On Tuesday 6th April the government confirmed that students should continue to wear face coverings in classrooms and communal areas where they cannot effectively socially distance.

Home Learning

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Principal's address

Year 8 into 9 Guided Pathway Information

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Guided Pathways Parental Letter Guided Pathways Options Booklet Guided Pathways Information Video

Year 11 information

Please use the link below to access our year 11 information website.

Year 11 information website Year 11 assembly 8th January 2021 Year 11 assembly 20th January 2021

As we continue to support Y11 as they work towards the awarding of their GCSE grades we are offering after-school intervention in the following subjects. Further interventions will also be offered by other subjects and we will provide details in due course.


Virtual Open Evening

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OAR Virtual Open Evening

Inclusion website

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Below is an additional helpline for students, parents and carers to use for additional information on COVID-19.

Department for Education coronavirus (COVID-19) helpline
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours:
Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm
Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm

Students Working From Home

Art Showcase

Some of our amazing artists have been sending in work done at home to enter our art competition

VE Day celebrations

We celebrated VE Day with socially distanced afternoon teas, bunting making, plane building and lots of fun!

Our Many Activities

Students and staff have been creative, egg decorating, gardening, letter writing and so much more!

About Us

Executive Principal, Lynn James
Principal, Will Pratt

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.


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.

Please visit our E-Safety page below as well as links to CEOP report and ‘Think you know’ website

Careers support for students & parents/carers


Academy Risk Assessment


Student Wellbeing

At Outwood Academy Ripon we place huge importance on the mental wellbeing of our students and offer them support through a number of interventions.

Please click here for further guidance


Letters to Parents

Newsletters and Outlooks

Covid Testing in the Academy