Repton School in Derbyshire, UK was founded in 1557, the year before Queen Elizabeth I came to the throne. The founder of the school, Sir John Port was a Member of Parliament and knighted by King Edward VI. John Port was an enlightened and generous benefactor who provided for the formation of Repton School, by a considerate legacy. Little did he know that his generosity would provide a world class education for generations of pupils, and lead to the formation of a ‘family’ of international schools, including Repton Dubai founded in 2007. The Chairman and founder of Repton Dubai, Mr Khaled Al Mheiri, wanted to found a world class school in his home country, UAE, based on the Repton UK model, and he is following in the proud footsteps of Sir John Port.
Repton Dubai cherishes its close links to Repton UK and has embraced many of the same values and identity. These include the Repton Arch giving the school the same distinctive entrance, and the adoption of the House system throughout the school, with pupils and staff passionately supporting membership of their particular house community. The inter-house rivalry and competition is one of the most marked and special aspects of Repton Dubai.
Rising out of the sands of Nad Al Sheba, the turrets and towers of the stunning campus remind the visitor of JK Rowling’s Hogwarts, where, like Harry Potter, each pupil is fiercely proud of belonging to their House.
Finally, and almost uniquely in the Gulf, Repton Dubai builds on the tradition and heritage of Repton UK with two boarding houses, one for the boys and one for the girls, at the heart of the school. This boarding community, provides pastoral care and ‘ a home from home’ that is unrivaled in the GCC.
Repton Dubai School PO Box 300331, Nad Al Sheba 3, Dubai, UAE
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Repton Dubai believes that learning and adventure is not restricted to the confines of the classroom or the formal curriculum. Outstanding schools offer a huge variety of sports and extra-curricular activities, that are often student-led and designed to inspire and challenge in equal measure. Repton is determined to stay at the very forefront of this provision in sport, music, the performing and creative arts and in design, technology and innovation. Whether on top of a mountain in the French Alps, a community project in the jungles of Thailand, or facing a fast bowler on the cricket pitch, all the activities and events we offer are designed to build confidence and character, resilience and grit.
Employers tell us that twenty-first century learning skills such as collaboration and team work, communication and problem solving, have never been more important. Therefore giving young people demanding but rewarding experiences and challenges, helps them to develop these essential life skills. The sport and extra-curricular programme offered at Repton is second to none and delivers enormous opportunity and choice; whether your son or daughter prefers drama to rugby, or netball to debating and computer coding, we are determined to fire up their imagination and inspire them to fulfill their potential.