The Ripley Academy

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.





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



Senior Maths Challenge


Junior Maths Challenge


EMET Team Maths Challenge


Intermediate Maths Challenge



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



Trips to Derby to two places of worship and Elvaston Castle


Trip to the Holocaust Centre



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



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