Clubs and societies

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.

These include:

Science and Engineering

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.

Greenpower Club

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.

Library Clubs and Activities


A club for first and second form students who love reading, books and words, which meets every Friday lunchtime.

The Pageturners

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.

Sixth form reading group

The sixth form reading group meets once a week during Enrichment. See Mrs Dring for more information.

Other extra curricular listings:

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Before School


Staff & Venue

Year Group
Brass EnsembleWedMr Highton in MU1 All year groups
Percussion EnsembleThurMr Seymour in MU11st & 2nd Year

Lunchtime Activities


Staff & Venue

Year Group
Ancient GreekFriMr Weston in L4All year groups
Biology SocietyThursMr Highton in S2Sixth Form
Book ClubWedMrs DringSixth Form
Careers Club [monthly]WedMrs Locke in H1All year groups
Careers Drop-inMon-FriMrs Locke/Mr Walker in Careers RoomAll year groups
Chemistry Drop-in ClinicTuesDr Grime in S14All year groups
Chemistry Drop-in ClinicFriMrs Caldwell in S14All year groups
Chamber OrchestraThursMr Seymour in MU14th-6th Year
Debating SocietyFriMr Bruce in SF5/6 (upstairs)All year groups
Design Technology ClubWedMr Rudland in T1All year groups
Economics SocietyThurMr DemirSixth Form
Football (boys)WedMr Milner /Mr Harding on FieldU12/U13
Green Power JuniorsTueMr Mann in T21st Year
Guitar EnsembleTueMrs Morpeth in MU2All year groups
History ClubThurMr Long/Mrs Fell in HL071st – 3rd Year
HockeyFriMiss Gilfillan on AstroturfU12
HockeyThurMiss Gilfillan AstroturfU15/U16
HockeyWedMiss Gilfillan on AstroturfU13/U14
Junior String EnsembleMonMiss Stables in MU21st – 3rd Year
LatinThurMr Weston in L44th Year
LatinWedMr Weston in L45th Year
Man ChoirFriMr Seymour in MU23rd to Sixth form
Maths for ChemistsWedMr Highton in S12Sixth Form
Music Technology ClubWedMiss Fallows in MU2All year groups
MusicalityThurMrs Morpeth in MU11st – 3rd Year Girls
NetballMonMiss ClarkU14/U15
NetballTueMrs MackenzieU12
NetballThurMrs MackenzieU13
PE (A Level) Drop-in clinicTuesMiss GilfillanSixth Form
Reading for PleasureMon-FriMrs Dring in the LibraryAll year groups
RugbyMonMr Milner/Mr Harding on FieldU15/U16
RugbyTuesMr Milner/Mr Harding on FieldU13/U14
RugbyThurMr MilnerU12
Running ClubThur & FriMr Milner/Mrs Rickard/Mrs DunneAll year groups
Science ClubThurMrs Gallagher in S51st Year
Senior Girls’ ChoirTueMrs Sladden in MU14th to Sixth Form
String Ensemble (junior)MonMiss Stables in MU21st to 3rd Form
Swimming (Improvers)FriMrs MackenzieAll year groups
Wind BandWedMrs Morpeth in MU1All year groups
Wordsmiths [reading and writingfor pleasure]ThurMrs Dring in LibraryKS3

After School Activities



Year Group
BadmintonMonMargaret Taylor, coach in SCAll year groups
Big BandTuesMr Seymour in MU1All year groups
Chamber ChoirThurMr Seymour in MU1All year groups
Climbing Wall Wed Mr Chamberlain/Mrs Priestley All year groups
ClubDance ClubTuesMrs Levahn in Dance StudioAll year groups
Drama ClubTuesMr Fell in HallAll year groups
Greenpower SeniorsWedMr Mann in T22nd Year and above
HockeyMonMr Bosomworth on AstroU18 4 – 5.45pm
HockeyTuesMiss Gilfillan IndoorU15/U16
HockeyTuesMr Bosomworth IndoorU15/U16
HockeyWedMiss Gilfillan AstroU15/U16
HockeyThurMiss Gilfillan AstroU12
HockeyThurMr Bosomworth IndoorU18
Jazz TrioWedMr Seymour in MU1All year groups
LatinMonMr Weston in L45th Year
LatinTuesMr Weston in l44th Year
Music TheoryMonMr Seymour in MU2All year groups
NetballWedMrs MackenzieU12 – weather dependant
NetballWedMiss ClarkU16-U19 –check noticeboard
RugbyTuesMr Harding/Mr MilnerU18
Swimming Academy G & TFriMrs Mackenzie5.30 – 6.30pm
VX ClubThurExternal coach Sports Hall6pm – 7.30pm