Our Facilities and Learning Resources

Outwood Academy Hemsworth boasts some excellent facilities that our sixth form students enjoy including a purpose built sixth form centre, enabling students to get the best out of their studies and the most enjoyment from school.   A brand new 3-storey building is currently under construction which will house 17 new classrooms including a drama studio, music, art and photography rooms.  There will be a brand new dining hall and conference theatre. 

Academic Study Areas
Facilities include a dedicated and purpose-built sixth form centre which includes an achievement centre with IT facilities and a separate common room.  Sixth form students also make use of main school facilities i.e. subject-specific facilities, science laboratories, construction unit, drama and art studios. A variety of specific sixth form study areas support students’ academic excellence during the day. The dedicated achievement centre within the sixth form centre is where students can work in a silent environment and access A-level resources, and is open from 8.00am-5.00pm. Alternatively, a bookable study room is available for small group work and the sixth form common room provides a more sociable working environment. 

The sixth form uses the school library facilities independently throughout the day for study and to obtain assistance with their academic work. The librarians work with students in class groups, and on an individual basis, to direct them towards the most appropriate resources for their individual academic and personal needs.

Blended Learning Facilities
The Google suite is used by all curriculum areas for sharing resources for further learning.  Each subject has a specific google classroom which is led by subject teacher and lesson resources such as videos, powerpoints, reading documents are uploaded.  The Post 16 team has a dedicated classroom for communication, sharing of pastoral resources, careers, post 18 destinations and student wellbeing.

Other Facilities
We have a newly refurbished sports hall with fitness suite and full size 4G all weather pitch.  There is a drama studio, music rooms with practice rooms, a recording studio and a media suite, a purpose built construction unit and fully equipped art and photography rooms.