Ackworth School

About Ackworth School

Ackworth School, established almost 250 years ago, is a co-educational day and boarding school for students aged 2-18. A dynamic and forward-thinking school, it strives to develop resilient individuals who not only think creatively, but also act ethically and with responsibility – encouraging students to express themselves with confidence.

Boarding at Ackworth School

Boarding is available to students aged 11-18. The school’s main aim is to provide a ‘home from home’ – a place where boarders can relax, feel safe, and enjoy each other’s company. Students’ wellbeing is of utmost importance, and House Staff are on hand to support students at any time. In addition to this, Ackworth offers a fun-filled weekend programme for the students to keep them busy at all times!


Type of School Co-educational
Number of Pupils 480
Number of Boarders 100
International Boarders 93
Age Range 2-18
Religious Tradition Quaker
Distance from Airports

Leeds Bradford (45 minute drive)

Manchester (1 hour drive)

Distance from London

Less than 2 hours by train

Educational Programmes

GCSEs, A-Levels, Pre-A Level, BTEC Sport

Co-Curricular Programmes

Ackworth is a UK boarding school with a proud reputation of sporting success, this is displayed by their Table Tennis, Squash and Football academies. Besides their vast variety of sports, Ackworth also offers a plethora of other extra-curricular activities for students to enjoy alongside their studies. Just a few of these include: Art Club, Dance, Crochet Club, Percussion Club, Indoor Climbing and Lego.