Boarding Admissions

Ripon Grammar School is a selective, co-educational state boarding school for pupils with families based in the UK or overseas.

Ripon Grammar School has two boarding houses - one for girls (Johnson House) and one for boys (School House). Each house can accommodate 50 boarders. Students board weekly (Monday - Friday) or termly, staying at school at weekends. Boarders have to fulfil the same academic criteria as day students. At Year 7 there are 14 places reserved for boarders and at Year 9 there are 4 places reserved. At Year 12 the only limit to the number of boarding places that can be offered is capacity in boarding accommodation. Boarding places may be available through In-Year testing, dependant on whether there is a day place available and whether there is spare accommodation in the boarding house.

Applicants for boarding must have either a current full British citizen passport or an EU/EEA passport, and will be required to provide a photocopy of the identification page in the passport, showing the prospective student's photograph. The name, address and contact details of a legal guardian resident in the United Kingdom is also required. This person is responsible for the applicant whilst at school and during holiday periods. Boarders only pay boarding fees - there are no tuition fees. All boarders pay a bond of £1750, which is refundable at the end of their academic education here.

To apply for boarding in Years 7 - 11, please complete the Suitability for Boarding form, using the link below:

Suitability for Boarding form

Further information about any aspect of boarding life at Ripon Grammar School can be obtained by visiting the dedicated boarding section of the website, or by contacting Miss M J Murray, Deputy Head Pastoral and Head of Boarding, by email at or telephone 01765 602647 ext 225.