Ethos & Spiritual Dimension

Ensuring spirituality features in all aspects of school life

At Ripley we have a deep sense of Christian community; this is expressed not only in the way we live out our lives together but in our corporate worshipping life. Pupils and staff begin each day with an act of collective worship in our school chapel and special services are held throughout the year to celebrate the Christian festivals.

In view of the Christian foundation of the school, the governors expect that in choosing the school parents thereby commit their child to taking a full part in the RE and worshipping life of the school.

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.