A vibrant Day School & the oldest Independent Co-Ed Boarding School in the UK

Aims & Ethos

Ackworth School’s purpose is to create a happy and secure environment in which all pupils realise and develop their own special abilities in constant awareness of the needs and claims of others.

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Academic Life

First-class teaching is at the heart of any good school and Ackworth benefits greatly from the quality and experience of its teaching staff.

Our aim is to provide a broad and balanced curriculum based on the National Curriculum but taking advantage of the flexibility we enjoy as an independent school. We encourage students to make curriculum choices which suit them best and much advice and guidance is on offer to help them to do this.

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AckworthSchoolArtLesson: https://t.co/7XiKa3z2dj via @YouTube

A very busy PE lesson for nursery this morning. Lots of jumping! #eyfs #PhysicalDevelopment


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Our latest production, 'Whistle Down The Wind' is being performed on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 28-30th November at 7pm in the Fothergill Theatre.

please contact Ackworth School Reception on 01977 61141 to reserve your seats!

Thank you @MountSchoolYork and @Read_School for coming over to take part in the hockey triangular this morning. It was lovely to have so many girls turn out, and great to watch such quality play!

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Boarding Blog


Durham trip.

We went to Durham on Saturday 10th March. After a lengthy 2 hour drive we finally arrived and walked up to the cathedral and castle… in the rain…ewww!

We looked in the cathedral. We looked at the beautiful carvings into the stone pillars and the new parts of the cathedral with new tapestries filled with bright colours. After this, a coffee/subway stop was much needed/ Yay! At 2pm we had a guided tour of the castle and also found out it was one of 16 colleges at Durham University...

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