School life is enhanced by a broad range of clubs and societies to appeal to a range of interests, skills and talents among our students, with many extra-curricular activities available throughout the school. The opportunity to take up a new challenge and to develop skills to a high level is a major attraction for many students. This can be a good way to make new friends through common interests and to start on what may become lifelong hobbies.
The popular Science and Engineering Society was formed in 2012 and is run by students for all students interested in science and engineering. The society meets on Friday lunchtimes and in the Wednesday afternoon sixth form enrichment time.
Elementals is the society's lower school science club. It meets on Tuesday lunchtimes as well as coming together to take part in after-school and weekend competitions.
Teams from Ripon Grammar School have earned a high reputation in this challenge for schools across Britain to design, build and race a battery-powered car. Our senior and junior teams have developed two cars - Carbon Comet and Electric Chair – which are on permanent display in school. After earning top finishing places at regional championships, our school teams have qualified for the national finals every year in the 13 years since we first entered Greenpower, winning the chance to race at the national level at the famous Goodwood circuit.
Our entries in Greenpower are supported by several sponsors including Econ Engineering, Ripon Auto Electrics and Ripon Grammar School Parents’ Association.
A club for first and second form students who love reading, books and words, which meets every Friday lunchtime.
This is a book group for third-fifth form students. We meet every fortnight in the library to discuss our chosen read and to take part in book-based activities. New members are always welcome. See Mrs Dring for more information.
The sixth form reading group meets once a week during Enrichment. See Mrs Dring for more information.
In addition to those mentioned above, a wide range of activities take place before school, lunchtime and after school.
A full list of these can be found here.