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Ackworth School

Ackworth School

Pontefract Road, Ackworth, Pontefract, WF7 7LT, West Yorkshire

01977 233 600



Ackworth School
School type Co-educational Day & Boarding Prep & Senior, Nursery & Sixth Form
Founded 1779
Headteacher Mr. Martyn Beer
Date Appointed April 2024
Co-ed Age Range 2.5-18 years (boarding from 10)
Number of pupils 475
Day fees per annum £3,517 - £5,585 per term
Boarding fees per annum £11,795 - £13,185 per term
Average Class Size 16
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:12
Associations BSA, HMC, SofH, ISC

Ackworth has always been a co-educational, boarding and day school. For over 245 years, we have maintained a passion for teaching and learning. We are proud of our traditions and family values, but equally proud of our innovative approach to co-education.

Ackworth is a dynamic and forward-thinking school. We strive to develop resilient individuals who not only think creatively, but also act ethically and with responsibility. We encourage our students to express themselves with confidence, to embody the Quaker value of speaking respectfully to others, but also in a way that is true to themselves and their beliefs.

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.

Located in a beautiful rural setting in Yorkshire, we offer broad educational opportunities from nursery age to sixth form, for day pupils and boarders.

Some of these opportunities are:

  • proven academic performance
  • a safe and supportive atmosphere
  • the strength of quiet reflection
  • excellent sport, music, drama, visual arts and recreational facilities

The school embraces the Quaker ethos of looking for the good in people, encouraging the individual and providing a friendly, supportive environment. First class teaching, a broad curriculum and superb facilities provide the foundations for a stimulating learning environment.