Our History

Repton is the ancient capital of Mercia, and the School, founded in 1557 from a bequest from Sir John Port of Etwall, was established on the site of a 7th century Anglo-Saxon Benedictine abbey and latterly a 12th century Augustinian priory.

Repton Preparatory School (formerly known as Foremarke Hall) was established in 1940 at The Cross, Repton (which is now one of Repton School’s six boys boarding houses). Initially opening with only eight boys, pupil numbers grew quickly following the war. In 1947, Repton Prep moved to its current home Foremarke Hall – a grand palladian mansion set in 55 acres of rolling Derbyshire countryside three miles away from Repton.

In 2000, Repton Preparatory School was renamed Foremarke Hall, and that name remained until 2020 when it officially became Repton Prep. Today Repton Prep is a world-class, modern, flourishing community with a clear sense of purpose and momentum as part of the Repton Family of Schools. As a pre-eminent co-educational boarding and day school in the heart of England, we provide a truly balanced education, blending heritage with the pursuit of excellence in a 21st century context, offering world-class facilities but above all, high-quality teaching and outstanding pastoral care.

Pupils throughout the School take full advantage of all the facilities at Repton Prep and Repton Senior, including sports facilities, visiting the Science Priory, dedicated music schools, fully equipped theatres, Chapel, woodland where the forest school programme is run, and the impressive lake is used for team-building days and summer activities including sailing.

Pre-prep has an adventure trail with tunnels and mounds to explore, and a sensory garden and facilities in its own dedicated building that include a courtyard, a secure play area, a spacious multi-purpose hall, a dedicated library and a computer suite.

Whilst it is undoubtedly modern in terms of practice and outlook, the traditional values of encouraging pupils to aim high whilst showing respect for all are still of utmost importance.

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About Repton Prep

Here at Repton Prep we foster a positive culture of balance.

Each child is given the tools and support to develop a rounded character – not just in terms of interests, but emotionally, socially and in their sense of joy and wellbeing. Our children have the freedom to explore beyond the classroom and benefit from collaboration across a broad range of subjects.

Our beautiful 55-acre site gives children room to thrive. We invest in inspirational teachers who have everything they need to stoke the fire of each and every child’s enthusiasm; whether inside the classroom or den-building in our woodlands. From building an electric car in our GreenPower workshop to solving mysteries using forensic science, and from filling our grounds with the rich symphony of a full-sized orchestra to diving into our warm indoor pool, every pupil has the opportunity to develop and grow as an individual.

Repton Prep pupils have all the benefits world-leading education; pastorally, and academically, with innovative and enriching sport and co-curricular programmes, all of which are underpinned by the strength of our community as part of the global Repton family of schools.

Mrs Vicky Harding


Values and Aims

Our pupils go out into the world not just ready, but Repton Ready. Intellectually, physically and emotionally prepared for the known and unknown; eager and equipped to achieve their full potential – whatever life holds.

Our Values

  • Respect founded on a deep regard for common humanity in each other.
  • Wholeness of the person in moral, intellectual, social and physical endeavours.
  • Truth: The goal of a life-long process of learning.
  • Excellence as an aspiration for all, in every pursuit, both individual and collaborative.

Our Mission

  • To provide academic challenge and stimulate a love of learning.
  • To offer a broad and balanced range of activities with equality of opportunity for all.
  • To develop character, values and morals, in order to foster a safe and happy community.
  • To maintain close and mutually supportive links with Repton School.
  • To contribute to community partnerships, respecting and appreciating others for their differences and beliefs, with particular reference to the British Values.

Our Aims

Repton Preparatory School aims to provide the highest standard of teaching and learning, pastoral care and broad co-curricular and extra-curricular experience, in an inspiring and spacious setting. We aim to encourage our pupils to use their minds well, to understand their societal responsibilities, to make wise judgements; to be able to discriminate between right and wrong, good and better. A Repton education is about pride in performance.

We want to each pupil to achieve their personal best and be able to approach all opportunities and challenges with confidence and resilience. We know that participation, in whatever arena, fosters wellbeing and that physical activity is important for growing children. Above all, we value the transferable skills our pupils gain from a broad curriculum: teamwork, dedication, resilience, leadership and a sense of achievement – both collectively and individually.

We believe that no education is complete without a spiritual element to it, teaching children to appreciate beauty, to be creative and to value others. With these elements in place, Repton Preparatory School aims to work in partnership with parents to produce grounded young people with a global outlook.

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Fees, Scholarships and Bursaries at Repton Prep

School Fees:

Nursery day fees start from £3,490 per term rising through the years to £7,500 in Years 7 and 8.

Boarding fees start at £8,215 per term to £9,710 in Years 7 and 8.
Flexi boarding is £51.50 per night.

Year 7 Entry Assessments and Scholarships:

Repton Prep offers scholarship awards to pupils entering Year 7 across Academic, Drama, Music, Art, DT and Sport. As a School, we are looking for talented, committed and dedicated pupils who demonstrate potential and who enjoy school life.


 Please see further scholarship information in the booklet below:



Bursaries are available to those who may not otherwise be able to afford a Repton Prep education. More information about our bursary programme can be found here: The Repton Foundation

Contact details:

Miss Ellie Jones, Repton Prep Admissions Manager

Tel: 01283 707112