|Type||Independent, day and boarding school|
|Motto||Latin: Porta Vacat Culpa|
(The gate is free from blame)
|Founder||Sir John Port|
|Local authority||Derbyshire County Council|
|Department for Education URN||113009 Tables|
|Headmaster||Mark Semmence |
|Colour(s)||Navy and Yellow|
|Preparatory school||Repton Preparatory School|
The school only admitted boys for its first 400 years, and started accepting girls in the sixth form early in the 1970s, and within 20 years became fully coeducational.
- 1 History
- 2 Concerns over safeguarding
- 3 Sexual abuse
- 4 Fagging
- 5 Corporal Punishment
- 6 Health and safety offence
- 7 Inspections
- 8 Fees
- 9 Buildings
- 10 Houses and pastoral arrangements
- 11 Sports and clubs
- 12 Motto
- 13 Overseas client schools
- 14 Prep school
- 15 Social action
- 16 Film and TV settings
- 17 Headmasters
- 18 Old Reptonians
- 19 Gallery
- 20 References
- 21 External links
Foundation and early yearsEdit
The school was founded by in a bequest of Sir John Port of Etwall, who died in 1557 leaving funds to establish a grammar school at Etwall or Repton, provided the students prayed daily for his family's souls.
In 1559 Gilbert Thacker granted buildings at the site of Repton Priory for the school, but lawsuits quickly began between the School and the Thacker family focusing on use of the approach to their home.
Relations with the Thackers deteriorated such that, by the 1650s, the school and the family were embroiled in litigation. In 1642, the school commenced an action against the Thacker family and in 1652 the family also brought an action against the school which was settled out of court.
The atmosphere around the dispute was aggressive and on occasion the Thackers diverted drains into the school's buildings by constructing dams. In 1670 a wall was built to keep the parties apart.
Pupil numbers seem to have swung between 80 and 200 in the first hundred years, but as the school was free until 1768 it is unclear how teaching was afforded.
The headmaster was free to keep cattle in a room within the school in this period.
A pupil's letter home in 1728 relates to his father that the headmaster, George Fletcher, would withhold meals from the boys if they were unable to recite scripture.
Decline and renewal in the 18th and 19th centuriesEdit
The school declined in the 1700s and the 1800s.
Pupil numbers were under 50 by 1833, and a former pupil recalled after leaving:
"even more than the paucity of its numbers, was the almost total absence of all those facilities... cricket ground we had none. Football was played upon the gravel, between the Arch, and the broken pillars...No gymnasium, no fives court, no racquet court...No French, no German, no Music, no Natural Science... No chapel, no master's house beyond the Arch, no bridge (at first) across the Trent, no railway.... Why did even 50 boys resort to Sir John Port's old School?"
Decline was paused by headmaster Steuart Pears, who worked hard to raise the school's status and reputation.
A big effort was made with Charity Commissioners and the Clarendon Commission to have the school accepted as one of the great public schools, however Repton was excluded from their 1864 report (which included only nine schools), and the school was thus excluded from the Public Schools Act 1868.
In 1884, a chapel was added to the school's buildings.
Between 1900 and 1914 the "Black Book" (the school discipline record) recorded 38 instances of homosexual relations within the pupil community.
Punishments for this activity ranged from caning to expulsion. Most of the activity was performed in groups, with research concluding "what we are seeing here is [not] the victimisation of couples, but the periodic purges of small cadres of peers". Immediately after this period, when Fisher became headmaster in 1914, an account was as follows: "homosexuality was rife. Fisher immediately expelled two senior boys and began to rule with a very firm hand".
Harold Abrahams CBE, the Olympic champion in the Paris Olympics of 1924 in the 100m sprint, depicted in the 1981 film Chariots of Fire, joined the school in 1914. Recalling his time at the school, Abrahams said he encountered antisemitism, often feeling bullied and alone.
In 1907, a gymnasium was added, this building is now listed at grade II.
A reforming master, Victor Gollancz, established evening class in political education for the boys in the early 1900s; the school considered that this tended to "undermine the authority of the teachers by encouraging the pupils to ask questions and work with the boys in a colaborative way", so he was termed a 'traitor' and a 'pacifist' and was dismissed form the school.
