Year 7 - Year 11

Intake at 11+, 13+ and sixth form

Admission to Year 7

The maximum number of students admitted at Year 7 each September is 117, of which 14 places are reserved for boarders.

For September 2025 Year 7 entry - applications can be made when pupils are in Year 5 from May 7 until June 30 2024 for testing at the beginning of Year 6, in early September, 2024. See more here: North Yorkshire County Council admissions documents.

You can visit our latest Online Open Day for 2025 entry here and we look forward to welcoming you to our in-person Open Evening on Thursday, June 20, 2024, from 5.30pm to 8pm. This is an opportunity for prospective students who are currently in Year 5 at primary school and their families to tour the school, meet staff, speak to current students and find out more about Ripon Grammar School. Tours of the school can be arranged on alternative dates for those who live overseas or a long distance away and individual tours of the boarding houses can also be arranged. Please contact our school reception if required, by email at

Students wishing to join the school in Year 7 are required to sit the entrance test in early September, during Year 6 at primary school. The tests comprise two papers (verbal and non-verbal reasoning). A fixed percentage of the school's catchment area are offered a place in addition to those reserved for boarding. Boarders must attain the same standard of entry as day students. Any unallocated places are then offered to those students who live out of catchment and who have attained the required standard. Strict over-subscription criteria apply. All offers are made by North Yorkshire County Council.

Please click on the link to refer to North YorkshireCouncil admissions documents for more detailed information regarding the selective grammar schools' admission process.

Please click on the link to refer to North Yorkshire County Council determination of school admission arrangements for the 2023/2024 school year.

Link to North Yorkshire Council admission policies

Admission to Year 9

Applications for entry into Year 9 in September 2024 are now closed.

The tests will take place at Ripon Grammar School from 9am on Saturday 3rd February 2024.

Further information about the Year 9 testing can be found below:

Information for Parents Year 9 September 2024

English Assessment Information (Year 9 Entry Sept 2024)

Mathematics Assessment Information (Year 9 Entry Sept 2024)

Science Assessment Information (Year 9 Entry September 2024)

For more information, contact Mrs Judith Dale at

In-Year Admissions

Families with a child already attending another school, in Year 7-11, may apply for In-Year testing for admission to Ripon Grammar School. Entrance tests are set at an appropriate age-related standard in mathematics, English and science. If a student is deemed suitable, and a place is available, an offer will be made by NYC.

Parents interested in In-Year admissions should contact:

School Admissions
Harrogate Civic Centre
St Luke’s Mount
Harrogate, HG1 2AE

Tel: 01609 533679

For Sixth Form Admissions click here