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.



Eli Ankutse
Co-Founder of men's lifestyle platform Ape to Gentlemen and Editor of lifestyle magazine JOSHUA's Magazine, Eli has been working with brands in the luxury space since 2009. Eli has worked with top brands in the alcohol and premium automotive arenas, such as Veuve Clicquot, McLaren and Formula 1. He guest lectures at Nottingham Trent University, is a mental fitness coach and has his own sports lifestyle clothing brand - Pelota.
Emily Gething Lewis
Emily is an accredited Coach and Founder of Chiime, an organisation supporting individuals and companies through 1-1 coaching programmes and workshops. Emily trained with Animas School of Coaching, Oxford University in mindfulness, and worked at MindGym, a behavioural change consultancy for organisations. She also works at Ezra, a digital coaching app, where she consults companies on strategic solutions for scaling coaching.
Nicky Samra
After leaving Repton in 2007, Nicky studied Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Birmingham before beginning a marketing career within the sports sector. He has worked in the UK and Middle East, on both the agency side with IMG and CSM and brand side with ASICS, Tough Mudder and Oman Sail. At the beginning of 2021 he founded his own company, launching a stylish supplement shaker.
Eleanor Sharples
Eleanor is a TV & Radio Correspondent for the Daily Mail. She graduated from Loughborough University in 2016 with a degree in Politics, and later returned to Repton as a sports assistant and then marketing assistant. Eleanor received a gold standard diploma in 2018 in her NCTJ journalism course and went on to join Triangle News press agency as a news reporter, honing her writing skills for national newspapers. This won her the Denis Cassidy Award for Best Young Talent at the National Association of Press Agencies Awards. In 2018 she began the Daily Mail graduate scheme and is now a Correspondent on the Showbusiness desk.