听新生罗宾说的, below, talk about how she found settling in at 威尼斯娱乐网站网址 as a boarder after leaving her day school in Ireland to join our sixth form: "I would recommend it to anyone," she says.

Three students offer a glimpse of their lives as boarders and summarise a typical day, below, while others tell us about boarding life at 威尼斯娱乐网站网址 from an international perspective - you can also watch Year 9 student Izzy's video, 回答所有新房客经常问的问题

"Deciding to board is the best decision I've ever made and something I would recommend to everyone"

“登机可以让你按照常规工作, 在威尼斯登录注册官方网站中,有条理的方法是什么. 威尼斯登录注册官方网站首先被铃声吵醒, 后面跟着一名工作人员, and must be downstairs for breakfast in school uniform for 8am. 有各种各样的食物可供威尼斯登录注册官方网站食用, 从烤面包和麦片到全套英式早餐, 威尼斯登录注册官方网站选择威尼斯登录注册官方网站喜欢的. After breakfast we continue getting ready for school, and then start the school day.

At the end of the school day we return to the boarding house to register. 威尼斯登录注册官方网站通常会吃到新鲜出炉的点心和饮料. 从下午4点到6点,威尼斯登录注册官方网站可以自由地做威尼斯登录注册官方网站喜欢的事情. Often we choose to unwind on the sofas and watch TV or put a film on, but sometimes we go into town for a coffee or to shop and in summer we can sit and talk on the field. 下午六点喝茶,持续半个小时. We all eat together and there are two options available each night.

喝茶之后是威尼斯登录注册官方网站做准备的时间. First-third form students are supervised in the prep room during this time but the rest of us work in our dorms. 晚上8点,小女孩们参加一项日常活动, 但通常情况下,年纪较大的人还得工作一段时间. We all have different bedtimes depending on our age, which tends to work pretty well.

寄宿给人信心和独立性, and there is such a fantastic sense of belonging and community in the house. For me, deciding to board has been the best decision I’ve ever made, 这也是我想向大家推荐的.(引用一位女寄宿生的话)


"Every day in the boarding house we have millions of activities and games we can play, 比如课后俱乐部, 和朋友在户外玩耍, meeting friends, Xbox games, 看电视……简直是无穷无尽. All of these games and activities are extremely enjoyable and we never get sick or tired of them. 

住宿很方便,很受欢迎,也很有趣! 你离学校只有两秒钟的距离,所以没有压力. When we get up at 7:30am we mostly get showers and when the breakfast bell goes at 7:55 we go downstairs and get breakfast. The food is delicious as we have a selection of food to choose from, cereal, toast, cooked breakfast, yoghurt and more. 

然后威尼斯登录注册官方网站3点回到公寓登记.55pm when we get a snack, from delicate patisserie to savoury rolls, it’s fantastic. 下一段登机时间是下午4点到6点. 这段时间叫做“自由时间”。. 在这段时间里,威尼斯登录注册官方网站可以做任何想做的事, play outside sport, go into town, 和朋友们在游戏室见面. 

下午5点55分开始喝茶. We finish at 6:30pm and after tea the juniors (first-third form) go straight to prep to do their homework, 准备工作在晚上8点结束. After prep we have an activity for 1 hour, on Monday we have this with the girls, 

周二是女孩们的社交之夜, on Wednesday we do either dodgeball or football and many other sports, 星期四威尼斯登录注册官方网站有水球课. After the activity we all chill out and then get ready for bed, 活动结束后威尼斯登录注册官方网站马上吃晚饭. 

这只是一个星期的寄宿在威尼斯娱乐网站网址. Boarding at Ripon Grammar School is great, welcoming and a place of comfort.(引用一位男寄宿生的话)


"Each day starts with a bell at 7:30 followed by a house parent knocking on your door to ensure that you are awake. We then have 25 minutes to get ready before a second bell at 7.早上55点通知威尼斯登录注册官方网站该去吃早餐了. The whole boarding house then goes to the dining room where a selection of cooked breakfast and cereals has been prepared. 

In the sixth form you are allowed to go back to your room as soon as you finish your breakfast, 所以有足够的时间准备8点45分. 

