Join an Outstanding Academy

We’re always looking for outstanding individuals to aid the delivery of an outstanding education. Ripley St Thomas is unique in so many ways, boasting academic success,, a deeply embedded Christian ethos,  a tradition of nurture and service within a strong school community, and we have beautiful grounds including school farm and stables.

Our young people are hardworking, very well behaved, eager to learn and make a positive difference in society.

If you wish to make your mark as a professional and develop yourself in a thriving learning community, we hope you will make an application for one of the posts below.  As a National Teaching School we can promise you outstanding professional support and development, whatever your stage of career.

Please read the welcome letter and job description included in the relevant application pack before completing the downloadable application form. You should also write a letter (no more than 2 sides of A4 - font Tahoma 11) outlining how your skills and experience fit you for the relevant post.

Prospective candidates are welcome to visit the school prior to interview. Please ring Mrs Rees, the Principal’s Executive Assistant to make an appointment.

We can offer:

  • A school with a distinctive Christian mission, ethos and strong traditions, dating back to 1864
  • The opportunity to work in a school graded as outstanding in all areas by both Ofsted and SIAMS (Church school inspection)
  • A highly achieving 11-18 school with consistently excellent results at GCSE and A Level
  • Fantastic pupils who are hardworking, enthusiastic and impeccably behaved
  • Supportive and aspirational parents
  • A dedicated, enthusiastic and highly professional staff team
  • A professional working environment in which all staff are valued, listened to and able to fully use their gifts and talents.
  • Extra-curricular sporting facilities for staff including fully equipped gym, swimming pool and running track

Safeguarding Recruitment Statement 

Ripley St Thomas CE Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy


IT Technician

37 hrs per week - full year

Salary in the range £19,171 - £21,166

Please see the applicant information pack below for full details.

Closing date: Monday 27 January 2020 (midday)

IT Technician Application PackApplication Form


Site Supervisor

37hrs per week, working full year and on a rotating weekly early and twilight shift pattern.

Salary range: £18,426 - £19,171

For full details please see the documents below.

Closing date: Monday 27 January 2020 (midday)

Welcome letterJob Description

Application Form


School Chaplain

Salary: £26,317-£30,507
Relocation expenses of up to £2000 available

We are looking for a new school chaplain. Continuing to build on the strongly established work of the current post holder we are seeking an enthusiastic Christian leader to create and resource opportunities for our young people to explore and grow in the Christian faith.

The vision:

  • To offer pastoral support and encouragement to young people and the wider school community
  • To develop contemporary models of worship, prayer and discipleship
  • To equip young people and adults in Christian leadership

We are looking for:

  • A dynamic, committed person who loves Christ, is passionate about Christian ministry among young people and has a vision for helping people explore what it is to be a Christian in the 21st century
  • An experienced and versatile youth worker / minister / teacher

Closing date: midday on Wednesday 12 February 2020

Please read the information pack below for full details.  Previous applicants need not reapply.

Information Pack Application form 

Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education

Diocese of Blackburn

There is a Genuine Occupational Requirement that the post-holder is a Christian. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.


Subject Leader, Spanish

MPS/UPS + TLR 2c (£2,796)

We are excited to offer this fantastic opportunity for an ambitious teacher of Spanish to join the Ripley family as our new Subject Leader, to join our ambitious and innovative MFL department and be part of a strong and co-operative team.

The successful applicant will be passionate about their subject and a talented teacher, with excellent subject knowledge and the ability to teach Spanish to A Level and French to GCSE.

Please read the Applicant Information Pack below for full details.

Closing date: midday on Monday 24 February 2020

Information Pack Application Form 


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