An engineering specialism within a grammar school
School Calendar 2013-14
HADLAD Poster 27th June 2013
Uniform and Regulations
Girls' Uniform List
Boys' Uniform List
The Clocktower Issue 4 : Summer 2013
School Officers 2013-2014
French Exchange 2013
RGS Parents Association Fashion Event
Parents Association March Update
STUDY LEAVE DATES – 2013
Term Dates 2013/14
Post-Ofsted Action Plan
5 Year Strategic Plan
School Calendar 2012-13
School Officers and Prefects 2012-13
Term Dates 2012/2013
Summer Half Term Newsletter
Higher Education Events
To Parents of Sixth Form Students
SUMMER NEWSLETTER 2013
L6th Parents Letter March 2013
U6th Parents Letter March 2013
1st & 2nd Form exams begin
1st & 2nd Form exams end
New 1st Form Welcome Evening, 6.30pm
New 1st Form Induction Day
Sports Day, 1.30pm
Junior Production of Peter Pan
French Exchange Arrive
Junior Production of Peter Pan
Ripon Grammar School has been serving the community of Ripon for well over 450 years. Although our rich heritage and tradition inform much of our daily work today, we also pride ourselves on moving forward.
The essence of Ripon Grammar can only be conveyed by visiting us. That way you can experience what makes this such a special community for your son or daughter to learn in.
We have approximately 800 students, 200 of whom are in the Sixth Form. In addition, the school’s boarding houses can accommodate up to 100 students on a weekly or termly basis. This makes us unique in Yorkshire as the only maintained state school with boarding facilities.
Academic standards are very high. Most students gain places at top universities, including Oxford and Cambridge. However the importance of a rounded education remains paramount. We believe students must leave not only well qualified academically but also with a broad range of experiences and skills.
I am particularly proud of the ‘value-added’ measurement, which shows that students progress very well. In fact, Ripon Grammar was placed fifth in the whole country in adding value from KS2 to KS3. The provision of excellent facilities to enhance the educational experience is vital. Recent improvements include a Sixth Form Art Studio, a Music Recording Studio, a gallery extension to the Library with multiple Internet access stations and a refurbished Food Technology department. Future plans include a new classroom block and laboratory refurbishment, and as a result of recent fundraising initiatives, for the 450th anniversary, an outside eating area and extended hard play area have been built.
Ripon Grammar’s pursuit of academic excellence is a major goal. Yet the value of an all-round education, where talent in drama, music and sport is nurtured and developed, is also recognised. Students must be given the confidence to contribute to the school in any area where they have talent. We also provide many opportunities for students to develop leadership skills and to take responsibility as they move up through the school.
I look forward to meeting you and showing you what Ripon Grammar School can offer your son or daughter.