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Y11 Parents’ Evening 2

This parents’ evening will be held in school, on a face to face basis.


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.


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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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The academy demonstrates excellence in all aspects of its work

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming events and dates for the diary

Spring Concert 7pm School Hall

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 21st March; it will not be possible to book tickets after this time. More information for performers will be sent out separately along with a reply slip to confirm participation.


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Past Event
Y9 Boys’ House Football Afternoon School field
PSHE Day 4 All day Throughout school
Y11 Parents’ Evening 2 5pm - 8pm Face to face in school

This parents’ evening will be held in school, on a face to face basis. For Fire safety reasons, on arrival at school please sign in alongside your child’s name on his/her Form list located on one of the tables outside the Chaplaincy Room.

Please be aware that there will be limited car parking available on the evening.

Bookings will be made using the “SchoolCloud Parents Evening” system but this is purely for the purposes of making bookings – no video appointments will be available.

On the evening there will be a number of copies of seating plans on display around school to help you locate where you need to go for your appointments, and there will be refreshments available to purchase from the Friends of Ripley. Please bring cash if you wish to purchase anything.

Mr Sim (Head of Sixth Form) and Mrs Abell (Deputy Head of Sixth Form) will be available on the evening to answer any queries you or your child may have regarding progression to the Sixth Form. No appointment is required. All Year 11 pupils who have applied to join the Sixth Form have already been offered a meeting with a sixth form tutor. If your child has not requested a meeting and would now like one, please email : and we will arrange a meeting which will take place during a school day.

The system allows you to choose your own appointment times with your child’s teachers. After booking all of your appointments you will receive an email confirming your appointments schedule. You will also receive a reminder email approximately one hour before your first appointment time on 23rd March 2023.

The window for booking appointments opens at 8pm on Friday 17th March 2023 and closes at 8pm on Tuesday 21st March 2023.


Please visit to log in and book your appointments. No login code is required.

If the link fails to connect you to the log in screen, please click on the orange box that says “Return to Home Page/Screen”.

The teacher appearing for the subject of Biology will cover all three science subjects for your son/daughter
Yours sincerely

Mr R Wilson
Progress Leader Year 11
Teacher of Agriculture and Horticulture

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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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