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Repton School

Repton Village, Derbyshire
Year of foundation
GCSE, A-level
13—18 years old

Repton school is a co-educational boarding school founded in 1557. Located in the village of Repton in the county of Derbyshire. It was founded by the heir to Sir John Port, a caring man who understood the importance of education and training; that the strengths and wealth of any community or society are based on knowledge.

The goal of the school is to allow each student to reach their maximum potential. Education at Repton School maintains a balance of three key aspects of school life: academic learning, child care, and overall development.

About 600 students study here.

DIRECTOR (stand 2023)

Mark Semmence, Education - Hurstpierpoint College; Durham University (Bachelor's and MBA); University of Warwick; University of London.

Famous school graduates

  • Jeremy Clarkson, TV presenter, journalist and writer. Best known for Top Gear show.
  • Basil Rathbone, English actor (films “David Copperfield”, “The Adventures of Robin Hood”)
  • Roald Dahl, writer, poet, screenwriter and fighter pilot
  • Arthur Michael Ramsey, Baron Ramsey of Canterbury, English Bishop and 100th Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Rev. D'Ewes Coke, mine owner and philanthropist.
  • Johnny Gorman, soccer player
  • Will Hughes, soccer player
  • Reginald Popham, soccer player and cricketer

Key factors

  • High academic results.
  • Each year, about 10% of students receive jobs at Oxford or Cambridge Universities.
  • Repton school is recognized as one of the best sports schools in the UK and stands out in hockey, football, tennis and cricket. He has 36 national hockey titles. 3 gold medals at the Rio Olympics in 2016
  • The school has very strong music and art departments and outstanding achievements in theatrical art.


The sports facilities at Repton School are the most modern. They include:

  • 2 floodlit Astroturf water-based hockey and Astroturf sand-based hockey fields,
  • 25-meter indoor pool with spectator area,
  • premises for physical and physical training,
  • gym,
  • multipurpose indoor sports hall for playing hockey, basketball, indoor soccer, indoor soccer and indoor cricket,
  • 6 outdoor tennis and netball courts,
  • squash courts.

The Repton school has an excellent Music School with many classrooms, venues and a recording studio; assembly hall with 400 seats, a specially built theatre; stunning art school with dedicated spaces for three-dimensional work, ceramics and photography.

The Repton School has excellent conditions for the CCF (Cadet Corps), including an indoor shooting range, a climbing wall, the possibility of using the Pears school tower, a pool for learning water skills, extensive areas and the proximity of the river for rafting.



A two-year program for obtaining a certificate of general secondary education. Required to study 6 subjects, 4 subjects are studied by choice.


A two-year university preparatory program. Students choose 4 or 5 subjects for in-depth study.


The home at Repton is, in the true sense, the home of every student and the place where they eat, sleep, study and live; where their strong relationships with peers and school staff are born.

There are 10 houses in the school - six for boys and four for girls, each of which has about 60 students. Mentors and their families also live in homes.


The goal of Repton School is to reveal and develop the sports potential of each student in a balanced curriculum. The school seeks to develop each student’s interest in sports, from those aspiring to the international arena to those for whom sport is only part of a healthy lifestyle.

The school has excellent sports conditions and an exceptional team of trainers. Repton offers a choice of over 25 sports, and an increasing number of teams represent the school in competitions at all levels.

The program is based on team sports, which gives students countless opportunities to participate in competitions. In addition to organizing prestigious matches against other schools, the school has an internal sports program that allows all students to regularly play sports for fun.

The school is still home to a significant number of elite athletes internationally. These athletes are given individual instruction and training, and in some cases, a specially designed academic program can be provided for their individual needs, to support their sporting ambitions while maintaining important academic development.

The main sports:

  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Cricket
  • Netball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Additional classes

In addition to the planned program, the philosophy of the Art School encourages the concepts of “art for all” and “education through an exhibition,” and its doors are open throughout the week for students of all ages and interests. The department annually organizes a fashion show of fashion collections made by students, and also collaborates with other departments to conduct various events.

The Artists-in-Residence scheme allows students, both within and outside the curriculum, to benefit from the experience and inspiration of recent graduates and practicing artists.

Pupils can take part in the school theatre, be involved both on the stage and behind the curtains. The theatre offers many styles: from small studio plays to full-scale shows. Extracurricular activities include all aspects of theatrical production: acting, directing, stage management, sound, design and lighting control, hair, makeup and costume design.

The Repton school has an enviable theatrical history and an outstanding tradition of educating both an amateur actor and a novice professional - Tom Chambers, Nicholas Burns and George Rainsford - recent students of the school who follow the traditions of Basil Rathbone (an actor known in the United Kingdom as a Shakespearean theatre actor; he starred in more than 70 films, mostly costumed dramas, played scammers and, sometimes, in horror films).

The School of Music offers Repton students an inspiring, individually tailored music program, always striving to meet the students' specific requirements and their talents.

The school has many opportunities for performances - from friendly informal concerts to professional concerts, performances in the chapel and major orchestra concerts. The music department hosts instrumental ensembles, choirs, and bands.

Other additional activities include: The Cadet Corps (CCF), which is aimed at developing leadership abilities, responsibility, independence, resourcefulness, endurance and perseverance among boys and girls. Pupils join the CCF at age 14. The program includes physical training on an obstacle course, orientation on a map / compass, first aid, climbing, kayaking, rafting, sailing and much more. RAF cadets have regular opportunities to learn flying skills.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a national program for young people aged 14 to 25 years. The program requires considerable determination, but many universities and employers recognize the value of the Duke of Edinburgh Prize because it shows that its owner is disciplined, entrepreneurial, and persistent.

Cost, 2023-2024

£14,560 per semester.
There are 3 semesters in the school year.

Included in cost

  • Teaching
  • Accommodation and meals

Extra paid

  • Registration fee - £100
  • Deposit - a full terms boarding fees
  • Flights
  • Transfers to / from the airport
  • Visa
  • Services of the company "Paradise"
  • Guardianship (as required by British law)


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  • Filling out the required medical forms.
  • Selection of guardians required by UK law.

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