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We provide a caring, learning environment where our students make meaningful progress.

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We are an independent special school for boys aged 6 to 18.

Our focus is on boys who have been statemented as being on the Autistic spectrum with associated conditions. Our school is located in the village of Ripple near Deal in Kent.

We have a dedicated and committed team of teachers and support staff and we take pride in providing an appropriate school environment where our pupils can learn and develop.


Just wanted to let you know how much all the hard work you and your team at Ripplevale put in really does make all the difference to the young people in your care.

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COVID-19 Update

To those students who are attending school next week,

we would like to invite you to come to school in any comfortable clothing. There will be an opportunity to do some physical exercise everyday so please wear something appropriate.

We have created a menu for next week which is attached but there will not be a salad bar option available so if the meal is not to your liking we would invite you to either bring your own lunch or have the vegetarian option available. A link to view this menu is included below;

Lunch Menu Week 23rd March 2020

We will be operating next week as a ‘care giving’ facility as opposed to an education setting and as such, the students that we have will be mixed with other students. There will not be timetabled lessons taking place so to that end, if students wish to bring in their own electronic devices or games to play, we would welcome this.

We are aware from a number of parents that the vast majority  will be keeping their children at home next week to ensure their safety in these uncertain times and we respect and support this decision. Whilst at home, we would encourage students to access the resources that we have put on line in the student areas but again, there is no expectation that this work is completed.

We will endeavour to keep you updated with any new information that comes to light but I would urge you all to check the website on or before 17th April to try and determine what our next steps are. Please stay safe and keep well during this difficult time and feel free to email subject staff with any concerns.

Many thanks

Jane Norris

CEO/Head of School

For Links to Government Advice and Guidance Visit Our Letters to Parents Page

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Ripplevale School

Chapel Lane, Ripple, Deal
Kent CT14 8JG