Join an Outstanding Academy

We’re always looking for outstanding individuals to aid the delivery of an outstanding education. Ripley St Thomas is unique in so many ways, boasting academic success, a deeply embedded Christian ethos,  a tradition of nurture and service within a strong school community, and we have beautiful grounds including school farm and stables.

Our young people are hardworking, very well behaved, eager to learn and make a positive difference in society.

If you wish to make your mark as a professional and develop yourself in a thriving learning community, we hope you will make an application for one of the posts below.  We can promise you outstanding professional support and development, whatever your stage of career.

Please read the welcome letter and job description included in the relevant application pack before completing the downloadable application form. You should also write a letter (no more than 2 sides of A4 – font Tahoma 11) outlining how your skills and experience fit you for the relevant post.

Prospective candidates are welcome to visit the school prior to interview. Please ring Mrs Rees, the Principal’s Executive Assistant to make an appointment.

We can offer:

  • A school with a distinctive Christian mission, ethos and strong traditions, dating back to 1864
  • The opportunity to work in a school graded as outstanding in all areas by both Ofsted and SIAMS (Church school inspection)
  • A highly achieving 11-18 school with consistently excellent results at GCSE and A Level
  • Fantastic pupils who are hardworking, enthusiastic and impeccably behaved
  • Supportive and aspirational parents
  • A dedicated, enthusiastic and highly professional staff team
  • A professional working environment in which all staff are valued, listened to and able to fully use their gifts and talents.
  • Extra-curricular sporting facilities for staff including fully equipped gym, swimming pool and running track

Safeguarding Recruitment Statement

Ripley St Thomas CE Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. View our policy using the link below.

Related Documents

Please click on the links below to download the relevant documents.

Current Vacancies


Teacher of Girls’ PE (maternity cover)

We are looking to appoint an inspirational and dynamic Teacher of Girls’ PE from November 2022 to cover a maternity leave and to teach a wide range of activities across the curriculum, including GCSE and/or A Level if needed.

This is a part time position (3 days per week), or there is the option for a full time role which would be a combination of PE and cover.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join a leading and dynamic department that achieves very good results across all areas of Physical Education at both GCSE and A level standard, benefits from excellent facilities and offers a wide range of co-curricular opportunities.  .

Please see the applicant information below for full details.

Deadline for receipt of applications: midday on Thursday 6 October 2022

Teacher of PE (maternity cover) Applicant Information pack

Application Form


Departmental Assistant for Music and Performing Arts

We are looking to recruit a Departmental Assistant to provide general clerical and administrative support for the Music and Performing Arts departments.

This post is 30 hours per week, term time only plus 1 week.

The actual salary for the hours worked will be in the range £13,495 to £14,040.

Please see the applicant information below for full details..

Deadline for receipt of applications: Friday 14 October 2022

Music and Performing Arts Departmental Assistant Applicant Information

Application Form

Catering Assistants

We require two catering assistants to start as soon as possible.

The first position is permanent and is for 16.25 hours per week (term time plus 4 days).

The second position is temporary, to cover a maternity leave until July 2023, and is for 20 hours per week (term time plus 4 days).

The hourly rate for both positions will be in the range £9.5030 to £9.5979

Please see the job descriptions below for full details.

Please note that CVs are not accepted, to apply for either of these vacancies you need to complete the application form below. Please enter on the application form whether you are applying for the permanent position / temporary, maternity cover / either. Along with the completed application form, applicants should write a letter addressed to Mrs Walmsley, the Principal, outlining how their experience fits them for the role.

The deadline for receipt of applications is midday on Friday 14 October 2022.

Job Description Catering Assistant – permanent – 16.25hrs per week

Job Description Catering Assistant (maternity cover) – 20hrs per week

Application Form