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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Thank you to our wonderful catering team for the lovely food and service and thank you to the students who volunteered their time to help out the senior citizens from our local community at the Senior Citizens Christmas dinner this afternoon. Well done all!


Thank you to our friends at Ackworth School in Pontefract who have supported our Christmas Appeal again this year with literally hundreds of pounds worth of gifts.

These will certainly help to bring a smile to the faces of children in hospital this Christmas.


Great to be coming back to @ackworth_school this winter for our Xmas camp🎄🎅❄️

The camp is open to all young players from @AckworthCC & around the Wakefield/Pontefract area🏏🔥

To book a place please get in touch via⤵️


Never felt as proud as I have after a show run as I do now. The children have pulled off the most monumental accomplishment and I'd like to thank everyone involved. https://t.co/T77O8CyGZQ

Well done to the @yorkshirechild. We hope other friends join your appeal.

Fab #Christmas carol concert @ackworth_school . Well done to all the students and staff. Merry Christmas.

Phlebia radiata growing on fallen silver birch at @ackworth_school It's getting a bit over-enthusiastic as it clambers up the grass stems. #fungi #mycology


Our last day @ackworth_school. Thank you so much to the pupils, parents and staff for your kindness & many thoughtful gestures. We arrived as a newly married couple & depart as a growing family, with many happy memories. We are also thrilled to be in our new home in Scarborough.

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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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