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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As in previous years, the concert will be held in the Main School Hall. Performers will be required at various points throughout the day on Tuesday 6th December (timetable to be confirmed) and we will
work with other departments to minimise any disruption. The dress code for performers is all black (plain, black long-sleeved shirt/top, black trousers/skirt, black socks and school shoes) and pupils will
need this for the dress rehearsal after school.
All performers will meet in the School Hall at 3.05pm and we will stay through until the performance. Pizzas will be provided (please let us know of any special dietary requirements) between the rehearsals
and the concert, and pupils should bring a £1 contribution towards the cost of this. The concert starts at 7.00pm and doors will open for audience members at 6.40pm.
We have a strict limit on ticket numbers, and they are provided on a first come first serve basis. Please use the link below to book your tickets online; tickets are priced at £6 for adults and £4 for children.
The ticket website will close at midday on Tuesday 6th December; it will not be possible to book tickets after this time. Any parents who are willing and able to contribute a raffle prize for the evening can do
so with this reply slip as well. Proceeds from the concert will go towards the work of the Music Department. Tickets can be purchased through the link below.
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.