We are very proud at Repton to be inclusive educators, honouring our founder Sir John Port’s legacy of charitable endeavour to instil in our pupils a sense of perspective, collaboration and encourage community-mindedness.

Through a community outreach programme, Repton has formed many partnerships with schools and groups in the local community to enhance academic opportunities, offer access to sporting facilities and support university applications and give career advice.

Reptonians have recently relished the opportunity to form connections with pupils at the David Nieper Academy who on their most recent visit to Repton joined our sector-leading hockey and sport programme in a series of hockey sessions, an introduction to the game of Fives and to the strength and conditioning suite.

“It was a privilege to be able to introduce more young people to hockey and share my experiences of playing internationally so far” says Repton Sixth Former Lorenz who represents Germany U21s.

“For many, it was their first time holding a hockey stick, but everyone quickly picked up the basics and we had a great afternoon teaching skills with the ball. This was followed by a Q&A session hosted by myself, Harry (GB U21) and Taheem (England U18) who both spoke about their own experience of representing their countries and the benefits of playing sport.”

Over in the pool, 160 Repton Primary pupils celebrated the fun of learning how to swim and the importance of water safety as part of the nation-wide initiative The Big School Swim. It is through the ’Schools Together’ project, formed in 2020 that the relationship between Repton School and Repton Primary continues to thrive.

The partnership involves pupils from both schools taking part in academic programmes and extracurricular activities. Headteacher of Repton Primary School, Steve Tague, said: “We really value our fantastic relationship with Repton School and our pupils benefit greatly from access to some amazing facilities which definitely enhances their learning.”

From science masterclasses to writing workshops, so many young people within the local community are benefiting from opportunities provided through collaboration and open resources. Our aim at Repton is to continue strengthening our involvement across Repton village and with educational establishments across Derbyshire.