Featured News

Operation Gratitude underway – can you help?

We are asking for donations in any form, from food to facemasks, from socks…

Upcoming Event

Applying to Sixth Form

Visit the Sixth Form Open Evening page and catch up with everything.


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

Choral Evensong 4.15pm
Past Event
Year 7 Parents’ Evening (online) Slots between 5pm-8pm Online
Past Event
Careers Focus Week

Careers Focus Week will be held in school from 10 May until 14th  May 2021.

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Choral Evensong 4.15pm

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)