6th Form Achieve Outstanding Results

Outwood Academy Ripon students celebrate incredible results again!

Students at Outwood Academy Ripon have surpassed previous years’ outstanding results yet again. Results in English, Science, Business Studies, ICT and vocational qualifications were a particular strength of the Academy, demonstrating achievement across a range of specialisms. With an average grade of Distinction*, achievement for vocational results is higher than ever and above national average. Results for academic subjects have also improved significantly, with students obtaining an average grade of C.

Julie Slater, Chief Executive Principal said, “We are delighted with the results our students have achieved again this year which is testament to the incredible hard work of our students, their families, staff, governors and trust board at Outwood Academy Ripon that we have yet again performed so well. I would like to particularly praise the work of the Principal Gemma Trattles, previous Principal Stephen Merifield and Head of Sixth Form Melissa Brant-Smith for their exceptional leadership in helping our students to gain these life changing results”.

Every student has achieved personal success, with just some of the highlights including:
1. Matthew Marsh attained A grades in Maths and Applied ICT, a Distinction* in Business and a grade C in Physics. Matthew will now study Computer Science at the University of York.
2. Sam Russell attained B grades in Maths, Physics, Applied ICT and a grade A in the Extended Project Qualification and is going to the University of Coventry to study Civil Engineering.
3. Rebecca Barrett attained a grade B in English Literature, History and Fine Art and will be studying History of Art at the University of York.
At this early stage the vast majority of students have already secured their places at university and in the remaining days we hope to place everyone in a university of their choice.

We are incredibly proud of our students and wish them every success for their futures.

Gemma Trattles
Outwood Academy Ripon


Matthew I'Anson, Scott Hepworth and Becky Barrett are thrilled with their results - congratulations from us all at OAR!


Fantastic results for Tiegan Oglesby, Jack Wailes, Beth Wolfe and Katie Wood - congratulations from us all at OAR!

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.


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“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