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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Please feel welcome to join our Annual Peace Lecture on Thursday 4th October presented by Ann Farr.

Congratulations to Sam on winning the U19s Gold Event at Millfield this weekend! #squash @james_willstrop

Congratulations to Asia who won the U15s Gold tournament at Millfield this weekend! #squash

Well done to all the boys who played in the junior InterHouse football tournament at the weekend. A great morning of football! #interhouse


Conditions were good for the second day of the DoE Bronze Expedition. After a cold night's camping at Slingsby, the groups trecked around part of the Howardian Hills and finished their walks at Hovingham.


Fifth form students have had a successful first day for their DOE Bronze expedition. They are staying overnight at Slingsby, where the tents have been pitched and the evening meal is being cooked.


Great video footage of Jasmin securing a 2-0 lead for England/Croatia against Hungary in the Croatian Open Semi Final. Great skill and determination. @TableTennisENG @schoolsportmag @MarcusGustafso7 #Tabletennis #England

Today I *caught* a 17 year old girl skipping down the corridor at school. Skipping. It made my day!

Giant polypore (Meripilus giganteus) has just helped to finish off a mature beech at @ackworth_school #fungi #mycology

Join fungal expert, Francis Hickenbottom, for an introduction to the weird and wonderful world of mushrooms, toadstools and much more!
We are meeting on Saturday 6th October 2018 at 10am in the school car park.
To book your place, please contact pip.langfield@ackworthschool.com

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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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