Post 16 Virtual Open Evening 2020 is now live!

Our Virtual Open Evening & Year 6 Transition websites are available to view. Please click on the links below for further details.

Consent form for COVID-19 testing in secondary schools and colleges
Following the Government’s announcement about mass testing in schools, please complete the consent form on the tab below if you wish for your child to be tested. Please complete this form regardless of whether you have completed a previous consent form, as the old one is now invalid.
Please note the form must be completed by 9:00am on Monday 1st March 2021

Student Home Test Kits
Year 7 to 13 students who have now had their three in-school COVID-19 tests will be bringing home two test kits to use at home and a guidance document that explains how these should be used. Each kit contains the elements needed for three tests.

Tests should be completed twice per week. The result of each test should be reported to the academy via the Google Form that each student has access to in their Google Classroom.

OAHemsworth 16-19 Tuition Fund Statement

The 16-19 tuition fund is one off funding for the 2020/21 academic year that is ring fenced for Sixth Form colleges to support students and mitigate disruption to learning arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please click the tab below for further details

Parent/Carer Guide to live online lessons.

Parent/Carer Views: Learning during closure
As an academy, it is important that we take into account views from parents and carers about key events which have affected our students. With this in mind, we would like to gather your views on what we put in place during the last period of enforced closure which began in January 2021. During this time, you will recall how we launched live lessons for all students in place of uploading work to Google Classroom. The aim of this was to ensure all students could have a clear structure in place when working from home whilst also accessing the full curriculum. We also added additional activities to all Google Classrooms such as quizzes and challenges to further engage our students. Furthermore, to ensure links were maintained with their tutors, every student was invited to online tutor time at the start of each day. For any students unable to access live lessons, the academy provided a laptop and/or internet access to ensure no-one missed out and fell behind. In all we issued over 140 laptops to students. Hopefully, we will not be placed in a similar situation again but we would still like to collate your views and opinions of the approach we took.

It is important that our Teaching Assistants support our most vulnerable learners during live lessons in the same way that they would if students were in school.
Google Meet has the ability to set up breakout rooms which is ideal for enabling a TA to work with a student(s) in a 1-to-1/small group setting. It also allows the teacher to drop-in to the breakout room and manage how this works. If you do not want your child to access this facility, please inform the academy. 019277 624220 or email

About Us

Given the government’s recommendation that, where other protective measures cannot be adhered to e.g. social distancing in communal areas, masks should be worn by students and staff. We have purchased masks and visors for all staff and spare masks for students where needed.

Congratulations to year 11 and fantastic results. We have also had another fantastic year in Post 16 with our value added being the highest in the trust and students achieving almost a grade higher than their target.

We are looking forward to welcoming our new Year 12 students in September. For those of you who are joining us this September then your start date is Wednesday 9th September. You will need to arrive by 8:15am in business dress. Please ensure you keep hold of your receipt for business dress as you will need to hand it in to claim some money back.

If you have not yet enrolled at Outwood Academy Hemsworth Post 16 then please complete the google form emailed along with your results and someone will be in touch.
Any questions please contact Mrs Clifford (

Secondary Wider Reopening Parent/Carers Information September 2020

To view Mr Rutter’s Powerpoint slides to view without watching the video, please click the tab below.

Tuesday 9th February is #SaferInternetDay, At 1pm, our Safer Schools Officer will be going live on the West Yorkshire Police Facebook page to discuss with parents and carers how children can stay safe when online. They will also be answering any questions that you might have.

OAHe Whole School Risk Assessment Policy April 2021

In preparation for September, it is very important that the contact details we have for you are up-to-date, please complete this form so we have the most up-to-date details. Please click on the tab below.

FAQs – re-opening in September for Parent/Carers and Students..


Letters to Parents

COVID-19 Re-opening message from Mr Rutter.

COVID-19 Safety measures put in place regarding social distancing whilst in the academy video from Mr Ives.


Connect newsletter, please click on the tabs below – 5th edition just released!