In 1917, writers Christopher Isherwood and Edward Upward (one of the most outspoken political novelists of the era), were sent to Repton, where they formed a friendship in the sixth form, which continued when they both attended Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Commenting his time at Repton, Upward reflected "everyone was homosexual, up to a point, at Repton" and the two boys revolted against everything associated with the establishment, which they called "the other side". The friendship endured until Isherwood's death in 1986.
In the 1920s, the poet Vernon Watkins was sent to Repton; his quiet, gentle character provoked regular bullying in his early years, but in his last years he attained more popularity once he was able to show ability in sports. When he died the school wrote that he was "perhaps the best poet Repton has had".
Hubert Parry originally wrote the music for what became the tune Repton in 1888 for the contralto aria "Long since in Egypt's plenteous land" in his oratorio Judith. In 1924 George Gilbert Stocks, director of music at the school, set it to the hymn "Dear Lord and Father of Mankind" in a supplement of tunes for use in the school chapel. Despite the need to repeat the last line of words, Repton provides an inspired matching of lyrics and tune. the Second World War, 188 former members of the school lost their lives serving their country. The school itself struggled before and during the war: the school owed £50,000 and, in 1941, the Board of Education said its 'future is doubtful’. One boarding house (The Cross) was closed in 1938 and a second (Latham House) was closed in 1942. The total number of pupils was 353 on the outbreak of war but only 273 in 1943. Numbers then recovered. The Cross was reopened in 1945 and Latham House in 1947. By the time the school celebrated its quatercentenary in 1957, it was full with 470 pupils.
All through my school life I was appalled by the fact that masters and senior boys were allowed literally to wound other boys, and sometimes quite severely... I couldn’t get over it. I never have got over it.
In the 1970s, broadcaster Jeremy Clarkson attended Repton.
He said the school made him a "suicidal wreck" remembered his time as follows:
As the years dragged by I suffered many terrible things. I was thrown on an hourly basis into the ice plunge pool, dragged from my bed in the middle of the night and beaten, made to lick the lavatories clean and all the usual humiliations that... turn a small boy into a gibbering, sobbing, suicidal wreck.
In the first two years the older boys broke pretty much everything I owned.
They glued my records together, snapped my compass, ate my biscuits, defecated in my tuck box and they cut my trousers in half with a pair of garden shears.
The "Stig" character in Top Gear is said to have been named after the school's pejorative slang term for new boys, a private reference with the producer Andy Wilman, who attended Repton with Clarkson.
A June, 2019 chemical spill at the school resulted in nine individuals requiring medical intervention and support as a result of a dangerous leak in new sports facilities requiring the attendance of multiple ambulances and fire appliances.
In 2011 the Headmaster contacted all parents following an incident in which some 13- and 14-year-old girls accessed alcohol, after which one was required to attend hospital.
In July 2018, Toffee, an elitist dating app that excludes all but those that went to independent schools described Repton as having the nineteenth most attractive alumni of independent schools.
A police investigation in August 2018 resulted in a staff member being suspended. The school refused to confirm why the staff member was suspended. When asked for more information about the reason behind the suspension, a spokeswoman for the school said she could not comment because of an ongoing police investigation.
In April 2019, a teacher at the school was convicted of drunk driving and banned from driving for 20 months. In the incident they attempted to escape the police by darting through the school campus and mounting the pavements.
Concerns over safeguardingEdit
In spring, 2018 the Charity Commission, which regulates Repton, expressed 'serious concern' after four safeguarding issues came to light in as many months at the school. The Commission urged reporting safeguarding concerns to Derbyshire Constabulary.
An emergency inspection in January 2015 was ordered by the Department for Education reviewing welfare and safeguarding compliance under the Independent School Standard Regulations (ISSRs) and the National Minimum Standards for Boarding (NMS). The school failed to meet these national minimum standards at that inspection.
However, the school implemented an action plan to address this .
2019 Sexual Assault, Gross Indecency and Indecency TrialEdit
In April 2019, a 53-year-old former teacher appeared in court after being charged with a number of sex offences against underage girls who were pupils that the school at the time off the alleged offences, including indecent assault and gross indecency with a child. Having pled not guilty to all the alleged offences at Repton at a hearing on 13 May, 2019 he is to stand trial for 11 charges and the full trial begins on 23 March 2020.
