Welcome to Ripley Court
I am proud to be Head of a most distinguished and interesting independent prep school - distinguished because of the accomplishments of our children and "Old Courtiers" and interesting because of the refreshing way in which we educate children in the broadest possible terms to discover and encourage their interests, providing academic rigour whilst consciously allowing them the space and time to develop their personalities fully.
To do this, we have a team of superb professionals, chosen because they reflect my passion for outstanding teaching, and also for their sense of humour and their natural empathy for the children and families they serve.
The children are taken on a journey that is fast-paced, exciting, and full of variety and interest, but which is also grounded in solid academic tuition, moral values, British attitudes and common sense.
Come and visit us, and you will see happy, successful and engaged children both anticipating a great future but also being allowed to delight in a wonderful present. Do also have a look at our new school film.
Andrew Gough is a member of the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools (IAPS), an ISI (Independent School Inspectorate) inspector, and a Senior Independent School governor.