Derbyshire, United Kingdom
About Repton School
Repton School is an independent, co-educational day and boarding school for 13- to 18-year-olds. Situated in Repton, Derbyshire, the school hosts around 620 pupils. Former students have included Roald Dahl and Jeremy Clarkson.
The school was founded in 1557 and has grown considerably since; it now boasts a science priory, which was built in 2013, plus multi-purpose laboratories and a 3D lecture theatre. The music school has been redeveloped and the school theatre has been redesigned to include tier seating.
Repton was previously a 12th-century priory and the remaining part of the priory is known as Prior Overton’s Tower, which has been incorporated into a 19th-century building in honour of the school's historical beginnings. For pupils who stay on campus, there are 10 houses – six for boys and four for girls.
Values and vision
Repton School aims to teach its students to strive for excellence in everything they do, be it in sport, creativity or academic subjects. The school seeks to help students progress academically and encourage them to take part in the community as they grown and learn.
The school specialises in core subjects such as maths and science, but also encourages students to do a variety of extracurricular activities, from the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme and community service programmes to ceramics and photography. With modern facilities and excellent teachers on hand to help, students consistently exceed the national average in results.
"Pupils display excellent attitudes to study. They co-operate easily with each other and their teachers, and have a purposeful approach to learning. They benefit from the many opportunities afforded by the curriculum and the wide range of activities available. They respond positively to the high quality teaching, which enables them to make excellent progress as they move through the school."