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Supporting Ripley for Over 40 Years

The Friends has been running for over forty years, working with Ripley St Thomas to improve facilities and provide resources, equipment and much more for the school.

The group of individuals, mainly made up of past and current parents, work together to raise funds that departments at Ripley can appeal to, in the interest of gaining items that will enhance the students learning in and out of the classroom. The majority of the equipment may be seen as basic, however many departments have benefited from items which have given an edge to learning that other schools simply cannot match. 

Many of you may be aware of the various Friends’ events that take place throughout the year, all with one aim to raise funds, however the Ripley Bonfire Night, Fun Run, Carol Service and Strawberry supper, to name a few, simply could not run without your help! Take a look at the News and Events page to keep up to date with Friends Events as they occur. 

If you believe that you can help the Friends, however small it may be, get in touch and become a Friend of Ripley St Thomas. Contact us via e-mail:

Supper Run

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High Street Clothing Sale

Sixty people attended our recent High Street Clothing Sale and from all accounts you had a fantastic time. Here are some of the comments we received about the event:

I thought that it was really good. It was great to meet some mums, as I came on my own.
It was well organised. I bought some items that I’m really pleased with.

Well done

What a great night! I have bought beautiful sparkly outfits just in time for Christmas. We had so much fun. Thank you Lesley for your perseverance.

Georgie and Joyce

Great night, super bargains, good fun

Thank you


Dear Mrs Kelly,

The fashion show was great and my friends went home with some great bargains, sadly nothing for me though I was tempted!

I know of the stress and worry that go into planning these events, having organised one for our primary school and we only just sold enough tickets. If only more people would support it!

Thank you again for all the hard work you put into the Friends. Hope the Manchester trip has been well-supported, I’m involved in our local messy church that day so sadly can’t join you.

Best wishes, Judith


Offering feedback from the fashion show. My friend and I enjoyed it. Was well organised and carried out. 

A suggestion moving forward is maybe to have a fashion show that offers teenagers clothes, men’s and women’s and get pupils to fashion them on a catwalk!!!


Thank you for your support. It was a very social occasion and there were lots of bargains to be had. Unfortunately we didn’t meet our target of 80 people attending but hopefully next year more people will come and we can fill the Phythian Hall.

Chaos Jacob Print

Chaos Jacob print available to purchase from the Friends @ £39.50 per print. Please contact for more information.


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