Leadership Team

Executive Principal and Principal


Mr Robert Tarn - Regional Chief Executive

Regional Chief Executive (North) Outwood Grange Academies Trust, National Leader of Education (NLE).

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Mrs Lynne James - Associate Executive Principal

Associate Executive Principal, Outwood Academy Ripon.

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Mr Stephen Merifield - Principal

Steve graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University with an Honours Degree and a PGCE, later he went on to complete a Masters Degree in Education at York University. Steve started his teaching career as a graduate P.E. Teacher at King James’s Schoo...

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Senior Leadership Team


Mr Paul Martin - Assistant Principal

I joined Outwood Academy Ripon as Assistant Principal for Deep Learning in July 2016 and, as well as teaching Maths and ICT, my responsibilities include the quality of teaching and learning, marking and assessment, home learning and performance ma...

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Mrs Hazel Atherley - Associate Assistant Principal

I joined Outwood Academy Ripon in 2006 (then Ripon College). I am a Learning Manager with responsibility for years 11,12 and 13. I have held posts within the Deeps for the last four years and in January 2015 joined the Senior Leadership Team as an...

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Mrs Joanne Johnson - Associate Assistant Principal

.I joined Outwood Academy Ripon in April 2015. I am a Learning Manager with responsibility for Years 9 and 10 and previously worked with years 7 and 8. I was appointed as an Associate Assistant Principal in July 2016, a positon that I am looking f...

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Mrs Kate Staniforth - Acting Assistant Principal

​I have worked for Outwood Academy Ripon for 7 years, I am Head of Business, Computing and ICT, with an additional role as Associate Assistant Principal within DEEP Experience. I have responsibilities as BTEC Quality Nominee, Educational Visits Co...

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Mrs Lindsay Carroll - Acting Assistant Principal

I have been at Outwood Academy Ripon since June 2015, having previously worked at Outwood Academy Acklam for several years. I held several roles there including Head of ICT and Business and Associate Assistant Principal. I am very proud and exci...

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Mrs Maxine Carpenter-Harvey - Associate Assistant Principal


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Mrs Melissa Brant-Smith - Associate Principal and Head of Sixth Form


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