2018 sexual misconduct allegationsEdit
In 2018 four members of the school's staff were subject to police investigation for inappropriate sexual conduct towards children, specifically:
- Police arrested a member of staff on suspicion of attempting sexual contact with a child.
- A few weeks later, a second police investigation into a staff member, relating to safeguarding concerns, was launched.
- Within weeks of this, a further two members of staff were reported for misconduct allegations. Local police commented:
- In August 2018, one of these individuals, a 28-year-old former organist at the school, Jeremy Woodside, was placed on the Sex Offender's Register; he has since left the country.
Charity Commission Safeguarding ConcernsEdit
In 2018, the Charity Commission expressed concerns about the school's safeguarding arrangements.
Rape allegations within the pupil bodyEdit
In October 2017 a former pupil began proceedings against the school claiming negligence on the school's part in connection with an alleged rape of that pupil by another pupil in 2014 when a 17-year-old pupil was arrested on suspicion of carrying out two rapes at the school; in this action it is understood that it was claimed that the school failed to supervise or discipline its pupil.
2016 Disqualification from teachingEdit
A former Head of Physics, John Mitchell, was found to have abused of a position of trust contrary to s.16(1)(a) of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 on 6 December 2014 when he engaged in sexual activity with a female between the age of 13 and 17 and he did not believe that she was 18 or over. He also communicated in a sexual way and with sexual motivations to this same pupil.
Author Roald Dahl gives accounts of fagging in his 1984 autobiography Boy: Tales of Childhood and described an environment of ritual cruelty and status domination, with younger boys having to act as personal servants for older boys and be the subject of beatings.
Dahl expresses some of these darker experiences in his writings, which is also marked by his hatred of cruelty and corporal punishment.
"The only thing I disliked about Repton was the ingrained hierarchy whereby the older boys would subject the younger pupils to a lot of misery through the system of fagging. It was basically a system of slavery and I hated seeing the young lads literally trembling with fear"
Cock of the SchoolEdit
In the early centuries of the school's development a pupil role called Cock of the School was accepted within the pupil body. The title was conferred on a boy after fighting between likely candidates.
Once a boy was incumbent in this role, the younger boys were regarded as his 'slaves' and custom required them to defer to him and to do his work. Writing in 1907, G. S. Messiter described the practice as an "ancient custom".
Physical chastisement of pupils was part of the culture of the school until recent times. A prefect, F. C. Freeman, wrote to The Spectator Magazine about the justifications for this in 1939:
Thus it can be seen that corporal punishment... is no " barbarous type of bullying practised by older adolescents upon younger adolescents." It is a mild type of punishment, the threat of which enables the prefects to keep perfect discipline with very little exertion
Corporal punishment is no longer permitted at the school.
Health and safety offenceEdit
Criminal enforcement proceedings were brought against the school by the Health and Safety Executive in October 2014. Magistrates fined the school £10,000 following a guilty plea to a health and safety indictment after an incident of negligence which resulted in a grandmother sustaining serious back, head and hand injuries.
The school is inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate.
A recent Integrated Inspection took place in March 2014, finding the school to be "exceptionally successful in achieving its aims... the quality of the pupils' achievements is excellent".
Per year, fees currently stand at £34,707 for boarders and £25,746 for day pupils.
There are scholarships available for drama, sport, art, music, academic capacity and 'all rounder talent'.
There is also some bursary assistance.
Repton Priory was a 12th-century Augustinian foundation dissolved in 1538. After dissolution, the Thacker family lived at the priory until 1553, when, fearing the priory would be recommissioned under Queen Mary I, Gilbert Thacker destroyed the church - a task almost entirely completed in a day - stating:
"He would destroy the nest, for fear the birds should build therein again."
- the footings of areas of the priory remain in some areas, uncovered during construction work in 1922;
- the bases of a cluster of columns of the former chancel and chapels;
- fragments of an arch belonging to the former pulpitum, moved to their current position in 1906;
- fragments of the door surrounds of both the chapter house and warming room. and
- largest surviving portion of the priory known as "Prior Overton's Tower", which is post 1437; largely altered, it has been incorporated into a 19th-century building.
