Outwood Academy Hemsworth

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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.[1]

Outwood Academy Hemsworth
Wakefield Road

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Coordinates53°36′55″N 1°21′08″W / 53.6154°N 1.3522°W / 53.6154; -1.3522Coordinates: 53°36′55″N 1°21′08″W / 53.6154°N 1.3522°W / 53.6154; -1.3522
MottoStudents first
Established1547; 475 years ago (1547)
FounderRobert Holgate
Local authorityWakefield
Department for Education URN145938 Tables
PrincipalToby Rutter
Age11 to 18
Enrolment1,358 as of November 2015
PublicationInsight Magazine

The school is operated by Outwood Grange Academies Trust, and the principal Toby Rutter.[1]


The school was opened in 1921, set up by the West Riding County Council's Education Committee and known as Hemsworth Grammar School.[2] (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,[3] 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.[4] The school also offers adult education courses to the local community.[5]

On 1 May 2018 the school became part of Outwood Grange Academies Trust, reopening as Outwood Academy Hemsworth.[1]

Notable former pupilsEdit

Geoff Boycott

Hemsworth High SchoolEdit

Hemsworth Grammar SchoolEdit


  1. ^ a b c "Outwood Academy Hemsworth - GOV.UK". get-information-schools.service.gov.uk. Department for Education. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Hemsworth Secondary/Grammar School 1921-67". Hemsworth Grammar School. Retrieved 24 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Wakefield City Academies Trust, Achieving excellence through partnership". wcatrust.org. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Curriculum". hemsworth.wakefield.sch.uk. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  5. ^ "About Us". hemsworth.wakefield.sch.uk. Retrieved 14 November 2015.

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