Ackworth School

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  • Full Boarding Fees


  • Qualifications

    GCSE's, A Levels & Cambridge Technicals

  • Language

    English as an additional language

  • Boarding

    Full Boarding

  • Dietary Requirements

    Vegetarian, vegan, halal, kosher and all dietary needs catered for

  • Key information

    Ackworth School is a traditional UK Boarding and Day School which also offers places to international students. Typically less than 20% of the 480 students are international and there are approximately 90 boarders. The school takes pupils ranging from Nursery age up to to Upper Sixth. The school’s A level subjects are usually taught in class sizes of less than 10 pupils.

    Ackworth has an International Centre specialising in the teaching of English as a second Language. The centre has three intakes per year; in September, January and April and there is a maximum of 12 students in the Centre at any one time.

    The English as an Additional Language (EAL) Department provides overseas students with extra help and support. For students in Yrs 7-11 the school provides at least four sessions of EAL each week. These groups typically consist of about 4 students. The school provides general English tuition which helps students develop their language skills and so cope better with life and study in Britain as well as preparing students to take Cambridge English exams (KET/PET/FCE) and General IELTS.

    Students in the Sixth Form prepare for academic IELTS which they will need for university. For students in the Sixth Form, the school usually offer five lessons per week, and these are charged as extras.

    The two Boarding Houses are staffed by teachers at the school, so that students have regular contact with staff throughout the day.


    Ackworth offers support for pupils with mild SEN (Special Education Needs)- including support for pupils on the autistic spectrum and those with dyslexia or dyspraxia.


    Ackworth is based in a rural setting near the town of Pontefract in Yorkshire. It is approximately 66 miles from Manchester international airport and the school will arrange pick ups from the airport.

    A Day in the Life of…

    Ackworth school has a wide after-school Clubs and Societies Programme which supports the academic curriculum. All students are expected to be involved in at least two of these per week. The school does not have any Exeat weekends when all Boarders must leave the campus and also does not support a Combined cadet force.

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