Open Evening for September 2022 intake

Due to the current uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, we have taken the decision to postpone our Open Evening which was due to take place on 1 July 2021. The new date is planned for Thursday 16 September 2021, although this is subject to COVID restrictions lifting.

In the meantime, why not take a look at our virtual open evening resources on this page to give you a flavour of who we are and what we offer. 

Please note: these videos relate to the academic year September 2021.  The dates in our admissions officer’s presentation are therefore incorrect for the intake in September 2022.  The examples of how church attendance would have been calculated during church closure refers to last year, but the principle is the same for September 2022.

The updated information will be shared during our Open Evening presentations in September if we are able to go ahead. Please also see the Admissions Policy marked as September 2022 intake which is in the related documents section at the bottom of this page.  This gives full details of our admissions criteria and how they are applied. Please note that our admissions number for September 2022 will be 262.

We look forward to meeting you at our Open Evening in September 2021. 


Welcome to the Ripley St Thomas Virtual Open Evening. We hope the films, presentations and documents will help you to select Ripley as your preferred school. On this page, you’ll find:

  • Our 2020 Film
  • Keynote Talk by Mrs C Walmsley, Principal
  • Admissions Presentation by Mrs J Rees, Admissions Officer
  • Interview with Year 8 pupils
  • Subject Selfies
  • Learning Support Presentation

You can also download our prospectus and admissions documents at the bottom this page.

Open Evening Film

Watch our Open Evening film for a tour around the school and an insight into life at Ripley St Thomas.

Keynote Talk

Mrs C Walmsley, Principal, delivers a Keynote Talk from the School Chapel with details on our history, vision, values and information about all the wonderful opportunities on offer at Ripley.

Admissions Presentation

Mrs J Rees, Admissions Officer, presents important information on how to join us in September. Relevant application documents are available to download at the bottom of this page, or by visiting our Policies section.

Year 8 Interviews

Mrs R Burr, Progress Leader for Year 7, talks to our Year 8 pupils about their experience of joining Ripley last year, with tips for Year 6 pupils transitioning to secondary school.

Subject Selfies

Our Subject Leaders have recorded short videos to give you an insight into the departments at Ripley, and what you could be studying next year.

Learning Support

Click on the image below to download a presentation and meet the Learning Support team.


Related Documents

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

Contact Us

If you have any questions relating to admissions which are left unanswered, please email

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we regret we are unable to welcome visitors to the school this year.