Ripon Grammar School

Use this site for specific admissions and 11 Plus exam information for Ripon Grammar School. We hope to help you to find out how to be successful with an 11 Plus exam application to Ripon Grammar School.

11 Plus Entry Information for Ripon Grammar School

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 specialist status for engineering and holds the Artsmark and Sportsmark awards, and Healthy School status.

County North Yorkshire
Address Ripon Grammar School, Clotherholme Road, Ripon HG4 2DG
Type Mixed Grammar
Pupils 852
Places in Year 7 115
Open Days July
Ripon Grammar School 11+ Resources Verbal Reasoning resources              Non Verbal Reasoning resources
Competition 5 applicants for every place
Exam Format GL 11 Plus – Verbal Reasoning, Non Verbal Reasoning 
School Website

Ripon Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Format

The 11 Plus Exam format for Ripon Grammar School is written by GL Assessment. The format of the exam is as follows:

Paper 1 40 minute long Non-Verbal Reasoning paper. Split into 4 subtests with an untimed practice section at the start of each tests. All questions are multiple choice.
Paper 2 50 minute long Verbal Reasoning paper. Test is split into sections with similar questions in each section. All questions are multiple choice.

Ripon Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Paper

Some publishers do have access to the exam format and produce their own mirror papers which aim to replicate what an 11 Plus exam for this school might look like.

We understand that these publishers get the information from familiarisation packs sent to parents, teachers, local tutors and pupils who have sat the test. The tests can of course change at any time and these papers only aim to give a good idea of what to expect, however, they are very useful and most parents use them at some point.

The ones we would suggest are from Learning Street. They are of high quality and cheaper than any others we have seen. Direct links to the papers are below and Learning Street produce them as mock exams which is unique (so you can run your own mock exam at home). Links to the papers are below:

Learning Street Ripon Grammar School 11 Plus Mock Exam 1

Learning Street Ripon Grammar School 11 Plus Mock Exam 2

Learning Street Ripon Grammar School 11 Plus Mock Exam 3

Learning Street Ripon Grammar School 11 Plus Mock Exam 4

Learning Street Ripon Grammar School 11 Plus Mock Exam Papers Bundle ( Packs 1-4)

How to prepare for the Ripon Grammar School 11 Plus Exam

Essentially you have 5 options when it comes to helping your child to prepare.

1/ Some parents use a Private Tutor. If you want to start your search for a suitable one, we provide links to some Private tutors in Yorkshire to help you. These can cost between £2500 and £6000 a year. For help thinking about which private tutor might be right for you see our guidance page.

2/ Other parents use a Tuition Centre with group tuition. If you want to start your search for a suitable one, we provide links to some Tuition centres in Yorkshire North to help you. These can cost between £1500 and £3500 for a year. For help thinking about which tuition centre might be right for you see our guidance page.

3/ If you are thinking of preparing at home using books then our 11 Plus Exam papers and books section provides lots of links and advice to help you choose which books to use and what to focus on. Preparation plans are also provided. Using this method is great for those parents prepared to take a more hands on approach. The average parent using this method spends about £300 on books and papers during the final year of preparation.

4/ A great option is a structured course. These courses gradually build up skills so you can focus on helping your child with the work provided. The best supplier is Learning Street which helps you prepare your child from home, ranging in price from £12 to £89 ( full cost – not monthly cost) it is the cheapest method of preparation. To find out their course suggestions for Ripon Grammar School 11 Plus preparation click the link.

5/  Online preparation. This is not something we recommend. Online solutions are growing more useful and reliable and for some aspects of preparation they can be useful but certainly not for all your preparation needs. They are also very expensive for what they provide with some coming in at £600- £1000 for a year depending on which options you select. For our rationale on why we believe online preparation is not a good solution yet click through to the page 11 Plus online preparation.

Ripon Grammar School 11 Plus Exam – Further Help

This website has lots of information which can help you aside from the ones we have directed you to above:

If you are thinking about doing an 11 Plus Mock Exam, then we have a page with 11 Plus Mock Exams in Yorkshire North.

We have all sorts of pages related to preparing for the exam and getting ready for the exam day itself including:

Top Ten 11 plus Preparation Tips

Last Minute Preparation Solutions

11 Plus Exam Day Tips

11 Plus Exam Forum – Yorkshire North Pages- where we have pre-answered the most common questions

And of course there is a wealth of information including preparation plans in our exam papers and books section for Yorkshire North.