Welcome to Ripplevale School

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.

Ripplevale School is an independent day special school for boys aged from 6 to 18 who have an EHCP (Education Health Care Plan) with a diagnosis of ASD, often 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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Ocean Class Presents Sweeney Todd

Sundance? Forget it! Cannes? Scrap that! The Ripplevale Year 6 Moving on Assembly is all anyone’s talking about this festival season. Pupils and staff…
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International Mud Week

International Mud day is celebrated every year on June the 29th. International Mud day started in 2009 and was a way of bringing communities together.
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Jungle’s Butterfly Garden

Jungle class have been looking after five caterpillars and monitoring their transformation into butterflies. Jungle class received their caterpillars on the 4th May 2021…
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11C and 11P Treat

Year 11 have worked really hard all term completing their English GCSE assessments. So they were taken to Solley’s for an ice cream treat to…
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Making Chilli Peppers in Art

7Mc enjoy using clay to create chilli peppers. Creativity and fun in class.
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Rocket launching – Outdoor Learning

Launching homemade rockets in Outdoor Learning. Practical learning included chemistry, physics and fun.
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Mental Health Awareness Week

The theme for Mental Health Awareness week in May was Nature. The students were encouraged to take time out to have a walk and appreciate…
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Nettle Week – Outdoor Learning

In outdoor learning we celebrated be nice to Nettle week by cooking Nettle pancakes on the open fire. We learnt that Nettles are extremely important…
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Insect Man

Insect man visited on Friday 7th May 2021 Ripplevale has been fortunate enough to be visited by the man, the myth, the enigma that…
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Ripplevale School

Chapel Lane, Ripple, Deal
Kent CT14 8JG