Beyond The Classroom Overview

Our co-curricular programme supports our academic programme

Ackworth School has a strong boarding ethos, which means that a full academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular programme is offered daily. From morning to evening there is much on offer, whether students are day students or full boarders. The days are full with much to do and friends to interact with.

Students have a vast range of extra-curricular activities to choose from. A comprehensive sporting programme operates during curriculum time, after school and at the weekends. Major sports are on offer to our students including football, hockey, netball, tennis, rounders, swimming and athletics. Alongside these, many other sports are also available including basketball, badminton, table tennis, volleyball, squash, fitness training and fencing.

In addition pupils have many opportunities throughout their time at school to develop life long skills such as leadership and team work through the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, Sports Teams, Music, the Performing Arts, Debating, public speaking, PeaceJam and Student Councils to mention but a few.

Throughout the week the extra curricular programme, which takes place during lunch times and after school, offers over 50 activities, covering a diverse range of disciplines including dance, gymnastics, aerobics, silversmithing, drama, art, textiles, DT, IT, model railway club, cyber club, swing band, ensembles, choirs, orchestra, cookery, and many more.

Every year there are new additions to the programme and as a private boarding school try and endeavour to match the needs of our students. Ackworth School has excellent facilities including many pitches, Swimming Pool, Sports Hall, Fitness Room, Gymnasium, tennis and netball courts, squash courts, and use of a nearby all weather pitch and golf course. The School is set in beautiful grounds providing space for students to unwind, socialise or simply to relax.

Being a private school, a full activity programme including sports, the creative arts, trips and visits, talks, workshops, etc also takes place during weekends, to which Senior day students are most welcome.

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