Address: Ackworth, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF7 7LT
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
About Ackworth School
Ackworth has a widely accepted reputation for excellence in education.
High standards are set academically, in sport, the arts and in the personal lives of every pupil and member of staff.
It is a highly respected co-educational, boarding day HMC School with a long and successful history dating back to 1779.
It is a Quaker School and as such the Quaker foundation provides a rich historical tradition and a modern educational philosophy. Quakers believe that there is something of God in everyone. They recognise no barriers of ethnicity, class or gender. Simplicity, trust, equality, peace and sustainability are at the heart of the Quaker way of life.
These principles make possible an education based on mutual respect and trust, and a belief that every member of the community is important, a trait which is so often lacking in modern society.