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.
“ The academy demonstrates excellence in all aspects of its work ”
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Upcoming events and dates for the diary
It is the Friends’ Harvest Service on Tuesday 4 October at 7pm in the School Chapel.
We are inviting donations for our local foodbank, The Olive Branch, if you are able and would like to contribute. Please can items be sent into school with your son/daughter to their form rooms (by Monday 3 October), then all the items will be gathered ahead of the Harvest Service, be displayed in the Chapel and passed on to the Olive Branch.
You are warmly invited to this service and refreshments (soup and bread) afterwards.
Chairman of Friends
7.00pm Harvest Festival Eucharist †
Celebrant: The Revd Craig Abbott
Organist: Mr Andy Plowman
Setting: Mass of St Thomas (Thorne)
Readings: Deuteronomy 26.1-11, John 6.25-35
Anthem: Look at the world (Rutter)
Hymns: NEH263, CP262, NEH239, School hymn
Voluntary: Intro and Toccata on Lasst uns Erfreuen (Choveaux)
Thursday 6th October
4.15pm Choral Evensong †
Officiant: The Venerable David Picken
Organist: Mr Ian Pattinson FRCO
Responses: Gillthorpe Psalm: 62
Readings: Ecclesiasticus 3.17-24, Mark 9:33-37
Canticles: Stanford in B flat Anthem: Lead me, Lord (Wesley)
Hymn: I heard the voice of Jesus say (NEH376)
Voluntary: Choral Song (Wesley)
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.