Academy

Year 7

Welcome to Ripley St Thomas. It is a privilege as Progress Leader for Year 7 to work alongside, and support our pupils at the beginning of a new, and exciting chapter in their lives, as they transfer from primary school to Ripley.

Year 7 offers all pupils the opportunity to experience a broad curriculum with many new and interesting subjects to study such as Agriculture and Horticulture, Drama, Geography, History, Music and Technology. There are also many extracurricular activities to experience and I encourage everyone to get involved, it is a great way to make new friends.

Here at Ripley we believe it is important to make a difference to other people, and that begins in Year 7. Throughout the year there will be many opportunities to serve those around you, those within the local community and those further afield through charity work and through completing the Archbishop of York Young Leaders’ Award.

The Year 7 Team

Mrs Burr (top) is our Progress Leader for Year 7 and Mrs Slinger (below) is Assistant Progress Leader for Year 7.

As a former pupil, and parent, I understand how it feels to exchange the security of your primary school for the unknown, but we do all we can to ease the transition. Whilst there will be many new experiences, please do not worry about them – we are here to support and encourage you every step of the way.

Mrs Burr, Progress Leader for Y7