Repton Foundation



At the core of our ambition, put simply, is to create opportunities to nurture those who possess the necessary qualities to become future leaders and positive influencers in society, but not necessarily the means. At Repton we are more than ever in our past, aware of our responsibility to be an inclusive educator, and to honouring our founders’ principles. It remains crucial Repton instils in its pupils a sense of perspective and develops a culture of tolerance, open-mindedness, empathy and collaboration to support the ideology of good global citizenship. Whilst Repton moves with a pace of change that prepares our young people for the 21st century, the simple tenets of Sir John Port’s legacy remain the foundation stone of our School.

The Repton Foundation is a charitable organisation at the heart of Repton School. This year we celebrate the 465th anniversary of the founding of the School, and this key milestone brings an opportunity to plan the growth of our founding legacy for the future.

The Repton Foundation has two core objectives:

  • To increase the number of transformational bursary places Repton can offer
  • To invest in capital development projects, such as new buildings, restorations, and facilities.

Philanthropy is engrained in our heritage and many Old Reptonians and former parents and staff, retain close links with the school, helping to inspire the next generation. With the support of our partners, parents, alumni, and friends, we look to secure the sustainability of Repton for the future, both in terms of infrastructure, and facilitation of substantial social impact through our transformational bursary and community outreach programmes.


“Each in their generation, have built truly and wisely that invisible building of the spirit wherein we walk today.”



The Repton Foundation
The Hall, Repton School,
Repton, Derbyshire. DE65 6FH

Tel: 01283 559248


Juliet Wolfe
Development Director – Repton Foundation


Trustee and Chairman (Governor):
Mr M J C Needham (Priory 1980)

Trustee and Chair of Governors:
Mr E M Shires

Mr R M Kirkland. DL (Orchard 1959)

Vice President:
Mr R A Litchfield (Brook 1960)

President Emeritus:
Brigadier C E Wilkinson, CBE, TD, DL (Cross 1946)


  • Mr A J Churchill (Priory 1982)
  • Mr S J Rush
  • Mr N C Walford (Brook 1969)
  • Mr M A Casini


  • Mr M J Semmence – Headmaster Repton
  • Mrs N S Corby – Repton Finance Director (Abbey 1987)
  • Mrs R Mair

Registered charity number - 1067418