Academic

Academic excellence is a central goal at Ripon Grammar School and we are renowned for students’ outstanding results.

We are consistently one of the top performing state schools in Yorkshire at A level and GCSE in terms of attainment and added value. We are proud of our reputation for excellence and our success in performance tables produced by the Department for Education clearly demonstrates this .

The latest copy of the results, along with results from previous years can be accessed here

What they say about us…

The Good Schools Guide highlighted Ripon Grammar as one of the 35 most desired state schools in the country and one of the top five most popular in the North.

In the guide, RGS is described as: “An unashamedly academic school, exemplifying much of the traditional English grammar school tradition, although certainly not an exam factory.

“It is a school that gives the impression of being happy with itself and its aims, sitting comfortably in its community – clearly wanted by the people of Ripon.”

The guide emphasises that RGS’s exam results are “consistently very good”, with many students going on to top universities, including the Russell Group.

In The Sunday Times Parent Power secondary schools guide Ripon Grammar is consistently highlighted as the top performing state secondary school in Yorkshire and the North East.

Adding value…

Students are selected by their ability and performance in our entrance exam and those who join us in the First Form have demonstrated attainment that is above the national average. Nevertheless, through providing all-round education at the centre of which is “a stimulating curriculum and challenging teaching” (Ofsted 2012), we continue to add value and are especially proud of our record of helping pupils to make outstanding progress throughout their time with us.

The latest figures are available on the government’s performance tables which can be accessed here