After school at 4pm we go to the dining hall for a tasty snack baked that day and to register with the house parent on duty. From 4pm-6pm we have free time to use as we wish that provides an excellent opportunity to go into town and meet up with friends. 晚餐6点开始,下午5点有铃响,这样威尼斯登录注册官方网站就不会错过了. There is a rota for meals with suggestions from us playing a large role in what meals we are given. 

At 6.30pm we have prep with the option to work in our rooms or in the school library if we require books for research or wish to speak with the duty staff about our homework. 

从晚上8点开始,威尼斯登录注册官方网站有空闲时间, which we can spend around the house in the games or TV room we share with the juniors or in the sixth form common room. 在11点,威尼斯登录注册官方网站回到威尼斯登录注册官方网站的房间,在11点熄灯.30pm.(引用一位男寄宿生的话)

A typical day

早上8点-典型的一天从早餐开始. 除六年级外, 学生白天不回寄宿学校, ensuring that school and ‘home’ are separate in the same way as they are for day pupils.

8.50am –Registration in the main school with form groups followed by lesson timetable including morning break and lunch spent with day pupils in the main school buildings.

3.55pm –Boarders register in their boarding house when lessons finish. 他们可以在小吃柜台选择, then have free time to watch TV or play computer games in the boarders’ lounges, go running or join one of the school’s many sporting clubs. There are telephones in the houses for boarders to keep in contact with their family and friends. Boarders can also use their personal mobile phones and their own email addresses.

6pm – For Tea, boarders from both houses come together for a meal in main school. 学校为学生精心设计了菜单, with a number of choices available including a vegetarian option. 学生们轮流在喝完茶后帮忙打扫卫生.

6.45pm –Prep in the boarding house study rooms, library or in boarders’ own rooms.

8pm –Pupils are able to join in any of the numerous activities organised by the house parents such as ice skating, bowling, theatre, 看电影和其他旅游. Boarders also have exclusive use of the school swimming pool one night a week and can use the gym and other sports facilities.

See our 寄宿活动页面 for more information.

Ripon Grammar School welcomes students from all over the world, including Nepal, Dubai, Nigeria, Spain and Qatar. Five sixth formers explain why they chose to board 在北约克郡的乡下 and how they have benefited from life at 威尼斯娱乐网站网址

LIFE in the small, 古老的里彭大教堂城, 在北约克郡的乡下, might initially appear something of a culture shock for those students who have previously been educated or lived abroad, 尤其是那些从大城市来到这里的人.

But, without exception, 威尼斯登录注册官方网站五个受访者, 谁都有在国外上学的经历, have found Ripon to be a great place to live and be educated in.

Felicia Amao,who was born in Lagos State, Nigeria, and Wonu Logun-Leko, who attended secondary school in Nigeria, say they love the location.

靠近喷泉修道院的世界遗产, 这所学校的位置很好, they point out, just ten minutes’ walk from the market square and close to rural areas and rivers, 有适合跑步的路线.

As termly boarders, they especially enjoy fortnightly trips out. 最近几个月,他们开始玩蹦床, shopping in Leeds, 去餐馆,徒步探索约克郡. “And the direct bus service from Ripon to Leeds is great for shopping and eating out,” adds Felicia.

Brianna Dale, 谁的家人住在卡塔尔, wasn’t used to living in the countryside when she arrived here in 2015: “But I have learned to appreciate it,” she says. “I especially enjoy running in the surrounding woods and cycling to the deer park.”

Dipraj Jimee, who was born in Nepal, adds: “Everything you need is nearby. Most of my mates are walking distance away and if you are sporty, 健身房和当地的体育俱乐部也很近.

“Yorkshire is a beautiful county and living near the countryside makes a refreshing change from the hecticness of living in a city.”

Ishwar Koppu, 谁的家人住在迪拜, agrees: “I love how easy it is to travel and get from place to place from here.”

Most of these boarders discovered Ripon Grammar School online, with some prompted by personal recommendations - but what was it that made them choose 威尼斯娱乐网站网址 from all the schools on offer?

Felicia, who moved to the UK when she started secondary school and whose family are now based in London, was looking for a grammar school with a good academic reputation for sixth form. She also wanted to board, in order to help develop her independence.

