A 'Christian' high school located
in sunny Lancaster
soon to become an Academy.
Originally a school for orphans founded by Thomas and Julia Ripley, the school has evolved into a historic building with charm
The pupils are divided
into several groups; Farmers, Bible-Bashers, Chavs, Emos, Stoners, Popular kids and just plain weird. There
are also those girls who eat in the toilets and throw wet paper at the ceilings, but we don't need to know any more
The sixth form has recently been re-built costing well over £3 million which
includes a £250000 granite
wall, a small cantine and no common room. A very nice place to gain a few A-levels
(if you're studying archeology). In order to take
you want (and there
are over 30 subjects to chose from) they must
fit within the 'Option Blocks' which
not flexible, but sometimes
school has a Farm, swimming pool, two gyms, a main
hall and a new sports hall. Along with
plasma screens which
just tell you what your form teacher should have told you the same day.
Despite being a 'Christian' school, it now welcomes pupils from other faiths who will be forced to go to the Chapel
once a week and to say the 'Grace' at the end of each day.
Overall, it's a great school which
has been judged 'Outstanding' by Ofsted inspectors. These people need a slap around the face!
Student seeks teachers help at Ripley St Thomas:
Student: "I'd like to take ICT at A-level but it doesn't fit with my other
subjects in the option blocks...what should I do?''
Teacher: ''Oh, well, take Music
Technology, it's quite
Student: ''Erm, that doesn't fit either, and I don't play an instrument or sing....''
Teacher: ''That's nice dear.'' *walks away*