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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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Upcoming Events

Upcoming events and dates for the diary

Friends’ Harvest Service 7pm Ripley Chapel

Dear Parents/Guardians,

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.

Many thanks,

Lesley Kelly

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)


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Choral Evensong 4.15pm Ripley Chapel

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)

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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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