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.

Please note that in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, an online search will be carried out as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates.

Related Documents

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

Current Vacancies


Cover Supervisor

Required from September 2023

We are looking to appoint a Cover Supervisor to contribute to the effectiveness of student learning through providing cover for absent teachers.

32.5 hrs per week – term time only

Actual Salary for the hours worked in the range £17,865 – £20,686

Please see applicant information pack for full details

Deadline for receipt of applications: midday on Monday 5 June 2023

Applicant Information pack – Cover Supervisor

Application Form – Support Staff


Teacher of English


Required for September 2023

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an inspirational Teacher of English teacher to join our Ripley family. As the largest secondary school in Lancashire this is an opportunity to shape the education and lives of hundreds of children in our area. We take literacy and reading very seriously at Ripley; we are looking for someone who is as passionate as we are about these important areas and who will bring energy and enthusiasm to champion this cause.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 9am on Monday 5 June 2023

Please see the applicant information pack for full details

Applicant Information pack – English

Application Form – Teaching Staff