Ripon Grammar School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
PUPILS
922
AGES
11 - 18
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community school
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This pupil heat map shows where pupils currently attending the school live.
The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils National School Census Data 2020, ONS
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This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the annual School Census.

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our school catchment area guide for more information on heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the annual School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

How Does The School Perform?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(8/2/12)
Full Report - All Reports
100%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
99%
NATIONAL AVG. 43%
GCSE Grade 5 (strong pass) or above in both English and maths
39%
NATIONAL AVG. 14%
3 A levels at AAB or higher inc. two facilitating subjects
72.5
Attainment 8 score
Results in 8 core subjects
NATIONAL AVERAGE 46.7
+0.92
Progress 8 score
SATs to GCSE
NATIONAL AVERAGE -0.03
DATA
GUIDE

Secondary Data
Explained for parents
41.9
A level average point score
NATIONAL AVERAGE 34.3
B
+
Average A level result
NATIONAL AVERAGE C+
+0.13
A level progress score
GCSE to A level
NATIONAL AVERAGE -0.02
86%
NATIONAL AVG. 87%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

16.3:1
NATIONAL AVG. 16.3:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
9.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 13.7%
Persistent Absence
3.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 16.9%
Pupils first language
not English
2.8%
NATIONAL AVG. 16.4%
Free school meals
7.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 10.8%
Pupils with SEN support

Progress Compared With All Other Schools

+ 0.92 GCSE Progress Score Well Below Average (About 12% of schools in England) Below Average (About 20% of schools in England) Average (About 37% of schools in England) Above Average (About 17% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 14% of schools in England) + 0.13 A level Progress Score Well Below Average (About 5% of schools in England) Below Average (About 25% of schools in England) Average (About 48% of schools in England) Above Average (About 17% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 5% of schools in England)

School Results Over Time

2017 2018 2019 100% 100% 100%

% of pupils who achieved 5+ GCSEs grade 9-4
2017 2018 2019 98% 99% 99%

% of pupils who achieved GCSE grade 5 or above in both English and maths
2017 2018 2019 44% 41% 38%

% of pupils who achieved 3 A levels at AAB or higher

These results over time show historic performance for key exam results. We show pre-pandemic results as the fairest indicator of whether performance is up, down or stable

Clotherholme Road
Ripon
HG4 2DG
01765602647

School Description

Ripon Grammar is a smaller than average-sized secondary school. The school selects students for entry by ability through an examination held at age 11. The vast majority of students is White British and there are very few students who are known to be eligible for free school meals, compared to national figures. Three students have a statement of educational needs and a significant minority of students has been identified by the school as having an additional learning need, within the overall intake of high-ability students. These are typically medical needs or are related to literacy difficulties. Nearly all students attend as day students, coming from the town and surrounding rural areas. There is a small boarding department comprising two boarding houses, one for boys and one for girls. Sixty-three students are boarders; of these, 11 students board termly. The school has exceeded the floor standards in 2011, which sets minimum expectations for attainment and progress. The school has specialist status for engineering and holds the Artsmark and Sportsmark awards, and Healthy School status.

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