The Arts are a vital part of school life at Ripley Court School. All our children learn to express themselves creatively in art, music, or drama.
All children take Art as part of their curriculum. Children in Year’s 2 to 6 are taught by a specialist art teacher in a purpose-built art room which provides them with a genuine, creative environment.
The Art Department at Ripley Court School has a reputation for achieving a very high standard, and many Art scholarships have been awarded in recent years.
A converted 18th-century stable provides a charming theatre for all children to learn acting and performing skills. On occasions, the school gym is converted into a much bigger arena for some spectacular productions such as "Bugsy Malone", "The Lion King" and "We Will Rock You" which have all been performed to great acclaim in recent years. The "Ripley's Got Talent" contest and the summer Dance Extravaganza for Little Court, and the Upper School productions are now renowned Ripley Court productions!
As with everything we do, every child has the opportunity to participate. The LAMDA department is where children learn confidence and presentation skills, clear diction, and teamwork.
Music is very much part of the fabric of Ripley Court School.
In addition to the use of the theatre and the music tuition rooms, our Music department now boasts a terrific new teaching studio. All children enjoy class music lessons where they sing and learn basic keyboard and composition skills. There is also a team of approximately twelve peripatetic music teachers who provide individual instrumental tuition. Nearly all children have a go at learning an instrument, and the majority persevere for some time.
There are choirs, orchestras, ensembles, and bands – and all children are encouraged to participate as much as possible.
The music department has a strong track record of achievements in local Eisteddfods and success rate in Associated Board exams and in winning scholarships to senior schools.