High Performance Sport | Repton School

High Performance Sport




The Repton High Performance Programme is an important part of our sporting provision. As part of the provision, our most promising and talented athletes are assigned a mentor who will help guide them through their Repton journey, not solely via the development of skills but by helping to shape attitudes, values and being a source of emotional and psychological support.

Mentors are also on hand to facilitate the transition beyond Repton with strong links to universities across the globe and professional sporting institutions.


Competitive matches are regularly recorded in our focus sports to allow coaches to analyse the performance of the players. Players are able to watch their performances back and clip their highlights using their own analysis account, helping them compile a portfolio ready for professional clubs or University entry either in the UK or overseas.

We are increasingly developing our ability to live stream sports action. 1st XI cricket and football matches are regularly live streamed to an external audience, with more planned to followed.


Repton School has been selected by Podium Analytics, founded by Ron Dennis, CBE, as a pilot school in the establishment of ‘The Podium Analytics Institute for Youth Sports Medicine and Technology at the University of Oxford. This will be the first-of-its-kind institute focused on 11 to 18-year-olds and safety for lifelong health. Its purpose is to inspire and forge evidence-based changes in sport and physical education and to develop innovative technologies to monitor, analyse and ultimately prevent injury in sport

“Safety in sport is paramount and it’s essential that the focus shifts to young people. These early years are where habits are formed.” Ron Dennis CBE, Founder of Podium Analytics


Repton is home to a leading Strength and Conditioning Gym facility where individuals, teams and squads enjoy specialist and individualised sessions with our full-time coach. This is linked to our physiotherapy and rehabilitation programme, ensuring that our young performers start being guided back to full fitness from any injury within days of occurrence.

The Strength and Conditioning Gym consists of:

  • 4 Performance Power racks with Olympic lifting platforms
  • Double dumbbell weight rack up to 25 kg and benches
  • TRX and pull-up rig
  • 15m running track
  • 5 Watt Bikes
  • Large, matted warm-up area
  • A range of med balls, slam balls, kettlebells, and bands

All pupils playing sport at Repton learn about the importance of movement quality with a focus on improving technical competencies and developing good mobility and coordination. As pupils progress through the High Performance Sport programme, focus shifts to building whole-body strength and power levels, followed by a performance focus at 1st team level. 

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Having grown up in a sporty family, sport has always played a significant role in Lizzy's life. While completing an internship at Team Hallam during her final year of her undergraduate degree at Sheffield Hallam University, she found a passion for coaching and athletic development. This inspired Lizzy to continue her studies and she completed a master’s in Strength & conditioning Coaching the following year.

Lizzy gained a wealth of experience working with youth performance athletes at Millfield School. She completed a graduate role in the athletic development department working with a variety of sports including Hockey, Athletics and Fencing. Alongside this role, she also worked with Wales Lacrosse as the lead Strength & Conditioning coach for the Women’s U19 team.


Growing up in the Midlands led Simon Foskett to the perhaps not-so-obvious choice of sport: sailing. With sailing, he competed both nationally and internationally, representing Great Britain. More recently, he has enjoyed pushing himself in endurance sports while making the most of getting the skis out and chasing down any snow that falls.

Away from sport, throughout his upbringing, Simon always had role models in the healthcare profession. Both this and his passion for sport led him to a career in physiotherapy.

After completing his Master’s degree, Simon co-founded a chain of successful wellbeing clinics across Derbyshire that provide physiotherapy, nutrition, and wellbeing services. He has always been passionate about being hands-on with clients and has worked with patients of all backgrounds, including NHS referrals, medical insurers, and private patients.

In more recent years, Simon has chosen to specialise in sports physiotherapy and completed an IOC diploma to help refine his skills. He is now based at Repton School leading their High Performance Clinic, where he has access to state-of-the-art training facilities and works with individual athletes who have or are chasing down their dream of turning professional or representing their country.


INTERN PROGRAMME in partnership with

Masters students from Loughborough University have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience as an intern providing expertise to Repton’s sports programme alongside their study. 



“My time at Repton allowed me to apply theory from my masters degree into practice. The varied responsibilities I had were tailored to the areas I wanted to develop. From supporting and leading gym and pitch sessions as well as the tennis first team, to assisting the rehabilitation programme, the latter being a unique experience for a Strength and Conditioning internship. This, alongside work experience in a boarding school environment, improved my coaching and employability, but it also consolidated my career path for the future. As a result of this, it helped me to secure my current role as an athletic development graduate assistant at Bradfield college. I am grateful for my time at Repton and look forward to staying in touch in the future.”

Masters Student