School Trips

Ripon Grammar School runs an ambitious programme of residential trips to enhance students’ learning and to provide intensive study of a particular area of the curriculum. These trips also have wider benefits in giving students the chance to be independent, to experience new places and often new cultures, to broaden their horizons and to build confidence.

Our residential trips are separate to the day visits and curriculum visits that take place throughout the school year.

World Challenge

Biennial 'World Challenge' expedition - every other year students have the opportunity to participate in this significant expedition to countries not typically on the tourist trail.

In 2014, over fifty students and staff spent four weeks in Nicaragua and Costa Rica where they took part in jungle treks, climbed volcanoes, visited remote coastal regions and worked with underprivileged children in schools. In summer 2016 a group of students visited Malaysia and Borneo and worked with local villagers on a bridge project. The next trip is a three week trip to Ecuador which will take place in summer 2018.Details of parents’ meeting regarding the World Challenge expeditions are posted in the calendar section of the school website. Students who are in the fourth to sixth form may apply for a place on a World Challenge expedition. 

RGS School Visits overview 2018-19

Year group Department Venue Duration Date Cost No. of students Lead Staff
7 Geography Ripon Half a day October N/A 120 RAW
7 Science (Ecosystems and habitats) The Deep Sub aquarium, Hull 1 day 25 June £13 120 CH
7 History Local castles day 1 day June TBC 120 DHB
8 History Beamish Open Air Museum 1 day 10 January £11 120 JF
8 French Normandy 7 days 19-25 July £540 105 ITC
9 PE Bewerley Park 5 days 13 May TBD 120 AJM/ AH/RPC
10 Biology Thackray Medical Museum 1 day (each group) 5 and 6 November JRL
10 Geography River Eea 1 day 26/28 March £15.00 RAW
10 Geography Sorrento 5 days 3- 7 May £880 40 RAW
10 Physics Leicester Space Centre 1 day 5 June
10-U6 Classics Italy 6 days 10 April £660 40 MW
10/11 Biology, chemistry and physics GCSE Science Live Conference (Leeds) 1 day 13 February
10/11 Food and Nutrition London Borough Market 1 day 12 July LS
10-U6 Spanish Granada 8 days 21 Feb – 1 March £450 15 ITC
11 Geography Harrogate 1 day 5 October £10 75 HKE
11 History Castles (Wales) 2 days 14-15 September £75 DB
11 Astronomy Jodrell Bank (Manchester) 1 day 17 October MBB
11 English An Inspector Calls – theatre trip 1 day September £27 104 EJL
11/L6 Careers Apprenticeship Search Fair, Sheffield Hallam 1 day 11 October JL
11/L6 Product Design London 1 day 8 July DMR
12 Art Edingburgh 3 days 18-21 October £350 36 FAH
12 Geography Leeds and Hornsea 2 days 14/15 March £25.00 34 RAW
12 Psychology Psychology Conference (York) TBC 1 day 26 June £20-£30 MKD
12 Biology Malham 1 day 26 June £6 JRL
12 Biology Edinburgh 2 days 20-21 June £110 AH
12 PE Teeside University Sports Science lab 1 day 10 July AJM
12 English Lit Bronte Parsonage 1 day 20 Feb EJL
12 Geography Liverpool 2 days 13-14 June £65.00 34 RAW
12 Sixth Form Oxbridge conference Newcastle 1 day March £10 35 EG
12 Sixth Form UCAS conference – Bradford 1 day June 141 EG
12 Sixth Form Newcastle/Northumbria Open Days 1 day June 141 EG
12 Sixth Form Oxford Uni open days 3 days June 20 EG
12 Sixth Form Cambridge Uni open days 3 days June/July 20 EG
12 Sixth Form Leeds Beckett Uni 1 day 19 June EG
12 Enterprise ASDA Trade Fair 1 day December (Sat) TBC BW
12 Enterprise National YE Trade Fair Stratford 1 day March TBC BW
12+13 Geography Iceland 5 days 10 April £1080 30 RAW
12 +13 History Beamish 1 day 19 December JF
12+13 Careers BAR Mock trials 1 day Sat 17 November BW
13 Biology Centre for Life 1 day 7/8 February £18.50 48 JRL
13 Biology Black Sheep Brewery 1 day 20 March JRL
13 Physics CERN, near Geneva 3 days March £350 15-20 R Griggs
13 Art Paris 4 days 8- 11 November £415 24 FAH
All Ski trip Austria 7 days 23 Feb – 2 March £990 74
All Music Choir Tour 6 days 12-17 July EOS
KS3-L6 Science Harlow Carr Research in Schools 1 day 11 October CD