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Sixth Form meet Holocaust survivor Hedi Argent MBE

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Y9 Options Evening

Up to the end of Year 9, pupils have had very little choice about what…


 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

Choral Evensong 4.15pm Ripley Chapel

Officiant: The Revd Leah Vasey-Saunders
Organist: Mr Jonathan Bielby FRCO
Responses: Plainsong Psalm: 1 (Plainsong)
Readings: 2 Chronicles 29.1-11; Mark 11.15-19
Canticles: Tallis Dorian
Anthem: Lead me, Lord (Wesley)
Hymn: Forty days and forty nights
Voluntary: Giant Fugue , BWV 680 (Bach)

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Y9 Parents’ Evening 5pm - 8pm Throughout school
LCM Pop Choir After School Ripley Chapel
LCM Pop Choir All day Lancaster Priory

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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