Outwood Academy Ripon celebrate record results

Outwood Academy Ripon celebrate record results as 79% of students achieve a grade 4 or higher in English and Maths.
Four students at the academy achieved a grade 9 in Maths, a further three grade 9s were achieved in English, two in History and one in Russian. This is the highest grade possible and puts students in the top 3 per cent of students in the country.
Students’ achievements in English and Mathematics were very pleasing with 86% achieving a grade 4 or above in English and 84% achieving a grade 4 or above in Mathematics. We are celebrating record results as 79% of students achieved a grade 4 or higher in English and Maths and 56% achieved grade 5 or higher.
Principal Gemma Trattles said, “The results represent a real achievement for our students and are testament to their hard work and the outstanding teaching in the academy. We are delighted with our students’ success this year and wish them every success in their futures.”
Each student has achieved personal success, with just some of the many highlights including: O.Galvin achieving an incredible attainment 8 score of 85.5 which included 3 grade 9s, 5 grade 8s, a grade 7, an grade A and a level 2 Distinction*. J.Downie achieved an attainment 8 score of 84.5 which included 3 grade 9s, 3 grade 8s, a grade 7, a grade A, a level 2 Distinction* and a level 2 Distinction.
Lynn James, Executive Principal, said, “I am extremely proud of what our students have achieved, the results are a testament of their determination, hard work and commitment, and I would like to pay tribute to our Principal, expert staff, governors and parents for their ongoing dedication to our students’ achievements. We look forward to welcoming some of them back in September to the sixth form provision at Outwood Academy Easingwold where they can continue their academic success.”

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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Year 7 and 8 Honours Programme

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  • drive to excel
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Year 6 Uniform collection: Monday 2nd September from 10:00am to 14:00pm from the main reception.

Term starts: Wednesday 4th September for years 7 & 11 only and Thursday 5th September for all other years.

Summer Results Days

A Level Results day – Thursday 15th August 2019

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GCSE Results day – Thursday 22nd August 2019

Year 11 9am to 11am
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Any year 10 results not collected by 11am will be available to collect on return to the academy in September.
If a student cannot collect their results personally, a representative can collect them on their behalf but they must provide the following documentation:

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“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

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Learning about staying safe online is very important. At Outwood Academy Ripon we make sure our students are aware of the risks to safety that are online and what to do to stay safe.

We are committed to improving E-Safety not only in school but at home as well.

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