Identity and Heritage

Repton has been a significant place in the UK for 1500 years, notably as a seat of Anglo-Saxon kings.

Repton School’s founder, Sir John Port, had an earnest wish to leave the world a better place. We enjoy a magnificent heritage because each successive generation has sought to enrich the schools and to make them relevant for that age. Reptonians grow to appreciate that our heritage is ultimately ambitious and forward-looking.

We celebrate this aspect of our past, and both campuses at Repton Abu Dhabi are named after alumni : our Foundation School (Rose Campus) is named after Sir Christopher Rose, and the Junior and Senior School (Fry Campus) remembers C.B. Fry.

Likewise, we encourage pupils to think just as much about their own legacy.

Repton’s heritage now spreads across the world with the growing family of schools which allows all Reptonians to enjoy a truly global perspective in their education. Old Reptonians are kept in contact with each other and the School through the OR Society.

Repton Heritage Exhibition

The Repton Family of Schools in the UAE celebrated Repton School Dubai’s 15th anniversary with the launch of an exclusive Repton Heritage Exhibition at the Nad Al Sheba campus on 9th February, 2022. Showcasing the enriched heritage and foundations of Repton dating back to its inception in 1557 in the United Kingdom, the bespoke heritage exhibition displays a dedicated wall to world-renowned children’s author and Old Reptonian, Roald Dahl. This includes a first edition copy of the ‘Magic Finger’, a signed first edition of ‘The Twitts’, and an uncorrected proof copy of ‘Going Solo’.

The interactive experience also showcases special artefacts and memorabilia such as the original framed rubbing taken from the school’s founder, Sir John Port and an original Graffiti Sanitorium Board featuring carvings made by students to pass the time in the sick bay, dating back to the 1890’s. Reptonians and history enthusiasts have the opportunity to reminisce and learn about the enriched Repton historical culture; from hand drawn family-tree charts linking Sir John Port with HRH Queen Elizabeth II, to priceless Repton ledgers and the original Priory Seal explaining the inception of Repton UK.

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