About Us


Outwood Academy Ripon is a small Academy located in the beautiful City of Ripon close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park. We are extremely proud of our tradition in serving the families of the community of Ripon through delivering a fantastic all round education. We took the decision to join the nationally renowned Outwood Grange Family of Schools in 2010 and we have achieved outstanding results and progress for our students. In our last Ofsted inspection, January 2016, we were judged to be an ‘Outstanding’ School in all four of the major categories.


Upcoming Events

Tuesday 20th June
Year 6 Induction Day 8:45am – 2:40pm
Year 6 Uniform Fitting – Trutex 3pm – 6pm
Tuesday 27th June
Airline Masterclass
Wednesday 28th June
UCAS Convention – Leeds Metropolitan University
Thursday 29th June
Prom Night – Yr11

Key Academy Diary Dates

Latest News

Letter to Parents

Parent Election Forms - closing date 26th June

Outlook Magazine

Literacy in the Academy

Word of the Week


Spelling of the Week


Career of the Week


“Word of the Week” is part of the Academy’s ongoing strategy to improve students’ literacy. Students are being taught the importance of language and the need for a good vocabulary, both for their school work and as an essential life skill. There is an Academy W.O.W. which is displayed around school and on the website, and its use is reinforced by VMG tutors and in school assemblies. The word will link to the assembly topic for that week and is designed to make students confident in their use of a range of complex words and their meanings.

“As vocabulary is reduced, so are the number of feelings you can express, the number of events you can describe, the number of the things you can identify. Man grows by language.” – Sheri S. Tepper