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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Third Form have had a great day. We painted bird boxes, went on our very muddy walk, planted our cherry tree and watched a short programme on what we can do to combat climate change. 🙌🏻🚶🏼‍♂️🚶🏻‍♀️🌍

Well done guys!
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First Form Founders' Day walk to The Obelisk at Nostell Priory. A great effort was made by all during the 5 Kilometre route! #dayout #foundersday #rambling ... See MoreSee Less

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4 hours ago

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Sixth Form have enjoyed a very muddy Founders’ Day Walk to Thorpe Audlin and back, via a very muddy cow field! #welldone #rambling #walking #foundersday #happybirthdayackworth ... See MoreSee Less

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7 hours ago

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This year, Ackworth School is 240 years old!

Every 18th of October, we celebrate the enrolment for the first pupils at Ackworth back in 1779. We call this day "Founders' Day".

As Founders' Day falls on the last day of term this year, we're getting in early to celebrate. Today, our pupils are going on walks in the local area to get to know this beautiful part of Yorkshire better. When they return to school, students will participate in a range of activities to benefit the environment and the local community, like planting trees, building bird boxes, and creating flowering planters.

We started the day by taking this beautiful photo on the Green to mark this special occasion for Ackworth School and Coram House. #Ackworth240
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1 day ago

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Working with Miss Rose on a special project for Founders’ Day tomorrow. Can you guess what it is? ... See MoreSee Less

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1 day ago

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Ackworth School have managed to donate a huge total of 12 x boxes to Pontefract Food Bank after receiving an urgent plea for help from the Chair of Trustees, Frank Sheard.

In true Ackworth tradition, parents and friends have given generously and the items have now been collected be Frank. Thank you so much for your help.

We will be asking for donations again during the next half term and a laundry basket will be provided in Reception for dry or tinned foods. Again, we would like to say THANK YOU for your help.
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2 days ago

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Here’s a soggy Mr Boucher who took one for the team to raise money for Sixth Form #charityweek!

Don’t worry, Mr Boucher. You’ll dry off soon 😝
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3 days ago

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Sixth Form Charity Week begins tomorrow! 🤩

Check out the timetable below for what’s happening and remember to bring your spare change 💷 💰 to support fundraising efforts.
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5 days ago

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We would like to wish our Columbian Friends a safe journey home after a great five week stay at Ackworth School.
We have received so many positive remarks about your attitude to learning and you have been a real asset to the School. We would love to welcome you back in the future.
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5 days ago

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Five Ackworth pupils have been selected for the Wakefield District U15 netball Squad. Well done girls! ... See MoreSee Less

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A very muddy Founders’ Day for Pre-prep today in the forest. The children did not look this clean at the end of the day... #Ackworth240

As part of the Sixth Form's #CharityWeek, there will be an Auction event on Friday at lunch: Parents are invited to join and help raise funds!

First Form Founders' Day walk to The Obelisk at Nostell Priory. A great effort was made by all during the 15 Kilometer route! #dayout #foundersday #rambling

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This year, Ackworth School is 240 years old!

Every 18th of October, we celebrate the enrolment of the first pupils in 1779. We call this day "Founders' Day". As Founders' Day falls on the last day of term this year, we are getting in early to celebrate. #Ackworth240

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