Our school was opened on July 14 1864, and so we are 156 years old today. We were unable to have our usual Founders' Day celebrations but a special event has been held to celebrate the outstanding contribution made by four members of staff during the time of the Pandemic.
These four – Vicki Bell, Mark Bush, Chris Hale and Steve Walton – have embodied the Ripley spirit over these past months and have gone the extra mile in a whole range of ways to keep the school going and to support our local community and local NHS.
Vicki, Mark, Chris and Steve were presented with a Ripley Medal by Mrs Garnett, Chair of Governors, in honour of their dedication and their contribution.
We are enormously grateful to them and enormously proud of them!