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.

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