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One of the top 50 schools in the UK, Ripon Grammar is a selective, co-educational establishment based in the cathedral city of Ripon, North Yorkshire. Originally a boys’ school founded in 1555, girls were admitted in 1962. Today, over 900 students attend the school and, while the majority are day pupils, a number opt to board too.
In recent years, Ripon Grammar School has undergone a succession of improvements, including a new sports hall, sixth form block and laboratories. A catchment school, Ripon Grammar prides itself on serving an excellent education to the children of the local community.
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11 Plus Exam Information for Ripon Grammar School
Address: Ripon Grammar School, Clotherholme Road, Ripon HG4 2DG
County: North Yorkshire
Admissions Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, 01765 602 647
School Type: Co-Educational Grammar
Number of pupils: 920 (approx.)
Number of Places in Year 7: 117 (includes up to 14 boarding places)
Open Day Date: June
Exam Date: September
Exam Board Type: GL Assessment
Ripon Grammar School 11 Plus Admissions
While Ripon Grammar School is responsible for its own admissions policy in Year 7, it is the Local Authority (LA), North Yorkshire County Council, that manages the admissions and allocates places. Ripon Grammar has 117 places available in Year 7 and priority is given to both looked after and previously looked after children within the school’s catchment area. More details about North Yorkshire’s grammar school admissions policies can be found on the LA’s website.
The school offers places to the highest scoring 28 per cent of pupils who live within the catchment area. In the event of any surplus places, these are offered to pupils outside of the catchment. To be considered for a Year 7 place at Ripon Grammar, all prospective pupils must take the 11 Plus test, coordinated by GL Assessment.
For more information about the admissions process for Ripon Grammar School, visit the Council’s website directly.
How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Ripon Grammar School
Children living within Ripon Grammar School’s catchment area will be automatically entered into the LA’s selection scheme (unless parents choose to withdraw their child from the process). Parents should be aware that testing may not be possible for pupils who register after the closing date.
Parents will receive results in October and place allocations will be distributed in March the following year.
Ripon Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Format
The 11 Plus tests for Ripon Grammar School consists of two multiple-choice papers:
- Verbal Reasoning – this 50-minute test is made-up of 80 questions.
- Non-Verbal Reasoning – this 40-minute test is divided into four sections, with 10 minutes allocated to each one. Once a section has been completed by pupils, they cannot go back to that section.
How to Prepare for the Ripon Grammar School 11 Plus Exam?
Ripon Grammar consistently produces excellent exam results and the school is popular with parents in the local area, attracting at least five applications for every Year 7 place. With this level of competition to consider, parents should be prepared to start their child’s 11 Plus revision well ahead of the actual exam.
North Yorkshire’s LA 11 Plus tests focus on reasoning, so we would recommend reading the following articles ahead of your child’s revision sessions:
Practice exam papers can give your child the edge over the competition and can boost their confidence. They also enable them to become more familiar with tests’ requirements and better understand the types of reasoning questions they may be asked.
We would strongly recommend that students do timed practice papers ahead of the exam to help improve their time management skills and get them used to answering questions under time pressure.
Practice Exam Papers for the Ripon Grammar School 11 Plus Exam
Our 11 Plus practice tests are designed to help your child prepare for Ripon Grammar School’s exam. We would specifically recommend the following resources:
Full Practice Tests
- 11+ Verbal Reasoning – Grammar Schools – (Pack 1)
- 11+ Verbal Reasoning – Grammar Schools – (Pack 2)
- 11+ Verbal Reasoning – Grammar Schools – (Pack 3)
- 11+ Verbal Reasoning – Grammar Schools – (Pack 4)
Full Practice Tests
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Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in Ripon Grammar School 11+ past papers. The information provided about Ripon Grammar School was believed to be correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.