Without the gifts and generosity of previous generations, pupils would not be enjoying facilities such as the Sports Hall, Swimming Pool, Music Centre, All-Weather Pitch, Tennis and Netball Courts, Fitness Suite and Fothergill Theatre. Additional fundraising is essential so that Ackworth can continue to provide the best possible education for your child and future generations. We have established the Renewal Fund to refurbish our buildings and to capitalise new facilities.
Fee income pays for Ackworth School as it is today, with very little leftover for investment in new capital projects or other initiatives. Your donation can make a real difference to our school.
Swimming pool complex
We have a long-term plan to preserve and enhance the buildings adjacent to the swimming pool. These nicely proportioned but decaying Grade I listed buildings, can provide an attractive and stimulating learning environment for our pupils as well as an income raising venue for the wider community. £250,000 will fund the renovation and conversion.
Another area that is in need of an overhaul is our astroturf, netball and tennis courts. They are in urgent need of transformation. These facilities are at the centre of our commitment to sport at the school. And they play a vital part in the daily lives of our pupils. They also form a vital part of our enrichment program for primary schools and our income raising ability.
£120,000 will provide a new multi-use games area for the junior school, a resurfaced and slightly larger astroturf pitch for hockey and tennis as well as resurfaced and improved netball and hard surface tennis courts.
Whilst we are delighted to be able to make small improvements to our sporting facilities, our greatest ambition is to build an all-weather pitch providing a facility which the majority of other schools already have. An all-weather pitch would give us all year round use for games, sports, athletics and for training which will help us to maintain our sporting reputation whilst raising income from its use. An all-weather pitch will cost in the region of £650,000.
Educational technology for learning
Research has shown that schools with sufficient digital resources achieve better results than those that are not well equipped. We are in danger of being left behind if we don’t continually keep our IT provision up to date. £5,000 will create an IT-enabled teaching room.
If you would like to help us by contributing to our Development plans please contact:
Rebecca Edgington – Development Assistant, Ackworth School, Pontefract Road, Ackworth, WF7 7LT
Tel: 01977 233 623 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Without your support none of this is possible.