Transformational Bursaries



A transformational bursary has the potential to change the life of a recipient, equating to at least 100% fee remission, rising in some cases in order to fund the complete experience. This includes; uniform, laptop and extra-curricular enrichment. Our extensive pastoral support programme is designed to provide help and guidance from the point of application and throughout the years that follow.

At a time when global inequalities are as evident as ever, it is incumbent upon the entire Repton community to be a beacon of equal opportunities regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or financial means. We should take pride in our efforts to continue to raise standards at Repton, identifying exceptional young people, not just those within a privileged cohort of society. By doing so, and with your support, we raise the standards of all within Repton.

Reptonians are enormously proud of their time at Repton, with many choosing to support the school in an Ambassadorial fashion to inspire the next generation of students. Regardless of background, once at Repton, a Reptonian you become – an equal footing, an equal opportunity.


“An equal footing, an equal opportunity”



Follow the journey of some of our bursary recipients...


At just 16-years-old Amir Kadkhodaei fled his home country of Iran with his mother and one of his sisters for fear of persecution on religious grounds. They spent two difficult months in Turkey, before arriving in the UK as legal migrants and it took two years for Amir’s father to safely join them.  A chance meeting with Old Reptonian, Sir Alexander Elphinston, at a church in Birmingham led to a conversation with Repton School and Amir joined Repton that September on a fully supported place so he could complete his studies. Amir is now reading computer Science at St John’s College, Cambridge.


Bekah Walton arrived at Repton on a transformational bursary placement from local school, John Port in Etwall. At Repton, Bekah was able to balance her academic studies in core STEM subjects whilst also maintaining her intense sport schedule, benefitting from the extensive facilities and resources available on campus. Bekah is a third year Mechanical Engineering Student at Loughborough University, STEM ambassador and British Javelin Champion.



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