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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Battling a city of zombies in maths games & puzzles club #ZombiesLoveMathsToo

We are pleased to announce the successful launch of our new Old Scholar Portal - Ackworth School Connect.

We warmly invite you to register, please do so by visiting:

Long training run in new training shirt. Raising awareness and funds for a really important cause. #charityrunning #nonsibi @ackworth_school @CandlelightersT

Marking some inventive battle stories from 1W tonight. They’re considering interpretations of events by writing from different perspectives about the same event. Great start everyone! #interpretations


Great tours Sat & Sun @ackworth_school #Coram Foundling Hospital to 1772, #Quaker boarding School 1779. #Georgian #architecture #socialhistory John Fothergill established paying £7k for the site. Holidays for boarders started 1845. #elizabethfry #johnwright #FriendsProvident

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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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