Outwood Academy Hemsworth, known previously as Hemsworth Arts and Community Academy and Hemsworth Arts and Community College, is a mixed secondary school and sixth form located in Hemsworth in the City of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England.
|Outwood Academy Hemsworth|
|Department for Education URN||145938 Tables|
|Age||11 to 18|
|Enrolment||1,358 as of November 2015[update]|
The school was opened in 1921, set up by the West Riding County Council's Education Committee and known as Hemsworth Grammar School. (It is not to be confused with Archbishop Holgate's grammar school, founded in Hemsworth in 1546 which moved to Barnsley in 1888.) It was renamed Hemsworth High School when the school became comprehensive. In 2001 the school gained specialist status as an Arts College and was renamed Hemsworth Arts and Community College. The school converted to academy status in August 2013 and was renamed Hemsworth Arts and Community Academy. It was sponsored by the Wakefield City Academies Trust, a multi-academy trust.
Hemsworth Arts and Community Academy offers GCSEs and BTECs as programmes of study for pupils, while students in the sixth form have the option to study from a range of A-levels and further BTECs. The school also offers adult education courses to the local community.
Notable former pupilsEdit
Hemsworth High SchoolEdit
- David Wainwright, cricketer
Hemsworth Grammar SchoolEdit
- Derek Birley, educationalist and writer, Vice-Chancellor from 1984 to 1981 of the University of Ulster
- Geoffrey Boycott, legendary Yorkshire and England cricketer (batsman)
- Phil Bull, gambler and publisher, who founded Timeform in Halifax
- Jeffrey Ennis, Labour MP from 1997 to 2010 for Barnsley East and Mexborough
- Leonard Parkin, journalist at ITN in the 1970s and 1980s on the News at Ten and 5.45 News
- Peter Toon, priest and theologian
- "Outwood Academy Hemsworth - GOV.UK". get-information-schools.service.gov.uk. Department for Education. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
- "Hemsworth Secondary/Grammar School 1921-67". Hemsworth Grammar School. Retrieved 24 March 2021.
- "Wakefield City Academies Trust, Achieving excellence through partnership". wcatrust.org. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
- "Curriculum". hemsworth.wakefield.sch.uk. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
- "About Us". hemsworth.wakefield.sch.uk. Retrieved 14 November 2015.