Sixth Form

Admission to Year 12 (Sixth Form) - September 2024


Applications for entry into Sixth Form in September 2024 are now open. Day & boarding places available.

The closing date for applications will be 5th February 2024.

- Applications for day places are now closed. We do still have boarding places available (as of May '24). -

Each year Ripon Grammar School typically admits 50+ students into the Sixth Form from other schools. Offers are made, in March, 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 is available in our Course Guide 2024. Please follow these links to additional information about the academic departments


You will follow a programme of 3 A Level subjects and the ‘Plus One Programme’, or AS Maths, as detailed in the Course Guide. You must choose one subject from each of the columns in the Option Blocks. Please click here to view the subject options.

You must select

1.  3 A Level subjects and the 'Plus One Programme' or AS Mathematics (this is the Mathematics options in the columns below, studied for one year).


2.  4 A Levels (this will be subject to approval).


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'.

All students wishing to join our Sixth Form in September 2024 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.

Offers, for day and boarding, are made in mid-March.

Sixth Form Application Form 2024

Sixth Form Suitability For Boarding Form 2024


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 online 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.


We will hold an induction afternoon in June for those students who have been offered a place in our sixth form.


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