Sixth form

An inspiring environment

We offer a broad and inspiring educational programme and encourage independent learning, with exceptional academic and pastoral support delivered by our first-rate Sixth Form Team. 

The vast majority of our GCSE students make the decision to continue their education in our sixth form, with a significant number of students joining us from other local schools and from further afield.

We know from experience and from consultation with our students that if you join us you are very likely to have a rewarding and successful time.

Consistently placed among the top schools in the country for results and progress, the majority of our students go on to study at elite Russell Group universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, with others winning places on degree apprenticeships or entering the world of employment.

One of the great strengths of our sixth form is that it is small enough for all students to soon become known to staff and their peers.

While outcomes are outstanding, RGS is not an academic ‘hot house’. Our students are rounded and grounded, encouraged to take on leadership roles and develop wider skills through involvement in a broad range of enrichment opportunities, encompassing everything from charity work and volunteering to sport, music, drama and business enterprise.

We also offer students the chance to gain a sense of independence within our thriving boarding community, which provides a unique preparation for university life.

Our Sixth Form Team:

Head of Sixth Form – Mr Terry Fell - Email:

Deputy Head of Sixth Form – Mrs Judi Fell - Email:

Deputy Head of Sixth Form – Miss Laura Anderson - Email:

Sixth Form Co-ordinator – Mrs Emma Griffiths - Email:

Sixth form open evening - 20 January 2020 at 6.30pm

Our sixth form open evenings, held every January, will give you the chance to find out more information about courses, details on life in the sixth form and on the activities and other opportunities that make being a sixth former at Ripon Grammar such a rewarding experience. The closing date for applications is Monday 3 February 2020.

How to apply

To apply for a place, prospective students must return a completed application form to the school direct. Click here to go to our sixth form admissions page. Please read our information on entry requirements and other information here carefully.


During the summer term after the end of the GCSE examinations, we hold an induction programme to smooth the transition into sixth form for all students who have received an offer of a sixth form place. It provides sessions in all subjects as well as the opportunity to meet other students and a chance to get to know the teaching and pastoral staff.