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National Anti-Bullying Week 2014 – Competition success
17.12.2014

L6 Mock Timetable January 2015
17.12.2014

Consultation on proposed school admission arrangements 2016/2017
12.12.2014

Schools Challenge
11.12.2014

Life inside Yorkshire's only state boarding school
09.12.2014

Sporting News
08.12.2014

Astronomy Night 2015
08.12.2014

'Where have all the bright former RGS students gone?'
04.12.2014

Third Form Entry 2015
03.12.2014

How losing it all made one former student a winner
01.12.2014

GCSE Mock Timetable - January 2015
01.12.2014

Bewerley Park 2015
01.12.2014

The driving ambition that took one schoolboy all the way to Formula 1
28.11.2014

Cross country success
27.11.2014

Sporting success
26.11.2014

Can you guess the year RGS got its first computer?
26.11.2014

Did you know...?
25.11.2014

Author visit by Chris Bradford
21.11.2014

Term dates and daily timetable
21.11.2014

Motivation for Fifth Form Students
21.11.2014

Poetry by Heart 2014
19.11.2014

Kids' Lit Quiz
19.11.2014

Sporting success
17.11.2014

Rugby news
17.11.2014

Headmaster's prizegiving speech 2014
17.11.2014

Speech Day 2014 Programme
13.11.2014

Royal festival of remembrance
13.11.2014

RnB Factor junior final success
11.11.2014

PE Notice
07.11.2014

Colours 2014
07.11.2014

October 2014 sports write up
07.11.2014

Patron of reading
04.11.2014

House events before Christmas
24.10.2014

Morrisons bagpack raises £1330 for Jenny Unwin Appeal
24.10.2014

County players
21.10.2014

Hockey hattrick
21.10.2014

Results of Student Council Elections 2014
10.10.2014

Hat-Trick Heroine
10.10.2014

Extra Curricular Practices
03.10.2014

Homework Timetable 2014
03.10.2014

Term Dates 2015
26.09.2014

STUDY LEAVE DATES – 2015
19.09.2014

School Calendar 2015 - 2016
19.09.2014

School Calendar 2014 -2015
12.09.2014

School Officers
12.09.2014

School Improvement Plan
05.09.2014

5 Year Strategic Plan
17.07.2014

School Calendar 2014-15
17.06.2014

Uniform and Regulations
24.04.2014

Girls' Uniform List
24.04.2014

Boys' Uniform List
24.04.2014

Term Dates 2014/2015
16.10.2013

Post-Ofsted Action Plan
05.09.2012

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A short history of Ripon Grammar School

There has been a grammar school in Ripon since Anglo-Saxon times, when a school was attached to the Collegiate Church of St Wilfrid. The first recorded reference to the school dates from the Middle Ages and thereafter the history is well-documented. The current foundation dates from 1555 when Queen Mary and King Philip signed its charter. The school was required to provide a free education for the boys of Ripon, although the master also took in paying boarders. By the nineteenth century the school had outgrown its town centre buildings and so moved to its current location, to the west of Ripon.

The Marquess of Ripon provided the land with the main school building. Since then the buildings have gradually been extended, a process that still continues today. In the late nineteenth century the school was taken under local authority control and in the 1960s amalgamated with Ripon Girls’ High School. Notable former pupils include the theologian Bishop Beilby Porteus and the historian Bishop W. Stubbs. More recent pupils include the dress designer Bruce Oldfield, TV presenter Richard Hammond and journalist Katharine Viner.

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