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Ackworth School, West Yorkshire

School Details
West Yorkshire,
United Kingdom,

Tel: +44 1977 611401
Fax: +44 1977 616225

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Anton Maree

Admissions and Marketing Secretary:
Rebecca Stephenson

This school offers flexi-boarding.

Accreditations and affiliations:
Religious affiliation:
All denominations welcome, Quaker
Teaching languages:
Age Range & Fees
2 - 18
Day Fees
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
Number of Pupils
School Boy
School Girl
Full board
This school offers
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:

Visit school, Age 3-11 is for day only while 11-18 is for day and boarding, Entry test or exam, GCSE results, Interview, References, Trial day at school, Assessment

Scholarships & Bursaries:

Academic, Drama, Sport, 6th Form, Art, Siblings, Music, Senior school entry

What we offer

  • Drama/Theatre
  • Business studies
  • Economics
  • Design technology
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • Spanish
  • Latin
  • French
  • German
  • Athletics
  • Fencing
  • Rounders
  • Table tennis
  • Netball
  • Gymnastics
  • Swimming
  • Squash
  • Hockey
  • Golf
  • Football
  • Archery
  • Cross-country
  • Cricket
  • Badminton
  • Tennis
  • Language club
  • Chess
  • Skiing
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Adventure training
  • Dance
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Horse riding and management
  • Sailing
  • Drama productions
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • School bus service
  • Particular diets
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Rail/Airport services
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • After school club
  • Experience of international students
  • Autistic Spectrum of Difficulties
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Aspergers Syndrome
  • Epilepsy
Ackworth School, founded in 1779,is a traditional UK Boarding and day School with some international students. The school is housed in large Georgian buildings of great distinction. These, together with extensive gardens, provide a magnificent setting for the education of young people.
Conveniently situated for Leeds, Wakefield, Doncaster and Barnsley, Ackworth is close to motorways and fast trains to London. It is fully co-educational with boarders and day pupils in the Senior School and a Junior School (known as Coram House) which admits day pupils from 2. Senior School entry is at 11, 12, 13 and 16+ by entrance test, reference and interview. Scholarships and bursaries are available.

Academic standards are very high. Over 95% of pupils regularly move on to degree courses. Not all our pupils are academic 'high flyers' as we recognise the importance of other strengths and the value of achievement in many spheres. For this reason Ackworth offers a rich variety of activities and all pupils are strongly encouraged to take part in them.
Music thrives with orchestras and choirs, 20 specialist music teachers and a programme of free music tuition to all 11 year olds on 3 instruments to 'launch them musically'. Concerts take place in our purpose built Music Centre, or in the Fothergill Theatre.
Our sporting facilities are also excellent and pupils can enjoy activities ranging from archery and athletics to snowboarding and salsa dancing. There is an extensive programme of optional weekend visits to concerts, sporting events and places of interest. Our boarding accommodation is part of our long-term programme of development of the School - the boys' boarding house was recently refurbished, and the girls now have specially designed study bedrooms.

Each student at Ackworth School's International Centre enjoys a varied, stimulating and challenging programme which combines academic, social, cultural and pastoral elements to produce a truly excellent 'all round' package. From the moment a student arrives at Ackworth School's International Centre, help and support is always close at hand. Each student has two dedicated personal tutors, one male and one female, and receives ESL tuition in classes consisting of a maximum of eight students.

Above all, Ackworth is a Quaker school where we look for the good in people and encourage the individual. There is a very distinctive homely and friendly atmosphere, which is regularly commented upon by visitors.

Alumni - The Ackworth Old Scholars' Association currently has over 2000 members worldwide.
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