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.


Upcoming Events

Tuesday 15th October 2019
York College will be in the Academy exploring Post 16 options with Year 11

Thursday 24th October 2019
Academy closes for half term

Monday 4th November 2019
Students return to the Academy

Thursday 19th December 2019
Academy closes for Christmas holidays.

Monday 6th January 2020
Students return to the Academy

Latest News

Juliet Wright, one of our amazing year 11 students has recently won a Giving Voice Award. Juliet was nominated by Stephen Parsons, Chair of NAPLIC (National Association of Professionals concerned with Language Impaired Children) and was present the award by Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex. Juliet also opened the conference with a powerful presentation about her own experiences. Juliet is helping to raise awareness of DLD (Developmental Language Disorder) more information on this common condition can be found here


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

Letter to Parents

Outlook Magazine

In our Academy this week

It was amazing to see so many students and staff wearing their yellow accessories in support of World Mental Health day on Thursday 10th October.


Thomas Alexander has won a competition by designing an amazing logo to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Rugby Union in Yorkshire. Find out more here where you can see Thomas’s logo in action!


Word of the Week


Spelling of the Week


Career of the Week


Fact of the Week


“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

E- Safety

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