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Founders’ Day 2022

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Sixth Form Enrolment

You will be able to access the online enrolment form by visiting https://enrol.thesixthform.com The…


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 worshipping community, witnessing to the Christian faith in all the school’s activities, Ripley St Thomas Church of England Academy aims to develop to the full the academic, spiritual, aesthetic and physical potential of each pupil, encouraging in its members a real and living faith in God.

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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

A level Results day From 8am Sixth Form Centre
GCSE Results Day 8.30am-10.00am Sixth Form Centre
Sixth Form Enrolment from 9am on Thursday 25 August until 3pm on Friday 26th August ONLINE and Sixth Form Centre

You will be able to access the online enrolment form by visiting https://enrol.thesixthform.com

The enrolment process will open at 9am on Thursday 25th August, GCSE Results Day, and you will be able to enrol online from that time until 3pm on Friday 26th August.

Please read the following: Sixth Form enrolment letterSubject Entry Requirements and Dress Code

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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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