Recently, three teenage students at Repton School, a private school in rural England, were awarded Arkwright Engineering Scholarships. As Arkwright scholars, they will receive financial support and mentoring throughout their time in prep school. This is a national scholarship program, and 400 recipients were selected. The three Repton School students, Henry Dunn, Phoebe Plant and Harry Scutt, were honored at a day-long festival in London and were accompanied by Repton School engineering and design instructor Mr Robert Kirkland.
Motivated by having so many of their students win Arkwright scholarships, the staff in the Repton School are now working with their classes to get ready applications for the 2020 scholarship year. Arkwright scholars are selected not only the basis of their engineering work and aptitudes but also on their leadership abilities. At this time, six Repton School students are preparing applications.
Centuries of excellence
Repton School was founded in the Sixteenth Century and has a long history of academic excellence, and the achievements of these Awkwright Scholars are very much in that tradition. Not only does the school produce many graduates that go on to successful careers in science, engineering and technology, it is also known for producing some of England’s greatest writers, politicians, journalists and entertainers.
The Repton Scholarship
In order to make its programs accessible, Repton School itself awards scholarships to deserving students to support their Repton experience. Perhaps the best known of these is the Repton Scholarship, which is awarded to students entering the school in year nine; all Repton students in this class are eligible to apply. A minimum of 13 scholarships are awarded every year.
The application process is very rigorous. Students who apply take a number of written tests in different subject areas and also sit for at least one interview. There are optional assessments in both Greek and Latin. Decisions are based on the applicants’ intellectual curiosity, independence of thought and also subject-matter skills. All applicants must take a standardized online test, and some applicants do a science practical.
Scholarships are granted within specific academic areas including design technology, drama, music and other disciplines. Scholarships are meant to award academic achievement and also to encourage recipients to continue down a road of lifelong learning. Students entering to Repton School who wish to apply for a Repton Scholarship may receive materials that explain the process in detail. They are encouraged to indicate their interest as soon as possible. Find out more about Repton School: https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/113009/repton-school/secondary
Repton School is a co-educational independent school that has been in the English countryside since the sixteenth century. Mr. Mark Semmence is its 36th Headmaster. It caters to students from 13 to 18 years old. The school keeps up with the changes of the 21st century and is the model of a modern independent British School. The goal of the school is to produce internationally-minded students that are intellectually curious, culturally informed, resilient and self-motivated. They should not only be environmentally and politically informed but technologically fluent and confident.
The students have ten boarding houses where their meals are eaten. The Abbey helps girls build confidence in their ideas and identities. The Cross helps boys keep loyal house spirit and flourish while keeping common goals. The Field House helps girls find their school potential and foster friendships that last a lifetime. The Garden helps girls to make the best of school life while taking part in the loyal house spirit. Latham House values pride, positive attitudes and respect above all else. The Mitre has a unique house spirit with its friendly and lively lifestyle. New House is overly confident, but the boys are encouraged by warmth and friendliness. The Orchard is a supportive, close-knit community that values integrity. The Priory welcomes new students and helps them fit in. School House is a warm-spirited house that helps encourage boys through respect and communication.
Repton School is celebrating that 15 of its students have been selected to compete in the tournament for England Hockey’s Futures Cup, which is the top-level of England Hockey’s Player Pathway. This honor goes to Bea Bell, Ellie Barlow, Alicia Bailey, Tilly Butterworth, Bronte Brough, George Fletcher, Miranda Jackson, Izzi Evans, Ottilie Sykes, Ella Bowman, Hannah Laughton, Joe Sookias, Harry Stone, Sam Cossey, Zack Brough and Martha Broderick. Using intense competition it supports National Age Group Selection and development. Over four days, the competitors vs each other within age groups and regions. The Director of Hockey and Performance Sport Lead at Repton School is Mr. Martin Jones is pleased that so many students are in the U15 squads of the championship.