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Founded 1557 by Sir John Port
Location Repton, Derbyshire, England
School Type Independent, coeducational
Age Range 13 to 18 (Y9-Y13; US: 7-12)
Headmaster Robert A Holroyd
Chairman of Governors Jonathan M Fry
Number of Pupils c.600
Preparatory School Foremarke Hall
Colours Navy and gold / blue and yellow
Homepage www.repton.org.uk

Repton School, founded in 1557, is one of the most famous co-educational public schools in the UK, located in the village of Repton, in Derbyshire, England. Some of the remains of the oldest buildings date back to the 6th century. Events Spain is effectively bankrupt. ... Repton is a small village in Derbyshire between Derby and Burton-upon-Trent. ... Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women at the same school facilities. ... A preparatory school, or prep school in the United Kingdom, and previously in the British Empire and the Commonwealth in current English usage, is an independent school designed to prepare a student for fee-paying, secondary independent school. ... Foremarke Hall Foremarke Hall is a country house located near the village of Repton in Derbyshire. ... Events Spain is effectively bankrupt. ... A public school, in current English, Welsh and Northern Ireland usage, is a (usually) prestigious independent school, for children usually between the ages of 11 or 13 and 18, which charges fees and is not financed by the state. ... Repton is a small village in Derbyshire between Derby and Burton-upon-Trent. ... Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... This Buddhist stela from China, Northern Wei period, was built in the early 6th century. ...

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Sports

Whilst Repton competes in a variety of sports typical of a medium sized English public school (football, rugby, athletics, etc...) in recent years Repton has excelled in hockey and tennis. Repton also competes in less known sports such as Eton Fives and has fully equipped facilities for most sports on site. Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... A BCRFC match at Boston College Rugby football, often just referred to as rugby, refers to sports descended from a common form of football developed at Rugby School in England. ... A womens 400 metre hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track. ... A game of field hockey in progress Field hockey is a popular sport for men and women in many countries around the world; it is the second most popular team sport after football (soccer)[]. Its official name and the one by which it is usually known is hockey [1][2... A tennis net Tennis is a game played between either two players (singles) or two teams of two players (doubles). Players use a stringed racquet to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponents court. ... Eton Fives, one code of the British game of Fives, is a hand-ball game, similar to Rugby Fives, played as doubles in a three-sided court. ...


House system

Like many British public schools, Repton is subdivided into various houses within which the students are allocated. Repton has ten such houses, housing approximately 60 of a combination of boarding and day pupils in each, and is fairly unique in that all meals are taken in the houses, as opposed to using a central dining system. The House System is a traditional feature of British schools, similar to the collegiate system of a university. ...


The boys' houses are Cross, Latham, New, Orchard, Priory and School. The girls' houses are Abbey, Field, Garden and Mitre.


Repton in Dubai

On the 24th January 2006, it was announced that Repton School is to branch out internationally with the launch of new boarding school in Dubai, an initiative of the Dubai Education Council (DEC). The School will begin to admit pupils as early as September 2007, and as a boarding school, will be the first of its kind. Strong support exists for calling the first house Brook House, after the house of the same name that closed in 1997. Coordinates: Emirate Dubai  - Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Area    - City 4,114 km² Population (2006)[1] Density []  - City 1,321,453  - Density 293. ...


Old Reptonians

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Former Headmasters of Repton

Categories: 1887 births | 1972 deaths | Archbishops of Canterbury | People stubs ... David Jewell (born 1934, died 2006) was a prominent British independent school headmaster during the late 20th century. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

External links

  • Repton School Website
  • Repton Preparatory School Website
  • Old Reptonian Society
  • ISBI Information on Repton School

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Repton School, founded in 1557, is one of the most famous co-educational public schools in the UK, located in the village of Repton, in Derbyshire, England.
Whilst Repton competes in a variety of sports typical of a medium sized English public school (football, rugby, athletics, etc...) in recent years Repton has excelled in hockey and tennis.
Repton has ten such houses, housing approximately 60 of a combination of boarding and day pupils in each, and is fairly unique in that all meals are taken in the houses, as opposed to using a central dining system.
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