Ackworth, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF7 7LT
10 reasons to choose Ackworth School, Coram House
Ackworth School, Coram House has a Schoolsmith Score® of 81. It is one of the best independent prep schools around Pontefract and one of the 3 best primary schools for 5 miles.
Ackworth School, Coram House is an independent prep day and boarding school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 2.5 and 11 years. Boarding from Year 5 for the very small number of pupils who board. 90% are full boarders and 10% are weekly or flexi boarders. It is a Quaker school, open to all faiths and none. The school has a non-selective admissions policy. It is the junior division of Ackworth School, an all-through school to age 18. Day fees at Ackworth School, Coram House range from £3,517 (Rec) to £3,977 per term (2023/24). Full boarding fees are £9,307 per term.
Average class size
Ackworth School, Coram House usually has one class per year, sometimes two, and an average class size of 13 pupils.
Most Coram House pupils move up to Ackworth School at the end of Year 6.
The Ackworth School, Coram House curriculum
School curriculum is based on the National Curriculum and also includes PSHE, reasoning, French, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin. Enrichment Weeks. ‘CORAM’ Learning habits enforced in each lesson; Challenge, Outcome, Reflection, Assessment, Mindset. The school offers each pupil between 5 and 10 different extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and residential trips from Year 3. Outdoor Learning and/or Forest School for each year group. Also, the school has a specialist autism resource unit.
Specialist teachers for sport, music and languages throughout, and for DT (and Food Tech) from Year 5.
Sport at Ackworth School, Coram House
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Ackworth School, Coram House
Art, music and drama are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils. All pupils learn an instrument in class and about one third take extra-curricular instrument lessons from Year 3. Two choirs, orchestra and several instrument ensembles. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Wraparound care from 7.45am to 6.00pm.
Find another school near Ackworth School, Coram House
Ackworth School (0 miles); Wakefield Independent School (2.8 miles); Queen Elizabeth Grammar School (8.8 miles).
St Wilfrid’s Catholic High School & Sixth Form College: A Voluntary Academy (4.2 miles); Crofton Academy (4.9 miles); Wakefield City Academy (8.9 miles).