Repton is delighted to have been shortlisted for two categories in the Times Education Supplement (TES) Independent School Awards: Best Use of Technology and Independent-State School Partnership of the Year. 

These two awards recognise Repton's pioneering approach to technology, which continues to support our remote learning provision for some of our overseas pupils. Last year we developed a partnership with The Greenwood Academies Trust, who provides education for around 17,000 pupils in some of the most deprived parts of the UK. This partnership enabled us to procure a state-of-the-art new IT system that delivered seamless remote learning for our pupils, whilst driving investment directly into the education system. 

Working remotely for nearly the entire project, we networked most of our Saxon village, over two rural campuses, built infrastructure, hardware, software and integrations, trained 400+ staff in the use of the new system, reinventing the whole architecture of IT at the school at the height of the global Covid pandemic and Christmas shutdown. We managed the whole project using our existing team members alongside their day jobs in just 16 weeks. 

Headmaster Mark Semmence is delighted that Repton's achievements have been recognised by TES judges, saying: "We are committed to delivering an education that is fit for the 21st century and our use of technology as well as the means by which we sourced it evidences that commitment. We very much look forward to the winners being announced on 30th April."

TES added: "Despite such difficult circumstances, they have risen to the challenge, using technology, creativity and a lot of hard work to ensure that students have felt supported and been able to flourish. Amid fierce competition, the initiatives and projects at these schools really stood out. In honouring them, we hope that we can be a conduit for best practice to be shared in a year in which it is more important than ever".