Opportunities to help

Work placements

We are always looking for help to accommodate our students in the fourth and lower sixth forms for their week-long work experience placements. Can you help? Please contact Mr Walker on 07757 393504 or walkerb@ripongrammar.co.uk if you can provide work placements. Contact the RGS careers department on wilsonf@ripongrammar.co.uk or 01765 602647 if you can help in any other way, including with practice interviews, lunchtime presentations or work place visits. 

Sponsorship opportunities - a case study

Ripon Grammar School's talented under 18s rugby team reached the final of the prestigious Yorkshire Cup, but there was just one problem. Their team strip was faded, worn and frayed at the edges. Staff and students alike were full of pride as the boys prepared to battle for the sought-after trophy, the first time in living memory that the school got through to the final, which Ripon Grammar School had famously won in 1894. Following an appeal by the PE department, the Old Rips Alumni Association stepped in at short notice to buy a brand new £828 team strip, ensuring our players looked their best when they ran out to meet the challenge.

The kit arrived just in time for the game in Wakefield and, although the team did not manage to come home with the cup, the boys put in a high quality performance against St Ermysted’s Grammar School, and there were some impressive individual displays of skill and strength. The president of the Old Rips, said: “We were very pleased to be able to offer our support to the team and we congratulate the boys on reaching the final of such an impressive competition.” The headmaster said the school was very grateful to the Old Rips for stepping in at such short notice. 

If you feel that you or your company are in the fortunate position of being able to provide support or sponsorship for any sporting, academic or pastoral opportunity at the school, please get in touch with Old Rips president Derek Crookes on oldriponians@aol.com We would be delighted to talk to you about the endless possibilities there are to help in this way.