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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Week 7 Rehearsal Schedule is up on the #ackworthdrama blog. Note full cast needed for Tuesday afternoon! #whistledownthewind https://t.co/ywRaVP2rSB

Making Goldilocks some breakfast. Supporting our story this week ‘Goldilocks And The Three Bears’ #nursery

Very proud of our 4 teams of runners who participated in the English Schools Cross Country Cup today #ESAA @SchoolAthletics Thank you @woodhouse_grove for hosting the event 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃‍♂️

Fabulous prep from Charlotte. As she said...she went ‘full on English descriptive writing’ and she covered the key points she needed to. #medicine


GB Pentathlon Laser Shoot session in the Sports Hall.
@PentathlonGB #lasershootsession


Painting with tractors to support our learning about Harvest #eyfs #nursery


...and sometimes we just like to hang out in trees #year5 #forestschool


Year 5 are letting their imaginations run wild in the forest!

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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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