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Top-performing state school in the North - for the eleventh year running. (The Sunday Times Parent Power guide 2024)
In the top 2% of UK schools - for pupil progress
In the top 5% of UK schools - for sixth form student progress
Apply to join our outstanding Sixth Form in 2024 now - Deadline: February 5
Top sporting school - In the top 5% of all English schools for sporting achievement

Welcome to RGS

Welcome to Ripon Grammar School, one of the UK's leading grammar schools and the ‘Top state school in the North’ (The Sunday Times). Unusually for a state school, we offer boarding for boys and girls aged 11-18 years, alongside an exceptional free education. As a result, our boarding costs only around a third of private school fees.  

As a co-educational state boarding and day school, Ripon Grammar School is one of a small, select group of schools. As a place of learning and as a community of individuals, it is unique. Read our Headmaster's welcome here

*Apply for Sixth Form 2024 entry by February 5. Day & boarding places available.

Sixth Form Online Open Day

Year 7 Online Open Day

Boarding Prospectus