- Repton School
Infobox UK school
name = Repton School
motto = 'Porta Vacat Culpa' literally 'Leave Blame at the Gate'
religion = Anglican
r_head_label = Headmaster
r_head = Robert A Holroyd
chair_label = Chairman of Governors
chair = Jonathan M Fry
founder = Sir John Port
city = Repton
postcode = DE65 6FH
enrollment = ~600
gender = Coeducational
houses = 10
colours = Blue & Yellow
free_label_1 = Preparatory School
website = http://www.repton.org.uk
website_name = www.repton.org.uk
Repton School, founded in
1557, is a British independent public school located in the village of Repton, in Derbyshire, England. Some of the remains of the oldest buildings date back to the 6th century.
The School Founded a Prep school during
World War IIto ensure it had enogth pupils, and after the war the prep school moved to nearby Foremarke Hall.
Repton competes in sports typical of a medium-sized English public school (football, rugby, athletics, etc.), and more recently hockey and
tennis. Repton also competes in lesser-known sports such as Eton Fivesand has fully equipped facilities for most sports on site. Repton sport is pushed very highly and the sports teams contain many players who represent local counties and even Great Britain.
All of Repton's pupils are placed into one of ten houses, each of which has approximately 70 boarding and day pupils. Repton is unusual in that all meals are taken in houses, as opposed to a central dining system.
The boys' houses are Cross, Latham, New, Orchard, Priory and School. The girls' houses are Abbey, Field, Garden and Mitre. The Mitre was previously a boys' house and School House incorporates the old boys' houses Brook House and the Hall.
24 January 2006, it was announced that Repton School is to branch out internationally with the launch of new boarding school in Dubai[ [http://www.reptondubai.org/ Repton Dubai Website] ] , an initiative of the Dubai Education Council (DEC). The school opened to the public in September 2007. The school, similar in many aspects of its teaching and layout to Repton School, is the first boarding school in the Middle East. It is situated on a 50-acre site in Nad al Sheba and, according to the " Good Schools Guide International", enjoys "very expensive facilities". [ [http://www.gsgi.cogapp.com/countries/united-arab-emirates/dubai/dubai-schools-considered-by-expats Good Schools Guide International] , accessed Sept 2008]
Harold Abrahams, 100m Gold Medalist, 1924 Olympics [ [http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/ConWebDoc.10919 Harold Abrahams' Blue Plaque details] ]
Kate Allanaka Kasia, author
Harry Altham, cricket historian, coach and administrator [ [http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/ci/content/player/8528.html Harry Altham Biography at Cricinfo.com] ]
Joseph Bosworth, scholar of the Anglo-Saxon language
Jeremy Clarkson, Award winning journalist and presenter of the BBC show 'Top Gear'
D'Ewes Coke, clergyman and philanthropist
Roald Dahl, author Dahl, Roald "Boy" ISBN 0-435-12300-9 (hardcover, 1986) (see also )]
James Fenton, poet and journalist
Simon Friend, musician and member of the contemporary British rock band The Levellers
*Charles Fry, cricketer
Graeme Garden, comedian, member of The Goodies
*Lord Grimston, politician
Stuart Hampshire, Oxford philosopher
Martin How, composer
Christopher Isherwood, novelist and screenwriter
Eric Maschwitz, entertainer, writer, broadcaster
Adrian Newey, one of the best engineers in Formula One, Newey-inspired designs have won numerous titles & almost 80 Grands Prix
Michael Ramsey, archbishop of Canterbury
Basil Rathbone, Sherlock Holmes in the 1930s and 40's black & white films [ [http://www.basilrathbone.net/biography/ Basil Rathbone biography] ]
Denys Rayner, Battle of the Atlantic veteran, writer and boat designer
Robert Sangster, racehorse owner and breeder author Robinson, Patrick "Horsetrader" ISBN 0-00-638105-7 (paperback, 1993)] [ [http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article1057478.ece Robert Sangster's Times obituary] ]
John James Scott-Chisholme, Boer war cavalry officer
Denton Welch, novelist, short story writer
Edward Upward, novelist, short story writer
Tom Chambers, actor
Former Headmasters of Repton
*Rev Thomas Williamson Peile (1840 - 1854)
*Steuart Adolphus Pears (1854 - 1874)
Lionel Ford(1901 - 1910)
*William Temple (1910 - 1914)
*Geoffrey Fisher (1914 - 1932)
David Jewell(1979 - 1987)
* [http://www.repton.org.uk/ Repton School Website]
* [http://www.foremarke.org.uk/ Repton Preparatory School Website]
* [http://www.orsociety.com/ Old Reptonian Society]
* [http://www.reptondubai.org/ Repton Dubai Website]
* [http://www.isbi.com/isbi-viewschool/1508-REPTON_SCHOOL.html ISBI Information on Repton School]
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