University and Careers Provision

University and Careers Provision




Repton is committed to the provision of the best possible higher education support and advice for all pupils. We encourage pupils to research, explore and discuss their aspirations while also ensuring that each pupil receives appropriate advice and guidance at key points during his or her school career. It is important that each pupil gains the ability to make decisions that are founded upon rational choices and based upon relevant, up-to-date information. 


For the vast majority of pupils, A Level study provides the stepping stone into Higher Education and our Sixth Formers enjoy considerable success in securing and fulfilling offers from first-choice universities. Repton’s success rate is a result of the considerable amount of time pupils spend researching courses and institutions, preparing their Personal Statement and listening to advice from Tutors, Houseparents and subject staff. 

Higher Education guidance is delivered by a team of staff, each with their own specialism and area of expertise, to ensure a coordinated and structured approach. All pupils have access to the Unifrog platform to support their research into university options, both in the UK and internationally.

We offer further advice and counselling to pupils considering applications to Oxford or Cambridge, as well as to American and international universities - an area where we are currently experiencing year-on-year growth.


Academic departments provide a great deal of individual support for pupils who wish to study at the Universities of Oxford or Cambridge. Candidates will meet regularly with a dedicated Oxbridge Co-ordinator, be given suggested reading and have extra sessions in place to discuss this. The School also provides regular sessions to help pupils prepare for admissions tests and offers a programme of mock interviews.


The main role of Careers Advice at Repton is to provide a framework that will allow pupils to think about life beyond the School and plan a career path that suits their individual strengths and interests. The aim is to raise pupil awareness and to encourage further research.

Progressive careers support is provided throughout the School. This begins in B Block, when advice is given to pupils about GCSE subject choices and their relation to certain careers, and pupils are introduced to career profiling software which provides up-to-date information on many careers and professions.

In the Sixth Form there is a structured programme of careers advice that goes hand in hand with preparation for the next stage of education. The Lent and Summer Terms of the Lower Sixth offers Reptonians a programme of talks about universities, degree courses, UCAS and student life. Pupils attend the annual Careers Convention, where visiting professionals talk about their work and the academic route they followed. The Careers Fair and the three day Lower Sixth Conference complete the programme in this pre-university application period.

It is incumbent upon the entire Repton community to use their place in the world to mentor the next generation. Among the Old Reptonian network we have established a close community of ambassadors and professional mentors who, through the careers programme at Repton, can offer guidance, advice and wisdom to our younger alumni to empower them to make choices that maximise the educational opportunities they have enjoyed and benefit wider society. The Repton Life platform leverages the power of the Repton network, allowing careers support and networking opportunities.