Welcome Message from Chief Executive Officer and Principal
“Welcome to The Ripley Academy and thank you for expressing an interest in our school.”
The Ripley Academy, established in September 2014, is a founding partner of the East Midlands Education Trust. a collaboration between The Ripley Academy and the West Bridgford School. For those of you who are unfamiliar with The West Bridgford School, it is one of the highest performing non-selective schools in the country and is rated by OfSTED as outstanding.
The Ripley Academy offers local parents an outstanding educational provision for their children. Irrespective of ability, we aim to meet all students’ needs in a safe and caring environment, with academic rigour. Our focus is to ensure that all of our students realise or exceed their potential and leave our school well-qualified and ready for the next stage in their learning.
Our ethos is child-centred and aims to ensure that all of our students will thrive and excel within a framework of firm, fair and caring discipline. We will seek to give our students the very best opportunities and facilities. The innovative manner of our partnership between the two schools means that The Ripley Academy will benefit from the expertise that the West Bridgford School has to offer.
The Ripley Academy, as part of the East Midlands Educational Trust, has great ambitions for the children of Ripley and I am confident that local parents and carers will endorse these. The Ripley Academy will remain at the heart of its local community and seeks to make parents and carers proud of their local school and their natural choice of schooling for their child.
Thank you for your interest in The Ripley Academy and I do hope that you decide to become a member of our school community.
CEO East Midlands Education Trust
“The Ripley Academy succeeds a vibrant and successful school, serving Ripley and the surrounding areas. We are proud of our students’ excellent academic achievements and the exceptional care and support provided via a dedicated staff.”
We offer a wide range of learning pathways in both academic and vocational courses to ensure we cater for the needs of all our students. We are committed to supporting students’ aspirations and building on achievements. We wish to see our students developing self confidence, initiative, resilience as well as care and concern for others.
Our school has the following core beliefs and values, which I believe are critical in developing our students into the well-rounded and successful adults they can be. They are:
- The highest possible standards in all that we do
- Students are happy and safe
- We develop a thirst for learning
- We all show each other respect
- We provide a caring and welcoming environment
I look forward to working together as we support the education of your child.
Principal, The Ripley Academy