Featured News

New Mental Health First Aiders for Ripley

After completing an MHFA England online course, Ripley St Thomas CE Academy staff Mr P…

Upcoming Event

Year 12 Virtual Induction Day

On the day, you will be able to watch and listen to staff and current…


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

Year 8 Parents’ Evening Slots between 5pm-8pm Online
Y12 Blencathra Trip 5 day trip ends 25/06/2021 Blencathra

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)