In 2013 a £9 million science priory was built. During the preparations for the building work, archaeological digs were undertaken which indicated the site had been occupied in the Roman period.
Houses and pastoral arrangementsEdit
A little over two thirds of pupils are boarders. The school has 10 houses: 6 for boys and 4 for girls.
- The Abbey
- The Cross
- Field House
- The Garden
- Latham House
- The Mitre
- New House
- The Orchard
- The Priory
- School House
Houses that have been redeveloped or renamed include:
- Brook House
- The Hall (at one time divided into A-K and L-Z) - now known as School House.
Although the school is in a low crime area, there are occasional incidents: for example in May 2015 a cache of laptops and mobiles were stolen from pupils in a boarding house, while a further theft of a valuable chalice from the chapel occurred in March 2016. In contrast to its twentieth century history, the school now has strong anti-bullying policies.
Sports and clubsEdit
The school competes in various sports. Notable sporting former pupils include 1932 Wimbledon tennis finalist, Bunny Austin and several first-class cricketers. In 2013 six former pupils played together in an international hockey match. The school has a Combined Cadet Force and a music school, as well as various after-school clubs.
Adam Peaty, the Olympic swimmer, attended the school for a period on a scholarship after his potential was identified.
The school's motto, Porta Vacat Culpa ("the gate is free from blame"), is a quotation from Ovid's Fasti. 'The gate' (Porta) refers to the school's arch[non-primary source needed] and, by a synecdoche of pars pro toto, the school itself, whilst also being a pun on the name of the school's founder, Sir John Port.
Overseas client schoolsEdit
The school set up Repton International Schools Ltd (RISL) in 2013 to establish, develop and maintain the highest quality British international schools. The client schools are generally funded by partners, sometimes private equity firms, who are licensed to use the Repton School "brand".
RISL covenants its profits to Repton School Trust in the UK, which helps fund capital projects and bursaries.
Client schools comprise: Repton School Dubai, which opened in September 2007 and is situated on a site in Nad al Sheba; Repton School Abu Dhabi, which opened in 2013 on Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi; Foremarke Dubai opened in 2013 and is located in Dubiotech, Al Barsha South and the Repton New English School in Amman, Jordan.
Further relationships are in development in, amongst others Oman, India and China.
Yet another overseas offshoot is set to open in Bulgaria as of August 2018.
In May 2016 the school made defibrillators on its site available to the local community. Some of the staff at the school have been vocal about the issue of speeding traffic in the village of Repton, and have participated in public speed gun enforcement.
Many of the school's facilities are used by the wider community. Olympic gold medal and world record holder Adam Peaty used Repton's swimming pool as a training facility. His coach, Melanie Marshall, also teaches swimming at the school.
Film and TV settingsEdit
Around 200 pupils were extras in the 1939 film. Similarly, pupils appeared as extras in the 1984 BBC version.
Alumni of Repton School are known as Old Reptonians.
- "Repton School". Get information about schools. GOV.UK. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
- Smith, Mike. "Exploring the village of Repton - one of South Derbyshire's gems". derbyshirelife.co.uk. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
- "John Port". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 2004. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/22552. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
- "Records and Reminiscences of Repton". archive.org. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
- "Text of the Public Schools Act, 1868". Education in England. Derek Gillard. 17 February 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
- Stuff, Good. "The Chapel, Repton School, Repton, Derbyshire". www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
- Dominic., Janes (2015). Picturing the closet : male secrecy and homosexual visibility in Britain. New York. ISBN 9780190205638. OCLC 884665212.
- Trevor., Beeson (2002). The bishops. London: SCM Press. ISBN 9780334029168. OCLC 59450207.
- Keyser, Amber J. (1 January 2015). Sneaker Century: A History of Athletic Shoes. Twenty-First Century Books. ISBN 9781467763097.
- Stuff, Good. "Gymnasium and Attached Gates, Repton School, Repton, Derbyshire". www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
- Holt, Jenny (5 December 2016). Public School Literature, Civic Education and the Politics of Male Adolescence. Routledge. ISBN 9781351907668.
