About Us

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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

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

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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

Upcoming Events

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

    posted

Letter to Parents

Outlook Magazine

Literacy in the Academy

Word of the Week

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Spelling of the Week

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Career of the Week

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Fact of the Week

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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

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