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Name: Ripley Endowed Church of England Primary School
Location: Harrogate
Executive Headteacher: Mrs Lisa Jackson-Ward

Ripley Endowed Church of England Primary School is a wonderful, small school where everyone’s talents are celebrated. We’re incredibly lucky to be situated in the idyllic village of Ripley, with its stunning scenery, castle, grounds and of course its world-famous ice-cream!

Established in 1702, we provide a beautiful setting for a unique education within our peaceful and spacious grounds.

This allows us to offer exciting opportunities such as forest school, an outdoor decked play area and an artificial grass pitch for sports whilst still retaining that ‘small-school’ feel.

We pride ourselves on living by our Christian values of friendship, trust, hope and reverence; we believe in encouraging one another so that confidences and self-esteem are developed positively.

Our strong links with the church and the local community help to reinforce those values, and to help our young people engage with the wider community through work with the diocese and local charities.

We’re also good friends of the Village Society, and jointly hold events like the Farmyard Nativity (in an actual stable!), church pensioners’ lunches every month, Remembrance Day services, Christmas tree lighting-up ceremonies, carol concerts and many other events. For a small village, there’s a lot going on!

Run by a small but dedicated team, Ripley is the perfect place to start school.

We offer pre-school sessions, and keep strong links across the year groups to promote the community spirit at Ripley.

Our inclusive, whole-school activities include daily worship, school inter-house competitions and achievements, weekly celebration assemblies (which parents can come and see too!), termly school-wide curriculum enrichment weeks, summer picnics and so much more.

To top it off we even offer wrap-around care too with a breakfast club and themed after-school activities.

Why not give us a call to arrange a visit, to see what makes us so special?

Find the school online here and on Facebook.

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