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


Teacher of English (Maternity Cover)

We have two positions available for Teachers of English to cover maternity leave within the department. These are full time positions with a start date of September 2024.

Please see the Applicant Information below for full details.

Deadline for receipt of applications: midday on Friday 17 May 2024

Teacher of English (maternity cover) Applicant Information

Application Form – Teaching Staff


Teacher of Art and Design & Technology (maternity cover)

We are looking for an enthusiastic and inspiring candidate to teach Art and Design & Technology.  This is a temporary, full time position to cover a maternity leave.

Start date: September 2024

Please see the Applicant Information below for full details.

Deadline for receipt of applications: midday on Friday 17 May 2024

Applicant Information pack – Teacher of Art and Design Technology (maternity cover)

Application Form – Teaching Staff

Teacher of Science


Start date: September 2024

We are looking to appoint an inspirational and dynamic Teacher of Science  to teach across the curriculum, including GCSE, with the potential to teach A Level.  This is a full time, permanent position.

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

The science department at Ripley St Thomas comprises 10 full-time and 3 part-time Science teachers, supported by 3 laboratory technicians, with a range of skills, experience and interests but all sharing a common purpose. All sciences are very popular at A Level, with large numbers of students building on their GCSE successes.  Within the department there is a strong and supportive team dynamic; we extend a friendly welcome to all professionals who share our belief in hard work and our aspiration to excellence.

Please see the Applicant Information below for full details.

Deadline for receipt of applications: midday on Monday 20 May 2024

Applicant Information pack – Teacher of Science

Application Form – Teaching Staff