VIRTUAL OPEN DAY: Ackworth School Nursery and Junior showcase on Saturday, March 20

ACKWORTH School will open its doors virtually to showcase its prestigious Nursery and Junior offering with an online open day this Saturday, March 20.

We nurture happy, inquisitive children, says Ackworth School

REGISTER HERE: Parents and guardians can register to attend the virtual Nursery and Junior School Open Day on Saturday, March 20, 2021 - CLICK HERE.

E-PROSPECTUS: Read Ackworth's page turning online e-prospectus which features video, word search, web, email, phone links and more - CLICK HERE.

The virtual open day - being staged due to restrictions on gatherings and social distancing measures to combat Covid-19 - is to help parents and guardians to to find out more about Nursery and Junior School provision at Ackworth.

Ackworth School believes it is important to encourage pupils to nurture their own talents and personalities

It will be followed with a Q&A session with teachers and the opportunity to book one-to-ones.

Ackworth School, near Pontefract, in West Yorkshire, described itself as a 'dynamic and forward-thinking' boarding and day school - providing a broad academic curriculum allowing young people to gain solid foundations and to discover and develop their talents.

It has always been a co-educational, boarding and day school. For over 240 years, it has maintained a passion for teaching and learning. It is proud of its traditions and family values, but equally proud of its innovative approach to co-education.

Leaders say the Nursery and Junior School is in the beautiful and safe setting of Coram House where it provides a nurturing introduction to school life, with the perfect blend of learning opportunities within and beyond the classroom.

"We pursue high academic and pastoral standards for children, placing importance on individualised teaching and learning. We foster enthusiasm and initiative in children and believe it is important to encourage pupils to nurture their own talents and personalities," said a spokesperson.

"It is through this that self-esteem, resilience and confidence are built.

"We nurture happy, inquisitive children who want to care about the environment and find out about the world around them.

"We don’t believe that one size fits all when it comes to an education at Ackworth. We will help your child progress at the pace most appropriate to their aptitudes, interest and abilities, steering them to the start of a bright and fulfilling future.

"Pupils leave their education well-rounded and equipped to lead a full and responsible life in the adult world, having been given the widest range of possible opportunities to grow as a person at Ackworth School. For many, this starts at Nursery and they stay with us until the end of their Sixth Form education."