Learning about staying safe online is very important. At Outwood Academy Hemsworth we make sure our students are aware of the risks to safety that are online and what to do to stay safe.

E-Safety – Advice for Parents May 2020

We are committed to improving E-Safety not only in school but at home as well. For more details please click here!

‘Be The Difference’ Programme with Wakefield Trinity

This Easter, your young person has the opportunity to take part in Wakefield Trinity’s new ‘Be The Difference’ programme. A free experience specifically designed for young people aged between 11 and 15 years old, in and around Wakefield.

For more details, please click on the tabs below!

A short statement from the Outwood Family – please click on the tab below

Year 10 – To support your work on Google Classroom, please visit: to access expert help to revise GCSE English Language and English Literature. The tabs at the top of the website will assist you:

- GCSE English Language Component 1 (1 fiction text- reading + 1 narrative- writing)
- GCSE English Language Component 2 (2 non-fiction texts- reading + 2 transactionals- writing)
- GCSE English Literature Component 1 (Macbeth + Anthology Poetry)
- GCSE English Literature Component 2 (Blood Brothers + A Christmas Carol + Unseen Poetry)
- Preparation for A-Level English Language and Literature

You will need to use your Google account to access the revision website and please take a moment to complete the questionnaire. It only needs to be done once.


Pupil and parent guide to Google Classroom


What is CUCKOOING? Are you or someone you know at risk? Please click on the tab below for more details.

County Lines – Parents, carers and guardians – do you know for sure who your child is with?

What are they doing?

If the answer is ‘no’ then help West Yorkshire Police to help keep children safe from the misery of exploitation – especially through county lines crime.

“County Lines involves drug dealing, the exploitation of children and vulnerable adults, and many areas of serious organised crime – at its core is the principle of criminals looking to take advantage of young / vulnerable people for financial gain and to avoid the criminal justice system.

Please take time to look at the links provided and familiarise yourself with the content.

Know the signs and help us keep your loved ones safe.

Hegarty Maths – Parent and Carer Help.

Hegarty maths is the online platform used for Maths homework for year 8 -11. Your child will be set and expected to complete at least one task per week.

Trutex school uniform – click the tab below to download

Outlook Magazine


Latest News

  • Masterclasses for year 7-9 students - Enrichment activities

    Masterclass sessions for students in years 7-9 will start on 05.05.2021.


  • Home test kits

    If you completed a consent form for your child to be tested in school and they have not yet brought home a test kit or they are isolating, test kits can be collected from reception Friday 26th March.


  • No PS4 for Years 7, 8 & 9

    Please note that we will not be sending a PS4 home this half term for Years 7, 8 & 9 due to the very little time they have had back in school after lockdown.


Upcoming Events

  • Staff Vs Student Bike Off

    Friday 6th March – Miss Karpinska’s intervention students and Year 7 students part of the ASPIRE programme will be hosting a Staff Vs Student ‘Bike Off’ in order to raise money for Sports Relief.


  • Community Event

    We are hosting a Community Event on Thursday 20th February 2020 from 10:00am to 2:00pm for adults and students. Everybody is welcome! We would really like to see you there, so come along and join in. **This is a FREE event, no booking required**


  • World Mental Wellbeing Day - 10 October

    As it is World Mental Health Day on 10th October students and staff have been exploring ways to look improve their emotional wellbeing.


  • Halloween Activity Night

    Pumpkin Carving | Toffee Apple Making | Hot Chocolates


  • Year 11 Information Evening

    Students in Yr11 should be bringing home a letter regarding our Yr11 Information Evening on Tuesday 8 October 2019. Please find copy attached. Reply slips must be returned no later than 2 October 2019.


  • Year 6 Open Evening - Tuesday 24 September 2019

    There will be 3 presentations in the Dome: 5.45pm until 6.15pm, 6.30pm until 7.00pm, 7.15pm until 7.45pm*


  • GCSE Results Day - 22 August 2019

    Results will be available for students to collect between 9am and 12.30pm from the Main Reception