Ackworth School is a traditional UK Boarding and Day School which also offers places to international students. Ackworth has 500 students , ranging from Nursery to Upper Sixth, and of these 120 are boarders. The school’s offers class sizes for A level subjects are usually less than 10 pupils.
International student enrolment is flexible and can include spending a few weeks, or a term at the school-this is called an In-Term programme.
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 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.
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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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