How to Find us and Bus Routes

Repton offers a comprehensive School bus service for pupils in the Prep and Senior School from Ashbourne, Duffield, Derby, Uttoxeter and Shenstone and a morning only service from Loughborough. This is available for pupils from Year 1 upwards (with consideration given to Reception pupils using the bus accompanied by an older sibling). Services operate to and from the Schools, Monday to Saturday covering seven different routes.

At the Senior School, the buses drop off and depart from the Arch and at the Prep School the buses drop off and depart from Front Square at the bottom of the Portico steps. Pupils in Lower Prep will be accompanied to and from the bus by either our bus driver or a member of staff. 

Please download the Bus Service Guide below for further information and how to apply for a seat.

Bus Service Guide

All our buses have excellent maintenance records and vehicle breakdowns are very rare. All drivers carry mobile phones (though for safety they cannot answer these while driving) and regular drivers are used to ensure continuity; all are qualified and DBS cleared. The drivers are updated daily on bus occupancy and the School endeavour to ensure that each driver knows exactly who is getting on the bus at which stop.

These routes are subject to change and are adjusted annually to enable as many pupils as possible to make use of the service.

For more details, please contact Ruth Powney on 01283 707100 or email

How To Find Us

Repton Prep is located to the south of Derby, and easily is reached from both the M6 and M1 using the A50.

When using Satellite Navigation, please use the postcode: DE65 6EJ

From the M1 Motorway

Leave the M1 at Junction 24 signposted A453 Nottingham. At the roundabout at the end of the slip road take the A50 westbound towards Stoke. Proceed for 6½ miles and take the exit signed A514 Swadlincote. At the roundabout at the end of the slip road take the first exit onto the A514 to Swadlincote. Proceed along the road for just under 1 mile through Swarkestone. After the Crewe & Harpur pub, cross the bridge over the river and immediately turn right, signed Ingleby and Foremark. Proceed along this road for just over 2 miles through Ingleby and shortly after leaving the village turn right signed Foremark, Milton and Repton. The entrance to Repton Prep can be found ½ mile on your left hand side.

From Derby, Lichfield and the West

From the roundabout at the Junction of the A38 and A50, take the B5008 signposted Willington and Repton. Proceed along this road for ¾ mile to the double roundabout in the centre of Willington. At the first roundabout take the 2nd exit and at the subsequent roundabout take the 1st exit signposted Repton B5008. Continue along this road for just over 1 mile into the centre of Repton and at the roundabout take the 1st exit onto Brook End, signed to Melbourne. Continue along this road for 1 mile and turn left on the sharp right hand bend as the road drops into Milton. The main entrance to the school can be found on the right hand side after one mile.

Local Accommodation

The Boot Inn, Repton
2 Miles / 6 Min Drive 

The John Thompson Inn, Ingleby
2 Miles / 7 Min Drive 

The Staff of Life, Ticknall
3.5 Miles / 8 Min Drive 

Crewe & Harpur, Swarkestone
3.7 Miles / 9 Min Drive 

Mercure Newton Park, Burton on Trent
4 Miles / 11 Min Drive 

Harper’s of Melbourne, Melbourne
5 Miles / 14 Min Drive 

Self Catering Apartment in Repton village.
£70 per night Sunday – Thursday, £80 per night Friday and Saturday.
Email: Mrs Susan Bloor
Call: 07947374172

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