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Holocaust Memorial Day live testimony from Ruth Posner BEM

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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 Christian community, we aim to provide an education which enables all members of our Ripley family to flourish academically, personally and spiritually. Through acts of faith, hope and love, we encourage our young people to live well, to serve others, and to make a difference in the world.

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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

Y10 and 11 Girls’ House Football Afternoon School field
Intermediate Maths Challenge P1 2 3 Throughout school
Choral Evensong- Thursday 2nd February CANDLEMAS 4.15pm Ripley Chapel

With the Chapel Choir of Stonyhurst College

Officiant: The Revd Leah Vasey-Saunders
Organist: Mr Andy Plowman
Responses: Ayleward Psalm: 24
Readings: Malachi 3.1-5, Luke 2.22-40
Canticles: Collegium Regale (Howells)
Anthem: When to the temple Mary went (Eccard)
Hymn: When in our music God is glorified (CP618)
Voluntary: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern

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Ripley ITT

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

Then Ripley SCITT could be your route into teacher training. As a trainee teacher on the Ripley 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.

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