As well as being home to Repton school, one of England’s bestknown and oldest public schools with an uninterrupted record of education dating back to the mid-sixteenth century, the village has many other impressive historic buildings including St Wystan’s Church, the burial place of two Mercian kings.
Education & Health
Repton Primary School is just a few minutes walk away, and pupils normally attend John Port secondary school in Etwall, a technology academy assessed as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. A school bus for John Port School starts its journey just 200 yards from Somersgate. There is also a private primary school, St Wystan’s, in the High Street. Willington Surgery incorporates a pharmacy as well as GP services, and some community health services are also delivered through Repton Health Centre.
Leisure & Recreation
Local outdoor amenities include Willington Nature Reserve, and the watersports, fishing and delightful woodland walks at Foremark Reservoir, with its rich diversity of wildlife. The leisure centres in Etwall and Burton upon Trent both include gyms and swimming pools.
Shops around Repton Cross include a Spar grocery, off-licence and newsagent, a traditional family butchers and a Post Office that also offers stationery, gifts, dry cleaning and shoe repair services. There is also a hairdresser and a beauty salon in the village, and a large Co-op and a hardware store in nearby Willington.
Repton’s lively community supports a wide assortment of clubs and organisations, from cubs and brownies to a local art group. In addition to an Indian restaurant and a farm tearoom, the village has a Chinese takeaway and a fish and chip shop, and local pubs include the Red Lion, the Bull’s Head and the Boot, which has a micro-brewery and a restaurant. There is also a pleasant rural walk from Somersgate to the Swan Inn at Milton, around half a mile away.
Recycling bins for glass, textiles and household packaging can be found in the car park of Repton Village Hall, five minutes’ walk from Somersgate.
Just two miles from the intersection of the A50 and the A38, Repton is convenient for travel throughout the midlands. Willington railway station, a mile and a half from the development, offers services to Nottingham and Birmingham via Derby, nine minutes away, and Burton-on-Trent. The Villager V3 bus service passes through Repton on its route between Burton-on-Trent, a journey of fifteen minutes, and Derby.