Sixth Form

Admission to Year 12 (Sixth Form) - September 2022

All students wishing to continue their studies into the Sixth Form are required to achieve a minimum of six grade 6s at GCSE, and at least a grade 6 in the subjects they intend to study. Most successful external applicants will be predicted higher, and subsequently achieve grades 9 - 7 (or equivalent A*-B) in their GCSE subjects.


The Sixth Form Open Evening will be on Monday 17 January 2022 at 6.30pm. This will be an opportunity to hear from key members of staff, attend talks by Heads of Departments and for those interested in boarding there will be boarding staff available to talk to. There is no need to book, please just turn up on the evening.

Visit our 2022 Online Open Day here, or by clicking on the image below:

Applications are now open for September 2022 entry - the closing date is Monday 7 February 2022.

Each year Ripon Grammar School typically admits 40-50 students into the Sixth Form from other schools. Offers are made on the basis of academic potential, based on a student's school reports and their predicted GCSE grades.


Applications for Sixth Form places are made directly to Ripon Grammar School. Further information about the A Level courses offered can be found in the Course Guide 2022 . Please follow these links to additional information about the academic departments


Finalised Option Blocks will be issued in January. If you submit your application prior to this, we will contact you if your choices are not possible

You will follow a programme of 3 A Level subjects and the ‘Plus One Programme’, or AS Maths, as detailed in the Course Guide

There may be a small number of students who want to undertake a programme of four A Level courses, e.g. those wishing to study Further Mathematics alongside Mathematics. Students who wish to follow 4 A Levels will need to indicate this on the Sixth Form application form and must explain their request. This will be assessed and confirmed by the Head of Sixth Form.


All applicants, for day or boarding, must complete the online  'Application to Sixth Form'. Those students applying for a boarding place must also complete the online 'Sixth Form Suitability for Boarding Form'.

Please use the links below:

Sixth Form Application Form - entry September 2022

Suitability for Boarding Form - entry September 2022


A £50 non-refundable boarding registration fee is required before the application is processed, along with a copy of the applicants passport, once the application form has been received we will email you with the electronic bank details and to request the passport details. Following our selection process, any potential boarders who are shortlisted for a place will be invited to an interview as part of the 'suitability for boarding' process. All boarders pay a bond of £1750 on the acceptance of a place, which is refundable at the end of their academic education (not applicable to current RGS boarders). This is not refundable if you accept the offer and then withdraw prior to results day OR have a confirmed offer from us following results day and decline the place. In the event of a student not achieving the entry requirements, the offer of a place may be withdrawn by the school and the bond would be refunded.

A boarding place cannot be converted into a day place.

Further information on the application process, or any aspect of sixth form life, can be obtained by contacting our Sixth Form Co-ordinator, Mrs Emma Griffiths, by email at