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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We’ve had the pleasure of hosting a group of 120 students from Language Education Connaissances for the past 2 weeks at Ackworth School and we would like to wish them a safe journey back to France 🇫🇷 as they start their departure this afternoon!

Last day in Costa Rica for the Projects Abroad group. We have spent the weekend in Monteverde, an area founded by Quakers. Learnt about their history and attended the local meeting. A great way to finish 2 fantastic weeks!


Hard core being laid down today. Nice to see the MUGA taking shape! Thanks to our kind parent for the wonderful gesture that has helped this project to be completed!

This week the Projects Abroad team have been planting trees! 276 of them in fact. And had a cookery lesson in a local village.


Our new Junior School Multi-Use Games Area (aka MUGA) is well underway. The footprint is clear to see. #ackworthschool #MUGA

The Projects Abroad team have been working hard on butterfly and monkey projects and painting murals! Now for a well deserved break for the weekend.


Old Scholar Lina joined us for the Music Tour and has now returned to Germany. We had a great time together, come back and play with us again in Ackworth soon!

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