- "Great War Exhibition". www.repton.org.uk. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
- Stuff, Good. "War Memorial at Repton School - Repton - Derbyshire - England | British Listed Buildings". www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
- "Hello to Berlin, boys and books". Daily Telegraph. 27 May 2004. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
- Watkins, Meic (2004). "Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, "Vernon Watkins" entry". Oxford DNB. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
- "Dear Lord and Father of Mankind". 20 July 2017. Archived from the original on 14 October 2017. Retrieved 13 October 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- "The Yorkshire Regiment, Local War Memorials". www.ww1-yorkshires.org.uk. Retrieved 3 July 2016.
- Hillman, Nicholas (1 December 2010). "The Public Schools Commission: 'Impractical, Expensive and Harmful to Children'?". Contemporary British History. 24 (4): 511–531. doi:10.1080/13619462.2010.518413. ISSN 1361-9462.
- Hillman, Nick (2012). "Repton and the HMC during the Second World War" (PDF). Conference & Common Room. 49 (1). Retrieved 19 August 2016.
- Sturrock, Donald (8 August 2010). "Roald Dahl's schooldays were filled with the ritual cruelty of fagging for older boys and with terrible beatings". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
- "Boarding School Magic - Los Angeles Review of Books". Los Angeles Review of Books. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
- "Clarkson was suicidal at Repton after being bullied". MSN. Archived from the original on 5 June 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- Dodds, Laurence (25 March 2015). "Top Gear: Jeremy Clarkson's biggest gaffes and bloopers". The Telegraph. London. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
- Parkinson, Justin (25 March 2015). "The Jeremy Clarkson story". BBC News. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
- "Nine treated following chemical spill at top Derbyshire school| Derbyshire Telegraph". www.derbytelegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 24 June 2018.
- "Grandmother fell from unguarded school stairs | Health and Safety at Work". www.healthandsafetyatwork.com. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
- "Ex-pupils at Repton School among 'best-looking' in the UK". derbytelegraph. 8 August 2018. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
- "Staff member at prestigious Repton School suspended". derbytelegraph. 26 August 2018. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
- "Repton school teacher and England hockey ace caught drink-driving". derbytelegraph. 7 April 2019. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
- "Repton School regulator has 'serious concern' over safeguarding incidents". derbytelegraph. 1 April 2018. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
- Independent Schools Inspectorate. "Emergency Inspection 2015". Independent Schools Inspectorate. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
- "Former teacher charged with indecently assaulting pupils at school". derbytelegraph. 10 April 2019. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
- "Ex-Repton teacher pleads not guilty to indecent assaults on underage girls". Derbytelegraph. 13 May 2019.
- "Repton School staff member accused of attempting sexual contact with child". derbytelegraph. 14 February 2018. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
- Crowson, Isaac (14 March 2018). "Another former staff member at Repton School under investigation". burtonmail. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
- "Repton School: allegations made about two more staff members". derbytelegraph. 26 March 2018. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
- "Former Repton School staff member placed on sex offenders' register". derbytelegraph. 3 August 2018. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
- "Repton School head leaves. Regulator has 'serious concern' over safeguarding incidents. - Boarding Concern". Boarding Concern. 29 April 2018. Archived from the original on 5 August 2018. Retrieved 5 August 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- "Teenager arrested over two rape allegations at Jeremy Clarkson's old private school- Independent Newspaper". independent newspaper. 28 November 2017. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
- "Repton School sued for failing to protect pupil from a 'rapist' - Boarding Concern". Boarding Concern. 9 October 2017. Archived from the original on 8 April 2018. Retrieved 7 April 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- National College for Teaching and Leadership (2 March 2016). "Mr John Mitchell: Professional conduct panel outcome" (PDF). National College for Teaching and Leadership. National College for Teaching and Leadership. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
- Roach, Martin (2014). The Top Gear Story - The 100% Unofficial Story of the Most Famous Car Show... In The World. London: John Blake Publishing.
- Chris, Adams (14 October 2015). Grizzly : my life and times in cricket. Durrington. ISBN 9781785311239. OCLC 949931533.
- George Stephen Messiter (1907). Records and Reminiscences of Repton. Harvard University. A.J. Lawrence. p. 41.
