Sixth Form

An inspiring environment


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 latest virtual Sixth Form Open Day here or by clicking on the image below:

We offer a broad and inspiring educational programme and encourage independent learning, with exceptional academic and pastoral support delivered by our first-rate Sixth Form Team. 


Head of Sixth Form – Mr Terry Fell - Email:

Deputy Head of Sixth Form – Miss Laura Anderson - Email:

Deputy Head of Sixth Form – Mrs Lee Lyons - Email:

Sixth Form Co-ordinator – Mrs Emma Griffiths - Email:

Plus One Co-ordinator - Mrs Helen Nelson - Email:

The vast majority of our GCSE students make the decision to continue their education in our sixth form, with a significant number of students joining us from other local schools and from further afield.

We know from experience and from consultation with our students that if you join us you are very likely to have a rewarding and successful time.

Ripon Grammar School is placed in the top 5% of schools nationally for the progress students make in sixth form. Consistently rated among the top schools in the country for results, the majority of our students go on to study at elite Russell Group universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, with others winning places on degree apprenticeships or entering the world of employment.

One of the great strengths of our sixth form is that it is small enough for all students to soon become known to staff and their peers.

While outcomes are outstanding, RGS offers so much more than just academic focus, with students encouraged to take on leadership roles and develop wider skills and confidence through involvement in a broad range of enrichment opportunities, encompassing everything from charity work and volunteering to sport, music, drama and business enterprise. 

We also offer students the chance to gain a sense of independence within our thriving boarding community, which provides a unique preparation for university life.

Those who join the sixth form at Ripon Grammar School will enjoy an environment which is both academically stimulating, and extremely welcoming.

"I don't think I could have come to a better school," says boarding student Ishwar, from Dubai. Hear what else Ishwar has to say about how he's settled in at RGS sixth form here:

"Staff care not only that we do well but are happy and thrive in other ways too." Find out what else Freya, who joined RGS in sixth form, has to say here:

Sixth Form Open Evening

We hope to see you at our Sixth Form Open Evening on Monday 17 January 2022 at 6.30pm. In the meantime, our online Sixth Form Open Day provides lots of information on everything from A-level courses to all the activities and opportunities that make being a sixth former at Ripon Grammar School such a rewarding experience. 

How to apply

To apply for a sixth form place prospective students must complete an online application form, and suitability for boarding form if applicable. Applications will open for September 2022 entry shortly. Please Click here to go to our sixth form admissions page and read our information on entry requirements, Course Guide and other information carefully. If you have any questions about the sixth form or application process then please contact Mrs Griffiths at


We hold induction days annually for those students who have been offered a place in our sixth form.