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‘Outstanding’ again for Ripley!

Felicity Ackroyd, SCITT Director said: “We are delighted that the inspection team recognised the excellent…

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 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

Music Tour 2024 Information Evening 6pm Phythian Theatre, Sixth Form Centre

There are still some places available on the Music Tour, which is taking place 14-18 July 2024. This is always a fantastic experience and something which pupils will remember for years to come. For this tour we will be based on the borders of Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands and plan to visit each. As a treat on the final day, we shall also be visiting Phantasialand theme park.

The tour is open to all pupils in all year groups; everyone is welcome to take part regardless of musical ability or prior involvement in music ensembles and activities.


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Choral Evensong 4.15pm Ripley Chapel

Officiant: The Revd Dr Rebecca Aechtner
Organist: Mr Andy Plowman
Responses: Plainsong Psalm: 46
Readings: Micah 5.2-5a; John 3.16-21
Canticles: Morley Fauxbourdons
Anthem: Rejoice in the Lord always (Purcell)
Hymn: Hark, what a sound
Voluntary: Chorale prelude on Wachet Auf (Bach)


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Y8 Parents’ Evening 5pm - 8pm Phythian

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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