Ripley Infant School

Growing and Learning Together

If your child was born between 1 September 2019 and 31st August 2020 you need to apply to Derbyshire County Council for a school place. The application window has now opened and the closing date is midnight on Monday 15th January 2024.

Our open evening has now passed but if you are thinking of applying for a place at our school and would like to arrange a visit please contact the school office on 01773 743354.

School Attendance matters!

 Attendance last Week

Target Actual
Whole School 96% 91.55%
EYFS 96% 92.05%
Year 1 96% 89.76%
Year 2 96% 94.55%

x2 Santa/ Father Christmas - Vinyl Sticker Decal - Christmas Decor-  00138 - Picture 1 of 2 Christmas is not far away and the children are busy rehearsing for their performances and concerts. Check the calendar for EYFS, Year 1 and whole school events.


A message from our headteacher.

At Ripley infant School you are sure to receive a warm welcome from the staff, children, parents and governors.

The school’s motto of ‘Growing and Learning Together’ is reflected in the caring, supportive ethos where children are challenged to be the best that they can.

Each term we explore one of our core ASPIRE values; Achievement, Safe, Passion for Learning, Individuality, Resilience, Exploration. These values are reinforced through our curriculum. They are an important part of preparing and supporting our children for the next stage in their education and in becoming thoughtful, caring, valuable members of their community.

Our school is based on a developing effective relationships and working in partnership with parents, pupils and the whole school team. We are committed to working together to ensure that children have the best possible start to school life. Every member of the Ripley Infant School community has an important part to play in ensuring our success.

We look forward to you joining us!

Paula Doleman 

Concerns about the safety of a child 

If you need to discuss a safeguarding concern with a member of the school team out of school hours please call or text our direct safeguarding number 07355 462866

Please be reminded that if you are ever concerned about the immediate safety of a child or you require urgent help or advice;

Call Derbyshire on 01629 533190

Building Effective Relationships Together Bronze Award
Building Effective Relationships Together Bronze Award


Term Dates

Use the link below to see the agreed Term Dates, as outlined by Derbyshire County Council. 

Derbyshire school term dates 




4th & 5th September

22nd December

16th February 2024

28th June 2024

Latest Calendar Events

Ravens (Year 1) Nativity Play - PM11Dec2023

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Years 1 & 2 Mother Goose Pantomime Trip12Dec2023

8:45 am - 1:30 pm @ Derby Arena


3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Calendars page(s): Calendar >>

Requests for paper copies

You can request a paper copy of any information on this website by either emailing or calling the School Office on 01773 743354. Any copies will be provided free of charge.