As Headteacher, I am proud to welcome you to Ackworth Howard CE School and our website. I love working in this school! Something really quite special exists in the ether and you can’t help but be swept up in it. 

The core purpose of our vision is to provide opportunities for growth in mind, body and spirit to ensure the holistic development of all who work and learn here. We are passionate about learning and strongly committed to our vision which captures all that we stand for and aspire to be, building on the work of the past 190 years!

We hold tight to the vision we have for our school. It encourages the whole community to be the best versions of ourselves and keeps at the forefront of our minds what motivates and sustains us in our work.

Our pupils bring as much to this equation as the adults. I think they are remarkable and deserve the best and I am proud that during their time here, they grow into confident, well-rounded individuals. 

We understand that parents play a vital role in the education of their children and so value the many ways that they engage with the school and their children’s education. We work closely with families to enable each child to achieve their potential. As a school, our role is to support this understanding through the development and delivery of a broad and balanced, local curriculum. By creating opportunities which engage and challenge children, their potential begins to be realised. You can find out about our curriculum in our curriculum brochure.

Once these fundamental principles become rooted deep within each child, they can flourish. They are ready to use their talents, demonstrate resilience and maturity, and discover the world from a new perspective.

As a Church of England school we are committed to our Christian ethos in which children feel confident about their work, and enjoy belonging to a community that encourages independence and respect. The vision for the future of our school clearly shows that the children are at the heart of everything we undertake here. We are ensuring that the community that was built on Christian values and learning continues to be shaped through compassion, forgiveness, friendship and trust.

I hope that you will find our website interesting and informative and that it gives you a flavour of life at the Howard School. If you are a parent, whether perspective or current, please contact us to arrange a visit to see our wonderful school in action. We look forward to meeting you.

Mr Michael Walker


Educating ‘for life in all its fullness.’