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  • Ackworth School
    Ackworth
    Pontefract
    West Yorkshire
    WF7 7LT
  • Head: Mr Anton Maree
  • T 01977 233600
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.ackworthschool.com/
  • An independent school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 19.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Wakefield
  • Pupils: 475
  • Religion: Quaker
  • Fees: Senior Day £13,185; Boarding £25,005 pa
  • Open days: September, November, February, March and May
  • ISI report: View the ISI report
  • Linked schools: Coram House

What the school says...

Ackworth has always been a co-educational, boarding and day school. For over 230 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.

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
Please come and visit us. I look forward to welcoming you to Ackworth.

Anton Maree

Head
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International Study Centre - school has a linked, international study centre for overseas students wishing to improve their English.

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Sailing

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Special Education Needs

The school has an Autism Resource which provides education for four students with Asperger's syndrome taught individually and integrated as is appropriate to mainstream classes. The school has a qualified SEN teacher providing support to students with dyspraxia and dyslexia and working with teachers to support student learning. However the school does not have learning support assistants. 10-09

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