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ORA Audience prize success for Ripley alumnus Pip

During the live stream of the final on Saturday 24th July at Holy Cross Church,…

Upcoming Event

Sixth Form Open Evening

Come and visit our outstanding Sixth Form on 11 November from 6-8.30pm…


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 7 Welcome Parents Evening 19.00-21.00 Main School
Ripley Harvest Service 7pm Chapel, Ripley St Thomas

Ripley’s Harvest Challenge/Invitation 2021:

Our Harvest Service will be on Tuesday 5 October, 7pm – all welcome!

1) If you are able, please can you bring item(s) for donation from us as a school to give to the Olive Branch this Harvest?

2) Collect these items in your form rooms (get boxes from Chaplaincy)

3) You have until Friday 1st October to bring items to your forms (which is soon!)

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Year 11 Parents Evening 17.00 Online
Year 7 Concert 1 19.00-21.00 Main School

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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