Entry Procedure

The Ackworth admissions process is designed to ensure that the young person concerned would benefit from the opportunities of an Ackworth education.

An offer of a place at Ackworth depends on there being a vacancy in the relevant year group, the completion of the School’s own entrance examinations and a reference from the pupil’s previous school.

In the case of entry into the Sixth Form, conditional offers are made on the basis of a reference from the pupil’s current school and the achievement of appropriate grades at GCSE or equivalent.

Following the offer of a place by the School, parents should return the acceptance form and include a £400 acceptance fee which secures the place.

See the full list of Admissions Fees here.


International Students

  • Each student is considered individually.
  • Students sit the Ackworth English assessment and a current school report is requested.
  • An interview with the Head, either in person or by Skype

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Nursery (age 2.5+)

Our Nursery takes pupils from the age of 2½ to 4 years old.

Before a place is offered, we will invite your child to Nursery for an informal assessment to ensure they are Nursery-ready.

Explore Ackworth School’s Nursery for your child here.

Coram House (age 4+)

Entry at 4+ is by informal assessment during a taster session. Entry at 7+ is by interview and an assessment.

This will normally involve an assessment of potential and achievement in the areas of literacy, numeracy and reasoning.

Learn about what makes our junior school unique here. 

Senior School (age 11+)

Entry at 11+ and 12+ is by school reference, interview (where possible) and tests.

These will involve Mathematics and English assessments set by the School and a non-verbal reasoning test.

Entry at 13+ and 14+ is as at 11+, though the papers will be appropriate to the age of the child.

Find out more about the senior school experience here.

Sixth Form (age 16+)

Entry at 16+ is by school reference, interview and evidence of satisfactory GCSE grades.

Entrance assessments usually take place in January, although individual assessments take place throughout the year.

Read more about the Sixth Form at Ackworth here.

Admissions Guide

Read our Admissions guide for complete information on applying for a place at Ackworth School. Download a copy to complete the registration form.


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