Outwood Academy Ripon students once again achieve phenomenal results!

Recent Department for Education data ranks Outwood Academy Ripon, first in the league table of 55 similar schools well above average, having a +0.75 progress 8 score and 5th in the league table, out of 76 schools and colleges in North Yorkshire.

76% of students at Outwood Academy Ripon achieved a grade 4 or higher in both English and Mathematics. Four students at the academy achieved a grade 9 in English, a further four in History, one in Biology and another in Chemistry, which is the highest grade possible and puts them in the top 3% of students in the country. Students studying English and Mathematics at the academy also made amazing progress with 77.4% achieving a grade 4 or above in English and 82.8% of students achieved a grade four or above in Mathematics. The results represent a real achievement for our students and are testament to their hard work and the outstanding teaching in the academy.

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, staff, governors and parents for their ongoing dedication to our students’ achievements. We look forward to welcoming many of them back in September to the new Sixth Form provision at our sister academy in Easingwold where students can continue their academic success.”

Each student has achieved personal success, with just some of the many highlights including:

J. Challis achieved an incredible attainment 8 score of 81.00 which included 3 grade 9s, 2 grade 8s, a grade 7, 3 grade Bs and a Distinction*. R Logan Dunk achieved an attainment 8 score of 75.5 which included a grade 9, 2 grade 8s, 3 grade 7s, a grade B and a Distinction*.

Gemma Trattles, the Principal said, “We are delighted with our students’ success this year and wish them every success in their futures.”

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.


Year 7 and 8 Honours Programme

The OAR Honours Programme is new to the academy and open to all students in Y7 and Y8 who regularly demonstrate the following qualities:

  • drive to excel
  • desire to learn
  • willingness to go the extra mile

For more information please click here

Key Academy Dates

Upcoming Events

Parents Evenings

Tuesday 12th March – Year 8,10 and 13 Parents Evening
Tuesday 30th April – Year 9, 11 and 12 Parents Evening

Latest News

  • Attendance and Lost Property

    1) End of Term: polite reminder that it is compulsory for all students to attend the academy right up until term ends at 2.50pm on Tues 25th July. 2) Lost Property: items can be collected from Reception up until the 4th Aug. Any remaining items


Letter to Parents

Outlook Magazine

Literacy in the Academy

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