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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Wonderful learning environments and innovative thinking in our classrooms!

Out international Business students have been learning about methods of production. Today, we looked at job production, using cake. Later this week we will assimilate batch production, when we make batches of different types of cards.


The top #5 things NOT to start your personal statement with! The sixth form are getting advice from @LancasterUni #ucas #sixthform

Party on the Green is a little over two weeks away! Please contact Emma at PSA@ackworthschool.com if you would like to purchase tickets for this wonderful event.

Today we had the pleasure of welcoming Old Scholars’ David and Joan Bye back to Ackworth School.

David and Joan met at Ackworth School in 1946 and later married.

David has very kindly donated his collection of First Day Cover Stamps to the school.


Congratulations to Will who has scored his first century for the Barnsley area team. Will scored 133 and has recently been selected by Yorkshire Under11s.

Dear Ackworth School Parents,
If you, or friends have a wedding-related business we invite you to exhibit at our upcoming Wedding Fayre. Please contact jane.easter@ackworthschool.com for further details.

Congratulations to Old Scholar, Katie, for graduating with a BA. Hons 1st Class Degree in English Literature from Liverpool John Moores University! Well done!

Well done to Coram House, Year 6, on removing so much litter from the River Went this morning. Parents and students alike had a really good time.

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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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