GCSE certificates are now available for collection from the academy. Students who completed their exams at the academy last year can visit without appointment from 15th January to collect their certificates between 9.30am and 4pm. Any student who is unable to collect their certificate in person may ask a friend or relative to collect on their behalf, however the nominated person MUST have a signed letter from the student giving them permission to collect along with identification.

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.



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

Upcoming Events

Monday 4th November 2019
Students return to the Academy

Tuesday 12th November 2019
Year 8 & 11 Parents Evening

Monday 18th November 2019
Year 11 Mock Exams begin

Thursday 28th November 2019
Year 11 Science in Action Trip, Salford University

Thursday 19th December 2019
Academy closes for Christmas holidays.

Monday 6th January 2020
Students return to the Academy

Year 11 Revision and Exam Information

Half Term Intervention 17th - 21st February


Winter Concert


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

Key Academy Dates

Letters to Parents

Outlook Magazine


“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