The Ripley Academy School Experience

We aim to provide a variety of extra-curricular activities for students to develop their interests in a wide range of different areas.

Here is a taste of what we have to offer beyond the classroom at The Ripley Academy.

Subject Activity
English Trips to theatres in Derby and Nottingham. This year’s visits include “A Christmas Carol”, “Macbeth” and “Holes”
World Book Day Activities
Children in Need Activities
The Saga Writing Competition
LGBT History Month Activities
Storytelling Week
Holocaust Memorial Day
Abolition of Slavery Day
Synonym Stretchers Activities
Classical Reading Club
Maths Senior Maths Challenge
Junior Maths Challenge
EMET Team Maths Challenge
Intermediate Maths Challenge
Languages French trip to Paris
The Big International Issue: Developing students speaking and writing skills on global and current topics.
Keynote Speaker David Binns of Sanako’s talk on Languages in careers
International cinema club
Nottingham University GCSE Languages Day
Spanish trip to Barcelona region
Humanities Trips to Derby to two places of worship and Elvaston Castle
Trip to the Holocaust Centre
Science Attenborough Nature Reserve Trip
STEM Challenge – toxic popcorn
Women in Science & Engineering Workshop
Rolls Royce Pure flight  Workshop
GCSE Science Live! visit
Big Bang Fair visit
STEM Competition; competing with other students from schools across the East Midlands
Derby Science Festival
Science Club
Computer Science STEM Coding club
Bebras Challenges (National computational thinking challenge)
Bletchley Park Trip
CyberFirst Girls Competition
DT & Art Italy Trip
London Trip
Good Food Show Visit
Visit to Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Shefffield Hallam University
Social Sciences World Mental Health Day Activities
PE Netball Club
Dodgeball Club
Badminton Club
Year 8 football lunch club
Year 9/10 Sports leaders assisting AVSSP with Junior school Athletics
Year 9/10 Sports leaders assisting with multi skills festivals
Year 9/10 Sports leaders assisting junior school sports days
Cross country events
Year 9/10 football fixtures
Year 11 football fixtures
Year 8 football tournament
Girls football tournament
Moorways athletics comp
Year 7 football tournament
Whole school sports day
Swimming Gala
Girls rounders tournaments
Loughborough University visit for KS5 and aspirational KS4 students
KS5 Sport students work experience in PE