Boarding at Repton

Boarding at Repton

Boarding enables young people to live together and, by so doing, learn much about themselves and, vitally, their fellow peers. Good boarding relies on a very subtle mixture of discipline, forgiveness, acceptance of others and care. Boarding allows young people to be provided with the caring and disciplined structure which will help guide and support them academically, emotionally, physically and morally.  By the effective and guided use of their time, pupils are able to learn through routines, and hence how to develop the self-discipline which is needed to become confident and self-supporting adults.

Boarding is at the heart of Repton and our aim is to provide for all our pupils the sort of caring, stimulating and happy environment which will enable them to grow into self-confident, active and highly successful young citizens of the future.  The ethos and culture of the whole school as it grows and matures is based on the positive and caring attitude engendered by the boys and girls who work, live and play on the school campus.

The Boarding houses are, in a true sense, every Reptonian’s home in the school – the place where pupils sleep, work and live; where their most enduring relationships with peers and members of staff are born; and a secure, stable base within the busy life of a boarding school.

Our boarding houses also home to the Housemaster or Housemistress and under their expert care pupils are encouraged to develop academically, socially and in all aspects of their extracurricular life. Each House has its own resident Matron, on hand 24 hours a day to care for the pupils’ welfare and practical needs, with the support of the school’s Medical Centre. The Housemaster and Housemistress are supported by a team of Assistant Housemasters/mistresses and resident tutors, who take an active interest in all that the pupils undertake, individually or as a community.

We encourage frequent interaction between our pupils and their families.  Outside of lessons and times where pupils have school commitments, parents are most welcome to visit their children either in the boarding houses or to take them out for the evening or weekend.  We do ask that if you are going to visit, that you make arrangements with the House staff beforehand. 

When you cannot get to the school to visit your son or daughter in person,  you will be able to get in contact with your child by either phone or email.  You will also be given contact details for all the boarding staff 


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For applicants whose first language is not English and who do not meet the minimum required standard, we are able to offer a separate English program.  Pupils are taught English language along with a limited number of other subjects including maths and science.  Once pupils have attained the required standard, they are able to move into the main Senior School.  This programme is only available to boarding pupils aged for Years 7 – 9.    For further details and costs, please contact either Lucinda Wingate Grey ( or Mr Nav Rai (