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Established in 1557, Repton is one of the most prestigious and successful independent schools in England. Together with Repton Prep School, the school has approximately 1100 pupils aging from 3 – 18 years old.

For almost 500 years, pupils have been passing through the famous Repton arch and venturing into the world to make their mark equipped with the finest education and Reptonian values.

Old Reptonians are noted for their success in the fields of sport, literature, diplomacy, science, law and literature.


Education opens the doors to a better world, and it is this vision, first espoused by our founder Sir John Port in 1557, which still fires the enthusiasm of Repton’s community today, be they teachers, pupils, or parents.

The history of Repton can be traced back many centuries. Archaeological evidence exists showing the site was used in the late Stone Age, Mesolithic and Neolithic periods, as well as evidence of occupation during the late Roman and early Anglo-Saxon periods.

Queen Elizabeth’s royal visit to Repton Derbyshire (1957).

A School in England: A History of Repton

The History of Repton is the last book by the respected historian and Old Reptonian Hugh Brogan. This work is the fruit of twenty-five years’ research and was completed shortly before Brogan’s death in 2019.

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