Where international students can confidently develop the language, learning and social skills necessary for success in the British education system


International Courses

Ackworth School is steeped in history and offers you a traditional British education as a pathway to university, either here in the UK or in your home country or elsewhere.

We have a variety of pathways of study for international students. From mainstream study and short stay immersion courses, to focused English language courses in preparation for A levels, our expert teachers can help you achieve your academic goals.

Speak with our friendly Admissions team to find out what pathway is right for you: admissions@ackworthschool.com or +44 (0) 1977 233 621. 

In-Term Immersion Programme

Ackworth’s In-Term Immersion Programme provides a wonderful and unique opportunity for international pupils to join us at any time during the school year to experience life as an Ackworth boarder.

Our programme runs during normal term time and provides a total immersion into our mainstream classes. Pupils also join after-school clubs and societies and can get involved in the school’s sporting programme.

The programme includes:

  • Weekend activities and visits to local attractions
  • A full boarding experience with all meals, accommodation and laundry
  • Use of Ackworth School uniform for the duration of your stay
  • No guardian required
  • No Entrance Assessment is required but a reasonable level of functional English is necessary
  • All-inclusive price includes airport transfers to/from Manchester or Leeds-Bradford.

Enquire about In-Term Immersion at admissions@ackworthschool.com or call +44 (0) 1977 233 621

Agents: Download the flyer here.

EAL Support

The English as an Additional Language Department provides overseas students with extra help and support. For students in First to Fifth Form we provide at least four sessions of EAL each week. These groups typically consist of about 4 students. We provide general English tuition which helps students develop their language skills and so cope better with life and study in Britain as well as preparing students to take Cambridge English exams (KET/PET/FCE) and General IELTS.

Students in the Sixth Form prepare for academic IELTS which they will need for university. For students in the Sixth Form, we usually offer five lessons per week, and these are charged as extras. At this level we begin to prepare students for the Academic IELTS exam which they will need for university entry.

The EAL Department provides a lively, dynamic environment in which to learn. As groups are small, there is scope for individual learning programmes which cater for the specific requirements of each student. Most students find that EAL provides them with a place to ‘touch base’; time and space to discuss language problems that may be difficult to bring up in larger class environments. In this way it gives them a chance to experience more student-driven learning which provides more than just grammar and vocabulary practice. We aim to develop the student as a whole and so help them be better prepared, all round, for long-term study in the UK.

Cultural Visits Programme

Cultural Activities/Excursions

(some are compulsory and others are optional)

  • Lightwater Valley Theme Park
  • Sports Day
  • Cross Country
  • Ice Skating
  • York
  • Jorvik Viking Centre
  • York Minster
  • National Coal Mining Museum
  • Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Ten Pin Bowling
  • The Royal Armouries
  • Founders’ Day
  • Ripon Law Courts
  • Magna Science Museum
  • Thackray Medical Museum
  • International Week at St Wilfrid’s
  • Fountains Abbey
  • Aerial Extreme
  • Wilberforce Museum
  • Sherwood Forest
  • National Media Museum

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