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The Friends

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:

Calendar of Meetings and Events  2017-18

Thursday 5th: New Friends Evening Chapel 6pm
Wednesday 11th: Friends Meeting / AGM MA8 7pm
Tuesday 17th: Harvest Festival Chapel 7pm

Wednesday 8th: Friends Meeting MA8
Tuesday 14th: High Street Discount Clothing Sale Main School Hall 7pm

Saturday 2nd: Manchester Shopping trip
Wednesday 6th: Decorating Chapel / Meeting 4pm onwards
Tuesday 19th: Carol Service Chapel 7pm

Wednesday 17th: Friends Meeting MA8 7pm

Wednesday 21st: Friends Meeting MA8 7pm


Wednesday 21st: Friends Meeting MA8 7pm
Tuesday 27th: Taize Service Chapel 7pm

Thursday 26th: Supper Run

Wednesday 9th:Friends Meeting MA8 7pm
Tuesday 15th: Auction of Promises


Tuesday 5th: Strawberry Supper Chapel 7pm
Wednesday 13th: Friends Meeting MA8 7pm

Auction of Promises

The Friends held their Auction of Promises in May 2018, but there are a number of items which did not sell.  Please see the list below.  

 If you would like to bid for any items please put the following information in an envelope marked ’Auction’:

  1. Lot Number
  2. Amount of Bid
  3.  Name, and contact number

and place in The Friends’ Box in the dining room. The closing date for bids is Friday 13 July. 

Unsold items 

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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