+ (7+s for chosen A level subjects).

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Special Education Needs

At Repton, we place a high value on our learning support both in terms of those with specific learning difficulties and the gifted and talented. Under the guidance of our Head 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. All pupils are able to access study skills programmes during evening support sessions. It is a vital part of our philosophy with regard to learning support that it continues throughout a pupil's time at Repton, and throughout the sixth form if necessary. Information on pupils' learning needs and associated strategies is shared with teaching staff, to promote an inclusive learning environment across the curriculum.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
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
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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