- "THE CANE AND THE CAT". The Spectator Archive. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
- (PDF) https://fluencycdn.fluencycms.co.uk/FileCluster/ReptonSchool31879/MainFolder/Images/PDF/Behaviour%20%202010.pdf. Missing or empty
- http://m.burtonmail.co.uk/Repton-School-fined-pound-10-000-gran-seriously/story-23037095-detail/story.html[dead link]
- March 2014 ISI Inspection. "Page on ISI Website hoisting all inspection reports since 2010 transfer of role from OFSTED". ISI. ISI.
- "Repton Fees". Archived from the original on 25 May 2016. Retrieved 15 May 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- "Scholarships & Bursaries - Repton School". www.repton.org.uk. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
- 'Houses of Austin canons: The priory of Repton, with the cell of Calke', A History of the County of Derby: Volume 2 (1907), pp. 58-63. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=40125 Retrieved 8 June 2013
- Repton Church: Our Church - Christianity in Repton "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 June 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter
|deadurl=(help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Remains of Priory Church". Retrieved 8 June 2013.
- Historic England. "PRIORY GATEWAY (1058695)". PastScape. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
- Historic England. "Repton (313097)". PastScape. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
- Historic England. "Repton Hall with Prior Overton's Tower, Repton School (1057669)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
- "Repton School theatre reopens after £3.3m revamp". BBC News. 16 November 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
- "Royal Opening for Repton's Science Priory". www.repton.org.uk. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
- "Discovery of Roman past is a real-life school history lesson". Derby Telegraph. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2016.[permanent dead link]
- "Repton School". 16 July 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
- "Repton Houses". Retrieved 11 June 2013.
- "Repton School: police investigate laptops theft". Derby Telegraph. 22 May 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2016.[permanent dead link]
- "Derbyshire Constabulary - Rare chalice stolen from Repton School". www.derbyshire.police.uk. Archived from the original on 30 May 2016. Retrieved 24 May 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- "StackPath" (PDF).
- "Chapel | Repton School". www.repton.org.uk. Archived from the original on 30 June 2016. Retrieved 24 May 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- "Repton School Sport". www.repton.org.uk. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
- "Repton Pilgrims Cricket Club". Repton Pilgrims Cricket Club. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
- Gilmour, Rod (27 November 2013). "Repton School claim hockey history as six former pupils play in GB v Germany series". The Telegraph. London. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
- "StackPath". Archived from the original on 20 May 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- Ovid's Fasti, book 2, line 204
- Repton School website Archived 22 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine
- article entitled "Pro Pelle Cutem, The Hudson's Bay Company Motto" by E. E. Rich in Manitoba Pageant, April 1961, Volume 6, Number 3
- "History, Aims & Purpose - Repton International Schools Ltd". www.reptoninternational.com. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
- http://m.burtonmail.co.uk/Repton-School-open-satellite-school-India/story-29049140-detail/story.html[permanent dead link]
- Pridding, Beth (7 August 2018). "Repton School set to open new centre in Bulgaria". derbytelegraph. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
- "Repton villagers give access to two defibrillators". Burton Mail. 12 May 2016. Retrieved 27 May 2016.[permanent dead link]
- "Campaigners from Repton and Milton gunning for speeders". Derby Telegraph. 10 July 2008. Archived from the original on 8 October 2016. Retrieved 28 May 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- Halliday, Josh; Siddique, Haroon (8 August 2016). "'He's our hero': Adam Peaty's swimming club celebrates his success". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
- Movies made in the Midlands. Retrieved March 2011
- Repton, Derbyshire. Retrieved March 2011
- 1930s: A year of tragedy and war worries. Retrieved March 2011
- Robert Bigsby Historical and Topographical Description of Repton Woodfall and Kinder 1854
- "Monuments of St Wystan's Church, Repton". www.reptonchurch.org.uk. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
- Dahl, Roald "Boy" ISBN 0-435-12300-9 (hardcover, 1986) (see also Boy: Tales of Childhood)
- "Repton School head teacher Robert Holroyd has to step down due to 'ill health'". Archived from the original on 26 September 2015. Retrieved 13 October 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- "Top public school head leaves to take up new role". derbytelegraph. 27 April 2018. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
- "New Headmaster Announced". www.repton.org.uk. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
- School, Repton. "Mr Mark Semmence Appointed Headmaster at Repton School". Attain. Retrieved 5 August 2018.