School Data

Gender Mixed
Age 2 1/2 - 18
Type Boarding Day School Weekly Boarding
Size 500
Bursaries Available
Headteacher: Anton Maree

Open Days & Events

It is always possible to arrange a mutually convenient time to visit the School and to see it in action.

For an individual appointment, please telephone or email the Admissions office on +44 (0)1977 233621

We are pleased to offer a visit to the School, whilst still adhering to social distancing guidelines.

Book your visit

Bursaries and Scholarships

Ackworth School recognises the exceptional gifts and talents of young people through the award of scholarships. Therefore, scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit.  In cases of need, bursaries are available but they are all means tested. The School will consider applications to supplement a scholarship with a bursar.

Find out more

Contact Details

Ackworth School

Pontefract Road, Ackworth , WF7 7LT

Ackworth School

Pontefract Road, Ackworth , WF7 7LT

Ackworth School embraces the Quaker ethos of looking for the good in people, encouraging the individual and providing a friendly, supportive environment.

Heads Welcome

“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.”


First class teaching, a broad curriculum and superb facilities provide the foundations for a stimulating learning environment. We aim to help all pupils to progress at a pace appropriate to their age, aptitude, interests and ability, to achieve the best external examination results of which they are capable and to leave school equipped to lead a full and responsible life in the adult world.

Subscribe / latest articles and news from our schools