RIPON Grammar School has been named Best Co-educational Day and Boarding School in Yorkshire in a prestigious national awards scheme.

The SME 2021 UK Enterprise Awards recognises organisations in the UK which its judges consider to be the ‘best of the best’.

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Award coordinator Jessie Wilson said that, following the tumultuous nature of the last 18-months, this year’s award-winners deserve to be recognised as figureheads of change.

She said: “One of the joys of these awards is realising the sheer talent and skill that permeates across all British industries and fields.

“The awards are given solely on merit and are awarded to commend those most deserving for their ingenuity and hard work, distinguishing them from their competitors and proving them worthy of recognition.”

Ripon Grammar School has also been named top-performing state school in the North by The Sunday Times eight years running.

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