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Ripplevale School is an independent special school for boys aged from 6 to 18 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.

Please do not hesitate to contact us to make an appointment and we will do our very best to arrange a visit at your convenience.

The Ripplevale Team

Ofsted 2017

We are proud to report that we were rated a GOOD SCHOOL with OUTSTANDING features following our recent Ofsted inspection (February 2017). Here are just a few of the positive comments Ofsted made in their report:

“Pupils have very positive attitudes towards learning.”

“Parents overwhelmingly believe that their children are taught well”

“The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding.”

This is testament to the excellent work of all Ripplevale staff who are passionate about the school and our pupils. The full report can be viewed here.

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Many of our students have been bullied and marginalised and their experience of school has been at times a fearfulone.

Our Ofsted inspector noted the support and care we give our vulnerable students. It is vital that our students come to school willingly and enjoy the learning experience worry free. If they are supported and able to trust the adults around them, then learning will take place.

We do understand that a main feature of an autism profile is anxiety and Ripplevale School makes every effort to allay the fears and worries of our students.

At Ripplevale we look to support students’ understanding of themselves, the best way they learn and how they go about managing difficult situations. These are lifelong learning skills which will have a profound effect on a pupil’s ability to cope with everyday situations, long after statutory education has finished.

Whilst this webpage is under construction if you would like any further information or to view our policies please email: info@ripplevaleschool.co.uk or telephone: 01304373866