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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20 hours ago

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A beautiful start to the penultimate day of term here at Ackworth School 🌅

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6 days ago

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A beautifully crisp start to the weekend at Ackworth! ❄️ #frost @ Ackworth School ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

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This morning Year 6 made sausage rolls! All of the students did really well making a plait shape with their pastry. They also learnt to test the internal temperature of the product using a food probe. #food #nutrition ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

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We're looking forward to welcoming future students and their families to Ackworth School to our Open Morning today.

We welcome prospective families at any time of the year. To arrange your visit, head to www.ackworthschool.com/visit for more information.
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1 week ago

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Pontefract Food Bank is in urgent need of further supplies to help provide food and toiletries to people in need over the festive period.

If you are able to make any donations, we ask you to please leave them in the baskets provided in our main School Reception.

Please see the list below for some examples of supplies that are needed:

- toilet roll
- baby formula and cereal
- tinned foods
- sanitary items
- tea and coffee
- soups
- cereal bars
- packaged pasta
- toiletries such as toothpaste, razors, hairspray, shampoo and conditioner

Thank you for your generous support at this time of year.
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2 weeks ago

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"You know you're leagues behind the men. But you're bright. And you're here. They say you don't have the capacity to be scholars. So read everything. Learn everything. Know the philosophers. And then think for yourselves."

Join us for our production of 'Blue Stockings', from 7pm at the Fothergill Theatre 27-29 November, and follow four talented female undergraduates and the campaign to be allowed - like their male colleagues - to receive a formal degree qualification at the end of their studies.

Tickets are free! We only ask for a donation to a retiring collection at the end of the play.

Reserve your tickets today by contacting reception@ackworthschool.com
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2 weeks ago

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Everything’s ready for our next trip to the Etihad this Tuesday! ⚽️ Make sure you are dressed appropriately - stay warm and dry (red is not a good colour...). ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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We are delighted to invite you to our production of 'Blue Stockings', from 7pm at the Fothergill Theatre 27-29 November.

Tickets are free - we only ask for a donation to a retiring collection at the end of the play.

Reserve your tickets today by contacting reception@ackworthschool.com
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3 weeks ago

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This afternoon, our GCSE and A Level music students have been observing the RNS Live! Set Works concert at the Sage, Gateshead 🎼🎹🎼🎹

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3 weeks ago

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Our First form students are wearing blue today for #antibullyingweek, showing their support and solidarity!

Anti-Bullying Week, supported by O2, is urging everyone to remember that ‘Change Starts with Us’ underlining how everyday acts like listening to young people, having a conversation, thinking about the impact of our words or stopping before hitting ‘like’ on a hurtful social media post, can all help to reduce bullying.

Find out more at www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week
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Thank you to our wonderful families for your donations to @yorkshirechild’s Christmas Present Appeal. Your generous gifts will go to making Christmas a little brighter for children in need this year 🎄 🎁

This morning Year 6 made sausage rolls! All of the students did really well making a plait shape with their pastry. They also learnt to test the internal temperature of the product using a food probe. #food #nutrition

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Pontefract Food Bank is in urgent need of further supplies.

If you are able to make any donations, we ask you to please leave them in the baskets provided in our main School.

Thank you for your generous support at this time of year.

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