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Sixth Form Open Evening 2021

Register your interest NOW! This year our Sixth Form Open Evening will be held online.


Ripley is a large school situated in beautiful grounds in the city of Lancaster. The school has a long and proud tradition, having been established as the gift of Thomas and Julia Ripley in 1864. Their spirit of adventure, philanthropy and faith is still at the core of what we do and what we offer today, 150 years later.

Our Mission Statement

As a worshipping community, witnessing to the Christian faith in all the school’s activities, Ripley St Thomas Church of England Academy aims to develop to the full the academic, spiritual, aesthetic and physical potential of each pupil, encouraging in its members a real and living faith in God.

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The academy demonstrates excellence in all aspects of its work

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming events and dates for the diary

Sixth Form Open Evening 2021 Online - see www.ripleystthomas.com for details

Register your interest NOW!

This year our Sixth Form Open Evening will be held online. This proved extremely successful at our main Academy Open Evening in September and we expect the same outcome with our Sixth Form event.  It may seem later than some other schools but we are preparing a comprehensive, informative, enticing experience for you all – one which will be fresh in your mind when it comes to applying so save the date!

The virtual event and application process will launch at thesixthform.com on Thursday 4 February from 5pm and be available to watch any time after this date.

The evening will give pupils and parents a glimpse of life at Ripley St Thomas and include:

  • Sixth Form Film
  • Keynote Talk by Mr M Sim, Head of Sixth Form
  • Course information presentations
  • Prospectus
  • Launch of the online application process

Register to this event for updates and application information here – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/open-evening-the-sixth-form-at-ripley-st-thomas-tickets-131617045125.

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Ripley Teaching School Alliance

Do you want to train to be a primary or secondary teacher?

Then Ripley TSA SCITT could be your route into teacher training. As a trainee teacher on the Ripley TSA SCITT Programme you will spend a much greater proportion of time in school than you would on a traditional PGCE programme and the curriculum will be delivered by outstanding teachers who work in our partnership schools.

Initial Teacher Training (SCITT)