Students will no longer be able to wear plastic retainers in facial piercings from Monday 5th January 2015. All facial piercings and retainers must be removed before school.
Mrs J Scattergood
Celebration of Achievement Evening
Wednesday saw our annual Celebration of Achievement evening, held at the Hayes conference centre in Swanwick. The evening saw our students rewarded for their hard work, progress and results for the last academic year, as well a group of our current Year 7 students who received an award for the fantastic start they have made to life at The Ripley Academy.
The night also saw live musical performances from our award winning band “Parasight”, who played two numbers and showed the gathered staff, students and dignitaries why they won the Derbyshire Battle of the Bands competition last year. Gemma Strange and Danielle Seal performed a piano and vocal duo, whilst the earlier ceremony saw performances from the exceptionally talented Alice North on her saxophone and Imogen Broughton singing an Emily Sande number.
The event was as always supported by both the Amber Valley and Ripley Rotary Clubs who provided and presented prizes to our students who had contributed to the Academy and the community as a whole.
Notable winners of awards on the evening were Luke Pavier who won the Carolyn Axup Silent Star award, which is awarded in honour a former student of the school. George Curtis was the recipient of the coveted Principal’s commendation award for his superb efforts last year, working to enhance the education of not only students within our school, but also in our local primary schools.
Senior Director of Learning