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Is the School Only as Good as Its Principal?

13 April 2023


The answer to this question is not surprisingly, a resounding ‘YES’. But to what extent a good school becomes a great school depends heavily on leadership style and the fundamental philosophies and beliefs held by the Principal about education.




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Assessment and Retrieval


11 May 2023


There is a great deal of interest and excitement within education in relation to the advances made within cognitive science in recent years.  Through empirical data, we now understand that “70 to 90 percent of new learning is forgotten within 18 to 24 hours after the lesson”, Sousa (2017).  


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Rounded, Grounded and Unbounded

12 June 2023


Alongside Repton’s core values of Respect, Excellence, Truth and Wholeness, we seek to ensure that our children become well rounded individuals. To quote from Repton UK’s website, Repton encourages a conscious equilibrium in all things, encouraging pupils to adopt a healthy balance...



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Embracing Play-Based Learning 

28 August 2023


In the realm of education, the shift towards play-based learning has gained significant momentum. Repton International School, known for its exceptional British International School curriculum, recognizes the invaluable role that play-based learning plays in fostering holistic development among children. 

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Unleashing the Power of Camp

15 November 2023


Today, I would like to discuss all things camp!

Camps are like the ultimate playground for learning. Forget the classroom routine; we're
talking nature walks, climbing challenges, and real-life problem-solving.





In a world that values not only academic excellence but also personal development and resilience, programs like the Duke of Edinburgh International Award (DofE) stand out as an exceptional opportunity for students to embark on a transformative journey.


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The Role of Exams in Education

15 December 2023


Many students get irritable, anxious and stressed when they hear about exams. Here at Repton we believe in the importance of exams. In fact, they play an important role in the process of learning and students’ development. Here are six reasons why exams are important.

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The Benefits of Swimming                       

16 January 2024


Swimming is not just a recreational activity; it is a life skill that offers numerous benefits to young people. Whether it's gliding through the water with graceful strokes or simply splashing around in a pool, swimming holds immense value for the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of young individuals.