Our values and vision

Our Values

At the heart of a Ripon Grammar School education lie a set of inter-related values which we wish to instil into every student as they start and progress through the school. These values should guide us in all that we do.

Integrity: We want our students to be leaders, guided by a core set of beliefs; who know what is the right thing to do in any given situation

Inclusivity: We want a community which celebrates diversity and equality

Curiosity: We recognise that a love of learning springs from curiosity to ask questions and think creatively

Aspiration: We want our students to pursue their passions in life

Empathy: We recognise that care for others is based on an ability to connect with each other

Kindness: We want our students to value and support each other in a spirit of mutual cooperation and friendship

Our Vision

We develop these values through the following visions:

  • We establish a safe and secure school environment for both boarding and day students
  • We recognise that physical and emotional wellbeing are the basis of success and individual flourishing
  • We consistently pursue high academic performance within the context of a selective grammar school, including outstanding literacy, numeracy and oracy
  • We provide a stimulating and world class educational environment- both curricular and co-curricular
  • We ensure positive outcomes for life after school through our academic results, an emphasis on personal student development and supportive careers advice
  • We value mutual and strong relationships between students and staff
  • We recognise that all can play a role through individual leadership in whatever capacity
  • We are a community school, rooted in the local community and value strong links with our parent body
  • We believe membership of the Ripon community is for life through a strong Old Riponian network