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Outstanding academic provision ( rated outstanding by KHDA authorities since 2014) with outstanding IGCSE and IB results ( IB average point score achieved last year was 36 and the world average point score is 29 )
Strong partnership with Repton School in the UK and student exchange program for IGCSE students
Only one British school in the region offering Boarding facilities
Academically, our largest challenge is supporting long-term remote learners, who have been learning from home since March 2020. There are relatively few but identifying their ‘learning gaps’ and providing individual support is challenging, when these students study from home.
Pastorally, our largest challenge is pupil wellbeing and helping young people overcome anxiety. This health crisis has impacted the whole world and for a minority of pupils, it has caused acute anxiety and poor mental health. Young people need support with this area.
Our list of closed year groups varies and parents should check on the website or talk to the Admission Office ([email protected]). http://www.reptondubai.org/en/availability-of-places.html
Repton School is an innovative international school which has a very strong and distinctly British flavour based on the 450 year history of our sister school in the UK.
Repton espouses the notion that every child is important. Repton is a large school, but within it every child is cherished, nurtured and prized for their individuality.
We offer the best in British education, within the context of an international boarding community, and epitomised by the school’s philosophy of ‘the best for every child’.
We are proud of both our 21st century international nature and of the traditions and core values which have been derived from our partnership with Repton in Derbyshire, England. Repton School’s 450 year history has enabled it to develop a mature and effective school; we are fortunate to have been able to draw on the educational knowledge and expertise from our sister school and thus combine the very best of the new with the very best of the British educational system.
With state of the art, modern facilities and amenities, Repton School is situated on a spacious campus of 1.3million sqft, making it the largest school in the region.
Pupils aged between three and eighteen years benefit from an English independent school curriculum that incorporates elements of the English National Curriculum.
Our clear aim and purpose is to provide the best teaching and learning environment in which all our pupils will achieve their very best academically, physically and socially. By working closely with all our parents we will together help to develop young people who will have all the tools they need to succeed in a rapidly changing, highly competitive and global society.
Our international location gives our pupils greater selection in their tertiary education. To meet these opportunities, we have staff and resources to assist our pupils in exploring their options in global education.
Whilst excellence is pursued, Repton espouses the notion that every child is important. Repton is a large school, but within it every child is cherished, nurtured and prized for their individuality. An exceptionally wide range of opportunities allows every child to find those things he or she will excel at and the superb facilities give the children the chance to develop those talents. Our approach to motivating and getting the best out of our pupils is based on the belief that praise and encouragement lead to confidence. This confidence is then realised in academic success and the proliferation of a happy, caring community where good behaviour, excellent manners, enthusiasm and a love of learning are the norm.
We aim to give all our pupils the educational tools to succeed in whatever field they choose to further their path of learning. Through our encouragement of achievement and, equally important, independence of thought as well as action, pupils will develop a sense of personal responsibility and readiness for the demands of a rapidly changing world.
Yes, there is, British.
Nursury 7:1 ; Reception 9:1 ; Y1 to Y3 – 11:1; Y4 to Y13 – 22:1
We recruit the best teachers available and put them through a thorough recruitment process which involves at least 2 separate interviews. The majority of staff are recruited from the UK but a significant number transfer to Repton from other schools in Dubai. Generally staff employed will have at least 2 years’ teaching experience though we will on occasion accept very talented newly qualified teachers. The average number of years’ experience for new staff is 5 years. All staff are fully qualified and we do prefer staff with advanced degrees in their subject.
Teaching assistants are used in variety of ways; some work with individuals and small groups in or out of lessons
We do measure value added data against GL CAT4 predicted grade data.
IGCSEs, The IB Diploma, A-Level and CAT entry data.
English Language +2
IBDP average of 36
It is the intention and trend that 100% of our students do go on to university- some after a gap year or military service.
Most attended universities:
University of Kent
Country %’s for this year:
‘Other’ make up the remainder ( including this year Netherlands, Italy, Singapore, Bahrain and Australia)
Repton takes a holistic approach to education and whilst recognising the need for high academic outcomes also develops the physical, creative and well being aspects of our students.
Repton’s ethos is based on the vision that it is vital to develop students skills to ensure that they can be successful global citizens, making a positive contribution to the world around them.
Quality is better than quantity! Timetable allocation in the school day is made for the pupils in the Senior School to undertake homework ( prep) whilst at school. The amount set will vary with the age and academic stage.
Timetabled PE plus Extra Curricular Activities, plus extensive representative teams and House Events. Sports Academies attached to the School. Duke of Edinburgh in the Senior School and CAS activities for IB pupils.
By continued education and information to pupils and parents and by timetabling active PE lessons as well as a huge range of competitive and extracurricular sporting activities.
We produce healthy balanced menus, incorporating all food groups to ensure nutritious balanced meals are offered daily with an excellent variety – trans fat-free, reduced sodium and negligible chocolate / sugar usage are taken into consideration when menu compilation is required and by our Chef monitoring the nature of the food offered in the Dining Room and on sale within the School Coffee Shop.
Yes it does
Less than AED 40
FS1 7:45am - 1:20pm
FS2 7:45am - 2:30pm
Year 1/Year2 7:40am - 2:40pm
Year 3/Year4 7:40am - 2:40pm
Year 5/Year 6 7:40am - 2:45pm
Senior School 7:40am - 2:40pm
All followed by Extra Curricular Activities and Prep until 3.50pm
Yes there is. The uniform is based on that of Repton in the UK with adaptations where needed to suit the UAE. The uniform is available through the School Shop based in the school.
Based firmly on the best practice found in Repton UK and other independent schools, our policy is based on expectations of good manners, mutual respect and high standards of behaviour at all times both in and out of the classroom.
Pupils gain feedback regularly in lessons and from the marking of work. Parents are informally kept in touch by comments in Homework/Prep Diaries and Planners.
Two full end of reports a year as well as progress reports at half termly intervals. Parents' meetings at least twice a year.
French, German, Spanish and Chinese ( Mandarin is offered after school)
Yes we do
Yes we do
By carefully matching the teaching delivered in appropriate classes and sets to the ability and needs of all pupils. Young Society for possible Oxbridge and Ivy League Students. Also just starting IGGY which is a Gifted & Talented Programme run by Warwick University for pupils between 13 & 18.
Yes we do
Each case is reviewed individually but with the key need for the school to be able to offer the assistance which is needed to help the particular child to flourish educationally.
Yes we do. Support for Dyslexia, Dyspraxia. Speech and Language and Occupational Therapy is available.
The school does not have an educational psychologist on staff but does have access to several in the community that we work very closely with.
Yes we do. In the Junior School, Parent Representatives act as a link between the school and the parents and are involved in a range of social, charitable and information events. In the Senior School , House representatives fulfil the same function.
Yes there are: Careers events, visiting universities – parents are invited and welcome to attend.
Yes there is. Currently two parents are members of the Board of Governors
yes we do
Orientation coffee mornings
Repton School Dubai is a Best of school, a ranking determined by parent surveys on the site. It can be found in the following Best of rankings:
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