Ackworth School

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MottoNon sibi sed omnibus
(Not for oneself but for all)
Formation1779
HeadquartersWest Yorkshire, England
Type• independent
• day sschool
• boarding school
Quaker school in England. Most of today's pupils are not Quakers, but the school retains a strong Quaker ethos.

Ackworth School is an independent day and boarding school located in the village of High Ackworth, near Pontefract, West Yorkshire, England. It is one of seven Quaker schools in England.

Overview

Originally it was a boarding school for Quaker children. Today most of the school's pupils are day pupils. There are more than 27 different nationalities in the boarding houses. Most of today's pupils are not Quakers, but the school retains a strong Quaker ethos and is able to offer means-tested Bursary awards to children from Quaker and non-Quaker families. There is a very short Quaker-style silence at assembly and before meals. Once a week the School meets for a longer Meeting for Worship.



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