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Jamie switches to fast tracks

Are you still in the competitive BMX world and secondly how is the track cycling…

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Applying to Sixth Form after Open Evening

Our Sixth Form Open Evening was held on Thursday 11 November from 5pm-8pm. Applications are…


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

PSHE Day 3 All day Academy and Sixth Form
Y10 Parents Evening 17.00-20.00 Online
Careers Focus Week 2 Academy and Sixth Form
Y12 Parents Evening 17.00-20.00 Online

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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