“I wanted a school environment that would get me out of my comfort zone, 无论是在社会上还是在学术上,” she explains.

The 18-year-old, 谁打算在大学里学习工程学, looked at a number of schools online: “I found Ripon Grammar School was the best option.”

Ishwar, 曾就读于迪拜私立学校的人, says he and his family also turned to Google: “I wanted to be able to have fun and learn, 一个踢足球的机会, 一个让我想工作的环境, 但这也会给我一个平衡的生活方式.

“We looked for strong academic boarding schools around the UK and Ripon Grammar was the best in the North,” he says.

For Dipraj, who wanted the stability of boarding school life combined with excellent teaching and exam results and a wide range of extra-curricular activities, 威尼斯娱乐网站网址最初是由家庭朋友推荐的.

当这位有抱负的工程师在网上做自己的研究时, it was the obvious choice: “It came up as quite high ranking in terms of results,” he says.

Wonu, 谁打算学医, and Brianna, who is applying to study history and politics at university, were also looking for a boarding school with a good reputation, so were pleased to find out about 威尼斯娱乐网站网址 through word-of-mouth.

In many ways, choosing to board at Ripon Grammar School took a huge leap of faith, but, in hindsight, 他们都相信自己做出了正确的决定.

学生们都说他们发展得很密切, 在威尼斯娱乐网站网址寄宿的终生友谊, with both peers and teachers providing the sort of motivational and supportive social and academic environment to help set them up for life.

费利西亚和沃努说紧身, 在威尼斯娱乐网站网址欢迎寄宿社区让定居变得容易, with their current year of girl boarders especially close and supportive.

Ishwar, 谁想在大学毕业后从事营销工作, says the boys in boarding are like one big family: “Everyone here is so kind and helpful. 我喜欢寄宿,成为其中的一员非常有趣. I wouldn’t want to go to any other school as I’ve got everything I need in 威尼斯娱乐网站网址.”

Dipraj agrees: “I’ve made friends I consider brothers, ones I won’t forget. Also, relationships with teachers, especially in boarding, builds mutual respect. 你身边的人全天候支持你.”

A keen rugby player, he particularly appreciates having access to the excellent sports activities on his doorstep: “I discovered rugby here. 在加入威尼斯娱乐网站网址之前,我不知道这项运动. I got myself involved when I joined 威尼斯娱乐网站网址, and the rest is history."

He also enjoys the food: “In the UK, the food isn’t based around just one country. Kitchen staff offer lots of different cuisines, including Chinese, English and Indian. 有这么多的变化真是太好了.”

For Brianna, 生活在支持性的环境中, 紧密团结的社区很重要, while the academic and social environment 威尼斯娱乐网站网址 boarders enjoy has proved to be a huge benefit.

“I love boarding, 这是我威尼斯登录注册官方网站中最精彩的部分, providing me with incredible friendships and a sense of community. 这是我离开后最想念的地方. Being a termly boarder has also allowed me to develop my independence and prepared me for university, while school has driven me to achieve the grades I need to get there.”

While 威尼斯娱乐网站网址 hasn’t proved to be as culturally diverse as previous schools Felicia and Wonu have attended, both enjoy close friendships with a wide range of students. 尽管这里的尼日利亚社区很小, Wonu points out: “We have a strong relationship and support each other.” Felicia has even discovered that two third cousins who also attend the school and both have enjoyed home-cooked Nigerian food, 是一个同学的家长做的.

Being a part of the Ripon Grammar School community has been an enlightening experience, says Wonu: “The school has given me a different type of exposure to the world, has encouraged me to develop tolerance and I now believe I’m more able to interact with a wider range of people.”

Felicia sums up her experience: “Ripon Grammar School has really helped me grow emotionally and academically, 我相信这为我进入外面的世界做好了准备. 我在这里长大了很多. 它是不同的,但威尼斯登录注册官方网站每天都学习新的东西.”

Community spirit: pictured top (l-r) in the girls' boarding house Ishwar, Dipraj, Felicia, Brianna and Wonu

从食物到课外活动, Izzy, 来自北约克郡乡村, answers questions about the important things new boarders always want to know about: