Boarding Accommodation at Ackworth School
Ackworth School has an amalgamated boarding house, which combines Girls’ School House and Boys’ School House. The main aim of boarding at Ackworth is to provide a ‘home from home’. Our ‘house’ is located in the main school building which therefore provides a safe and secure environment whilst also giving easy access to all facilities including the dining rooms and classrooms. All doors to the boarding houses are secured by keypad locks so restricting access only to residents. There are shared common rooms so that students can relax together after school and after prep.
Our bedrooms sleep between two and four boarders with those in the upper years having the smaller formats to allow them more privacy and quiet – important with GCSE and A Level exams.
Our boarding house has a team of resident staff attached to it and is run by the Head of Boarding and a team of House Parents. There is a member of staff on duty every day and this staff presence in each boarding house means that there is always someone available for support or help if required. If a student is ill during the school day there is an on-site health centre with a school doctor and nurse.
Most importantly the house is a happy, safe and comfortable environment that gives the students the support they need to make the most of their time at Ackworth and to help them achieve as much as they can in all areas of life, both academically and beyond the classroom in our wide co-curricular programme.