At Repton we aim to play as full a part as possible in the life of the village, the region and indeed, the wider world.
On the local level, pupils are involved in Community Service which involves visiting the elderly in the village every week to assist them with their gardening, shopping or even using the internet. In addition, pupils visit the local primary school where they help with reading in lessons and a busy after school club. The School also offers its spaces and halls for the use of the local community and in recent years this has flourished so that our sports facilities are also regularly used by local teams and clubs.
Our focus in recent times has turned to the global dimension of our community, spurred in part by the opening of our partner school in the UAE, Repton Dubai. A pupil exchange between the schools takes place annually and gives pupils from both schools the opportunity to experience new ways of learning and new ways of living.
The fusion of the local and international dimension is most aptly demonstrated by our largest charity event, the Sale of Work. A tradition of some 150 years standing, this event involves pupils, staff, parents and residents of Repton putting on a great fete in the first week of November. The event is very well attended and raises in excess of £30,000 each year for a range of local, national and international charities.
We don’t rest there, of course, looking always as we are for new opportunities to increase the role we play in our community.